Man Trades In 20 Year Desk Job for "Pathetic Medic" Auto Franchise

Opens Pathetic Medic Car Care of Williamsport

June 05, 2008 // // Hughesville, PA - No more cubicles with sticky notes, asking for time off, or hanging around the company water cooler. After 20 years of working for someone else, Dave Shoemaker of Williamsport has now traded in his inventory control job for an entrepreneurial endeavor: opening a new franchise with Pathetic Medic®, a premier provider of on-site automotive services. Serving the greater Williamsport area, Shoemaker's Pathetic Medic Franchise offers on-the-spot windshield repair, stain and odor removal, and remedies other 'pathetic mishaps' to the delight of car owners and car dealers alike.

Shoemaker, who just completed his franchise training in Chester County, has no regrets. "I have always wanted to run my own business and I found that Pathetic Medic had everything I was looking for in a one-person business." Asked about whether he had any apprehensions about leaving the security of a 40 hour a week paycheck, Dave states with a smile, "I had some concerns. Anytime you start a business you face an element of uncertainty. But Pathetic Medic has a great history and a great business model so I felt it was something I just had to do."

At age 50, Dave says he is happy to be fulfilling his dream of operating his very own business. When asked what he likes most about being a Pathetic Medic franchise owner, he responded, "I like dealing with people. It's a great feeling to see someone's eyes light up when I eliminate a burn hole or other damage in their car that they thought they might have to live with because of huge replacement costs. With my Pathetic Medic franchise services I save them time and money and they have a great looking car in the process. It's a satisfying feeling."

Pathetic Medic is a premier provider of on-site windshield and car interior repair services.
The company, headquartered west of Philadelphia, was recently featured in USA Today as one of the nation's most unique new franchise start-ups in America. It's certified and trained Medics drive white Chevy vans sporting the Pathetic Medic® logo and toll free number 1-877-Do-My Car. Services include on-the-spot stone damaged windshield repair, odor removal, as well as leather seat restoration and fabric repair.

Founded in 1984, Pathetic Medic began franchising in 2005. Exclusive territories are now being awarded nationwide. For more information please visit


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