The Clean Life

In 1945, 18-year-old James Boxley lived in Halifax, Virginia when he received word that a brick manufacturing plant in Coeymans, New York was looking for workers. He wasted no time moving to New York and joining the brick workers team to support his family back home.

Brick making was dirty work and the job site living quarters were very messy. James was compelled to improve the standard of living for his coworkers and himself. After a long day of hard labor, James began detailing their cars so that they could ride in style. He soon built a name for himself as a hard working and meticulous man.

Word spread to Richard Marshall, the owner of a local car dealership, who asked James to begin providing auto detailing services to his customers. Boxley’s Polishing Services was born.

Today the Boxley’s family business continues to provide the same high-quality service brought to the Capital Region for over 50 years. And our range of service expands everyday. Whether its your car, your home or your business, the crews at Boxley’s will “bring the shine”. And with two convenient locations throughout the area, you’re not far from looking your best.


At Boxley's, our mission to best serve our customers spans from the workers on the ground, detailers in the shop, to the leadership staff who roll up their sleeves and support the clean team.

Steven Boxley,

Second generation of Boxleys Services. For over 30 years Steven has worked side by side with his father James Boxley, until his retirement. Since his father's Retirement, Steve has expanded from Boxley’s Polishing Service to Boxley’s Services. Steven's hands-on leadership approach motivates our employees daily, and awe’s our customers. Bringing in accounts from all over the capital region, Boxleys now has a vast number of services and employees.

Christian Boxley,
Vice President

3rd generation of Boxleys Services. Christian graduated from Le Moyne college with a BA in Business management & leadership. Now working as VP to Boxley’s Services, he brings a high level of youth experience transforming Boxley's into the modern age. Working to implement new marketing campaigns, social media works, & innovative ways to "Bring the shine".

Karen Joseph,
Customer Service Manager

Karen is no stranger to the service world. The past 20 years she has worked in NYC with Precision auto, the first Tesla factory trained and approved body shop. She brings NYC to us with her fast-paced & organized style of managing customers, & day to day operations.

Dan Grock,
Auto Detail Manager

Dan has been Boxley’s automotive manager for over 15 years. As the automotive industry was changing from a single stage paint to clear coat paint that required automotive technicians to innovate. The process became detailed based compared to needs based. Nobody understood that better than Dan. Since then, Dan has worked to innovate and expand our brand to provide the highest level of detailing, while training many high-level automotive technicians who can perform a variety of automotive services.

Kathleen Armer-Goes,
General Manager

Kathleen for over 25 years has given her heart to Boxley’s. Working closely with the Founder Jim Boxley & Current owner Steven Boxley, Kath has brought a level of management and efficiency to Boxley’s that revolutionized our brand. Kathleen is credited with starting our Home cleaning division, bringing in and maintaining major accounts.

Rich Herr,
On-Site Supervisor

Rich started with the company 8+ years ago doing home clean outs and estate sales and now, he is managing those day to day operations of those very accounts. He has dedicated countless hours to his professional and now works on commercial job sites. You will see him around all our locations keeping customers happy, & employees excited about what comes next.