Africans can do business anywhere. They also major in all types of business. They cannot be limited as long as an opportunity presents itself. When the story hit the news that an East African runs a garage in New Hampshire, many were not surprised. After all, Obama has very strong Kenyan roots and many Kenyans feel that they share a lot with him.
Running a garage is tough, but beating the competition is tougher. Nothing, short of the best work, will make you survive in business. Lee Mwaura Karugu is a proud Kenyan after opening a garage in New Hampshire. This is in itself a big step in the world of business as it is in the automotive sector. Karugu opened the shop with an aim to serve his fellow countrymen and any other interested party living in the community around the garage.
The garage is situated at 4 Belknap st and was officially opened in late 2012 and has already started receiving a good number of customers in search of garage related services. Driven by the need to serve the community around him, Karugu decided to open the garage since he is a professional mechanic. Looking at the business sector today, it must have been a difficult decision for him to decide to venture into the car repair industry in foreign land.
For Karugu, it is all about doing what he loves best and never having to work a day in his life. Albeit there is the expected competition from the more known and established shops, the Kenyan garage has managed to get a hold of customers that have been coming back for more services. Having been a pro mechanic for more than 20 years, opening a car repair shop was the best business Karugu would get into. He worked elsewhere in a field not related to mechanics but he stayed relevant through fixing his friends’ cars. All this while Karugu still kept his dream alive hoping to have his own repair shop one day. This meant keeping his eyes open for a convenient spot to set up his business.
It was not until he met with an old friend who is also from Africa that his dream started taking direction to reality. His friend, an Eritrean was running a business at the 4 Belknap street and fortunately for Karugu, the garage section was not in use. When Karugu visited the location they made a deal and soon he was at work trying to bring the garage back to life. The fact that he had searched for space to set up a garage for quite a long time made him grab the opportunity without a second thought. This is how Royal Auto Sales garage was born.
As time goes by Karugu has been expanding his business venture both in services and equipment. This has seen the increase of vehicles visiting the garage for both minor and major repairs. In the near future Royal Auto Sales garage is expected to extend its services to tire change and state sticker inspection among many others. This however does not mean that the garage is short of heavy tools to get the work done.
The Kenyan garage in New Hampshire is aimed at saving many people’s time. There are many drivers who complain of time wastage by auto repair shops but with the speed and competence offered by Karugu at his shop this can be a thing of the past. Royal Auto sales garage is expected to grow in leaps and bounds to be among the best in its field.