Local Heroes

Michelle Nichols, Small Car Performance is Known Globally

For the past 40 years, Small Car Performance is Known Globally and here in our South Sound community. Michelle and Austin, since February this year, took ownership. The Small Car Performance team serves by “building an experience machine for those wanting to see the world.”

Small Car Performance

Austin says “What makes us different is that we have a very specific niche that is sought out globally. Not only that, but we are also the manufacturer for the new tech needed for our competitors to do business.”

Michelle is the President and CEO of Small Car Performance, a driven mother of 3 young children and wife, who handles the business like a Boss Lady! Austin, proud father and husband mentions, ” I admire how my wife can control a room and handle business. I am blessed to witness it. She is top notch, amazing and intelligent.”

Local Biz Hero

Michelle and Austin are what we like to call a Local Biz Hero, a self-made entrepreneur who brings true value to his community. High stands of professionalism and strong work ethics of small business owners, like Michelle and Austin, are the infrastructure of restoration economy.

Therefore, every dollar that they make goes back to supporting the local business ecosystem and the community. As Small Car Performance supports the charities local to the 414. They also employ many locals from our area.

VW Vans with Small Car Performance

We sat down with Austin for a quick interview –

Why do you do what you do?

“We owned vans for over 20 years as a couple. Our friends were the previous owners. Let’s just say we were in the right place at the right time.”

Are you Seahawks and Sounders fans?

“We are from Atlanta, GA but since moving here we have become fans and love supporting local sports.

Being the VP, Austin works directly with many people. We asked him what is the most significant situation that ever happened to you on the job?

“Deciding to purchase the business. We were looking for a while to buy into something. I love seeing people’s heads’ turn when telling them my wife runs the company as President and CEO. “

One tip when choosing a professional restoration for VW vans, what would it be?

“Make sure you ask many questions. Make sure you have transparency before making your decisions. “

Professional Restoration for VW Vans

When looking for a professional restoration for VW vans, the Small Car Performance team should be your first choice. For me, Small Car Performance is known Globally and makes a big impact here locally. Call the team at 253.473.2474 or visit www.smallcar.com – Seriously Great Experience Machines.

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