Bulldog Auto Detailing announced as Regional & People’s Choice Award Winner through Extraco Banks Extrapreneur Program
Tyson McLaughlin, Extraco Banks Temple VP Commercial Banking (R) poses with members of the Bulldog Auto Detailing Team (R to L) Gram Short, Owner & Founder, Stephen Polidore, Training Manager, Caleb Burch, Social Media Manager, & Garner Kuras, Controller & Dealer Operations Manager (Photo Courtesy of Extraco Banks)
Bulldog Auto Detailing, a Temple-based business, was announced by Extraco Banks as a 2021 Extrapraneur Award Program finalist, Regional Award, and People’s Choice Award winner at an awards banquet on October 21, 2021.
The program provides Central Texas entrepreneurs and small business owners a chance to win up to $26,000 in cash prizes, along with mentorship and business consultation for one year. Bulldog Auto Detailing was among more than 45 businesses across the Central Texas area that applied.
“We continue to be impressed with applications received from Central Texas businesses for the Extrapreneur Award,” said Chris Kincaid, corporate executive vice president and chief of strategic design for Extraco Banks, in a press release.
Bulldog Auto Detailing has been “keeping Central Texas cars clean and protected since 2016,” according to their website. It currently has four locations throughout Central Texas in Temple, Waco, Clifton, and Leander to “give your ride that fresh-off-the-lot look".
“We are so proud of our team for making it to the finals of the Extraco Banks Extrapreneur Program,” noted Gram Short, owner, and founder of Bulldog Auto Detailing, in a social media post. “Our team ended up winning the People’s Choice Award and the award for our region. Bulldog would not be where it is today without the amazing support of the community!”
Each finalist team for the program presented business pitches that were evaluated by Extraco executive leaders on four elements: mission and vision, economic catalyst, viable/executable, and overall idea. Bulldog Auto Detailing was awarded monetary prizes totaling $6,000, as well as mentorship from three to six months.
For more information about the annual Extrapreneur Award, visit extracobanks.com/extrapraneur.
Learn more about Bulldog Auto Detailing at bulldogautodetailing.com.