Tayo Okubena immigrated from Nigeria about 15 years ago on a soccer scholarship. From the beginning, he’s found himself surrounded by kind folks who take it upon themselves to help him grow professionally and as a member of the community.
“The love in Louisville is – I mean, I’m not from here, and they treat me like I’m a golden child or something.”
While pursuing a pre-med degree at UofL, he realized that just wasn’t his thing. He’d rather work with his hands. “Detailing has become an obsession for me, because there’s was a difference between getting your car cleaned and detailing your car.”
Several years ago, Tayo sat down for a haircut from a new barber he thought he’d try. “We started having conversations about science, religion, nature. I was like, who is this guy?”
That guy was Louisville native Ben Rostin. Rostin was running a successful barber business, but he, too, felt ready for something more.
The men forged a friendship that quickly led to a business partnership in a field neither of them had been chasing. Yet, they found their niche.
And that’s how they wound up running On The Spot Cleaning & Auto Detailing. On the Spot specializes in detailing vehicles at their customers’ homes or workplaces. They detail cars, trucks, SUVs, boats, motorcycles, even airplanes.