Local Store Owners Open Auto Detailing Service

By Adam Smith

Rustic Charm, a local store that sells everything from candles to t-shirts, now shares its roof with the new auto detailing service, Pro Auto Detail.

Chris and Sarah Province opened Rustic Charm in February of this year and intended to open the detailing service from the beginning. The opening of the couple’s businesses follows their move to Wabash from Arkansas in October of last year. While living in Arkansas, Chris was an emergency medical technician, and Sarah was employed by a surgical group.

The stores are located at 235 Southwood Drive, the former location of Wabash Two-Way Radio. The fact that the store is located on the same property as a house was instrumental in the couple’s decision making process when it came to where they should move.

Chris said, “we wanted to work close to home” and be near their three children, Caleb, Amber, and Ashley.

When asked what sets Pro Auto Detail apart, Chris responded that his “eye for detail” gives the store an edge that can’t be found anywhere else. His experience in the business comes from the upkeep of a show truck that he used to take to shows in Arkansas and the surrounding states. The truck won several awards and was featured in a couple magazines.

The following are included in the store’s services: hand washing, hand waxing, use of a clay bar for removing oxidation and debris, steam cleaning, hot water extraction for deep cleaning of carpet and upholstery, and tar removal.

Pro Auto Detail is open from 9 AM to 6 PM, Monday through Saturday, but the hours can be flexible if an appointment is made. They also offer a pick-up and drop-off service for customers in Wabash.

You can call Rustic Charm at (260) 228-1330 and Pro Auto Detail at (260) 228-1220, or you can send an e-mail to either store at

Posted on 2014 Jul 01