20 in their Twenties 2022: Tanner Blais

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CEO, Pristine Auto Spa

In high school, Tanner Blais started detailing cars for friends and family to earn money. He never stopped. As he grew his business, Pristine Auto Spa, Blais realized he couldn’t manage the business and attend college, so he chose to pursue Pristine. In 2018, he co-leased his first shop to be able to offer services from a storefront. At the time, he had three employees. In 2019, he took on a partner. They moved their shop to its current space off East 65th Street and Binford Boulevard and now have 17 employees. 

Proud moment in your career? The culture he’s helped create in his business. “More so than anything else, having a work culture that allows people to push their abilities, challenge ideas and encourage positivity is rewarding.” 

What have you learned about yourself since you joined the workforce? “I have a passion for motivating and pushing people to be their best.”

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? With eight to 10 more Pristine locations. “I want to have a few kids and, most importantly, still be operating with the passion that I have today.”

Favorite social media platform: Instagram 

Netflix recommendation: “Formula 1: Drive to Survive”

Go-to coffee order: Spanish latte from Bovaconti

Morning person or night owl? morning person•

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