Savage Beast hits the shelves in Washington

Published 10:03 pm Sunday, August 7, 2016

A Washington man is taking his homegrown business to the next level.

Joseph Savage, founder of Savage Beast car cleaning/shining products, is now selling his tire shine and chrome shine solutions at Washington’s Piggly Wiggly. In the past, he sold the products on his own, at barbershops and at car shows, and is also a longtime employee of First South Bank.

“I have been pitching this for a long time,” Savage said, as he helped stock a shelf with the products last Monday. “I’m hoping this will be a start.”

He said this next step is a tribute to hard work, motivated by his faith in God and by remembering his ABCs: “Avoid negative sources, people, places, things and habits. Believe in yourself. Consider things from every angle. … Zero in on your target and go for it!”

Savage said he hopes that other people, especially the younger generation, will be inspired by his story, as he truly believes anyone can succeed if he puts in the work.

“I’m just an average guy. I’m nobody special,” he said. “The average guy can, you know, do something.”

Giving back is in Savage’s blood, and many people know him from his holiday fundraisers to supply turkeys to the homeless shelter for meals. Although he strives to be successful, Savage is also thinking of the impact he could make.

“I want to do something here in Beaufort County,” he said. “We need to support our local people.”

With his shining products on the shelves, Savage said he plans to restock them himself if they sell well.

According to Savage, the next step for him is to continue working hard, promoting his Savage Beast brand, and perhaps in the future, get to the point where he can open a distribution center in the area.

“I ask God just, you know, to guide me,” he said. “I’m hoping somebody will get inspired by this.”