About Us

“From Dirt to Shine in No Time”


Adam & Shop Dog, Koa

Adam Hayes, the owner of Hayes Detail, has been in the automotive industry on and off almost his entire life. At the age of 13 he started working in his parents’ body shops, Hayes Brothers Collision Repair, all around the Sacramento area completing various jobs including paint prep, polishing, and basic detailing.

After graduating from Oak Ridge HS in El Dorado Hills, Adam moved to Southern California to pursue a business degree.  Four years later, he graduated from California Lutheran University with a BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship.  Adam’s interest in the automotive industry never wavered while he was in school as he continued to work for his parents during the summer months.  His parents’ hard work and success as entrepreneurs inspired him and he knew that some day he would own his own business.

Not long after graduating, Adam’s father approached him with the idea of starting an automotive detail business.  Adam was 100% on board with the idea and felt extremely comfortable with automotive care having shadowed some of the most talented painters, detailers and auto body repair men for almost 10 years.

In June 2013, Hayes Detail officially opened it’s doors and Adam has never looked back.  He takes great pride in his work and truly enjoys transforming vehicles ‘from dirt to shine in no time’.  Every vehicle is treated with utmost care and detail, no matter the size of the job.  With several different detail packages and a la carte services, there is something for every need/budget.

Tim Thao, Assistant Detailer

After growing up in Crescent City and graduating from Del Norte High, Tim, moved to Sacramento to pursue his dreams and work on his education. As an avid enthusiast of car culture taking a job in the car industry was a perfect fit.

Detailing is a huge passion of Tim’s. Ever since he was 14 has helped his family take care of their cars with basic cleaning, washing and routine maintenance.  Tim taught himself how to polish paint and eventually took jobs in the industry by working at car washes, body shops, a few other detail shops.

Tim says that “working at Hayes Detail allows me as a detailer to take car care to the next level. The effort we put into every job doesn’t feel like work, that’s the best part”.

When not working, Tim works on or rides his motorcycle.  He is truly an enthusiast for anything on two wheels.

We are thrilled to have Tim a part of our Hayes Detail family!