cara beth smith
What started as a part-time venture has become a full-time small business for Kevin Stewart. Nearly 20 years ago, he took the plunge and left his eight-year job to dedicate all his working hours to his service at Stewart’s Mobile.
Stewart’s Mobile Services is a family owned business providing medium and heavy duty diesel truck repairs and heavy trailer repairs. Other services include onsite fleet maintenance, spot truck/yard jockey repairs and rentals, light engine repairs, truck and trailer tuning, and diesel engine cleaning with modern exhaust systems.
His wife, co-owner and office manager Joanna told BladenOnline: Until we rented our first store in 2006, our motto was “service on the spot.” Currently, there are 3 he bay shops, 4 service vehicles and 8 employees. ”
When it all started almost 20 years ago, there really wasn’t a set “goal” to achieve. However, Kevin saw demand for this work and began offering these services as a side business to earn extra income. “Our goal for the future is to keep growing the business with the hope that the now 16-year-old and his 17-year-old son can stay in business,” said the owner.
All small businesses face challenges. Kevin and Joanna said: We have learned a lot over the years through trial and error. However, the biggest challenge at the moment is finding qualified technicians. ”
When asked how Stewart’s Mobile Services contributes to the community, the owner explained: We are helping our community watch, working in power company trucks after hours during the massive blackouts immediately after Hurricane Florence, donating to local fundraiser, and supporting many local schools. ”
“We are proud to have served Braden and the surrounding counties for 20 years by providing high quality, professional, affordable tractor trailer and spot truck repairs. We thank all of our customers who have contributed to our success over the years and look forward to continuing to provide the same or better service to everyone who needs us!” – Stewart’s Kevin and Joanna Stewart, owners of Mobile Services.
• Location: 3010 W Broad Street, Elizabethtown.
• Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Open Saturdays by appointment only.
For more information, please visit: www.stewartsmobileservice.com.