Our Story

How the Cunningham family developed a passion for making the surfaces in  workplaces, homes, and vehicles look fresh, clean and impeccably maintained…

As a hospitality professional with over four decades of experience, owner and founder of WHAT A SHINE! Enterprises, Phillip Cunningham, is known for maintaining detailed cleaning and high quality standards for full service hotels and entertainment complexes. His passion and vision for bringing top-of-the-line, superior surface care services to residential and commercial clients led to the formation of WHAT A SHINE! Enterprises.

The Cunningham family has a long history of owning black cars and experimenting with different product lines to obtain the best shine. Phillip’s son, Joshua became a certified automotive detailer and ceramic coating specialist. Joshua started What A Shine Mobile Detailing in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2011.

WHAT A SHINE! Enterprises is pleased to offer high quality, premium services in both companies. Our mission is simple, but profound: Do it right the first time and every time.

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  • Marble
  • Travertine
  • Granite
  • Epoxy Coatings
  • Terrazzo
  • Tile & Grout
  • Interior & Exterior Detailing
  • Ceramic Coating
  • Paint Correction
  • Color Sanding
  • Engine Bay Cleaning
  • Car Show Detailing
  • Leather Conditioning

What you can expect with WHAT A SHINE! 


From the moment you contact us till the moment that the job is completed you will feel respected and treated with professionalism all the way.


We will show up on time, be organized, leave no mess behind, do high quality work at competitive prices, and more. We are always a phone call away.


Our highly trained, experienced technicians know what it takes to restore and maintain your surfaces. We consistently produce the outcomes we promise.

Follow up

We continue relationships with clients after the job by providing guidance for proper maintenance and recommending safe, effective products.


What Our Clients Say

My wife's car looked fantastic after What a Shine got finished with it. We use her car to transport our dogs and for trips, so it gets plenty of chances to get dirty. The car looked brand new inside and outside! I will definitely recommend you all...

from Groupon

Their employee did such a great job! Our car hadn't been cleaned in 2-3 years, the seats had spills, it was pretty dusty... and now it looks like a brand new car!! Great job you guys!

from Groupon

Punctual and a fabulous job! My car looks like new!

from Groupon