At first glance, Finishing Touch is a Sacramento-based mobile auto detailing startup dedicated to providing high-quality, low-cost, convenient auto detailing services ranging from basic washing to full-level detailing.
It is beneath the surface, however, where the true value of this company lies. Finishing Touch is one of several social enterprise businesses operated by Cottage Housing, Inc. (CHI). Aside from fulfilling a market need, the company is creating transitional jobs for formerly homeless individuals who are committed to moving from the streets to self-sustainability.
Not only does Finishing Touch provide these individuals with a valuable vocation, it also provides them with basic and advanced job readiness skills that will better prepare them to gain permanent employment once they leave CHI’s program. Such permanent employment is critical to the success of the individuals becoming self-sufficient and going from tax-takers to tax-makers.