Matthew Martelle is the owner of Matt's Wash & Wax. He fell in love with cars when he was 13 years old thanks to his father's 1966 Chevelle.
Matthew grew up around his parents' home printing business in Underhill, VT. He always knew that he would open his own business someday.
After a job shadowing project at Browns River Middle School, Matthew's dream became a reality. He decided to shadow an auto detailing business, and from that moment on he knew that's what he wanted to do for a career.
During his junior year at Mount Mansfield Union High School, Matthew attended the Business Academy Program at The Center for Technology Essex. The knowledge he gained at CTE became very useful, especially after he graduated high school in 2007.
Unlike his classmates, Matthew wasn't thinking about college. Instead, he wanted to find a location where he could grow his business. This became a reality when Matthew met the nicest man in the world, Jim Barrett. Jim rented Matthew a 2-car garage on Route 15 in Jericho. The small detailing business slowly turned into a busy detailing shop.
After several years of solid growth, Matthew knew that he needed a bigger space. Plus, he wanted a place of his own. Using the skills he learned from the Business Academy, Matthew created a business plan that allowed him to take his company to the next level.
After more than a year of planning, Matthew was finally able to break ground on what is now the current location of Matt's Wash & Wax.
Matthew married his wife, Alicia, in July 2013. They currently live in Underhill with their 3-year-old daughter, Aurora, and their dog, Kodi. They love spending time together in the beautiful state of Vermont.