Preferred Recovery Solutions makes the vehicle a reflection of the owner

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Vehicles are an investment of the owner, and Michael Stewart knows how to make each one a beautiful reflection of the person.

Working on vehicles from the time he was a child growing up in Dubberly, it was a natural move for Stewart to start his own business – Preferred Recovery Solutions.

“We have complete car care,” Stewart said. “This is the car detail and paint restoration side of the business. We are also authorized to handle Penske Truck Rentals.”

Preferred has been at its current address of 1839 Hwy. 531, Minden for one year.

Stewart owned a trucking company for the past 10 years, but decided he wanted to be “home” the last half of his life.

First came the Penske contract. Then Stewart found the spot just south of Interstate 20 on 531.

“We lease from Kary Bryce, and he’s helped us a tremendous amount,” Stewart said. “He’s been instrumental in us getting everything going for us.”

The property has a shop, so it was a natural progression for Stewart to return to the work he

“We’ve been doing the detail work and paint restoration for going on a year now,” he said.

Recently, Stewart made a trek to San Diego for training with Ceramic Pro, another company he brought to Minden.

“Ceramic Pro is the largest ceramic coating company in the world,” he said. “We spent a week there because I wanted to make sure I knew everything. We work on a lot of expensive cars and a lot of dealership cars.”

Now, Preferred Recovery also offers window tinting and ceramic coating on anything on a vehicle, whether it’s seats, carpet, glass, paint – “we have something to protect it,” Stewart said.

With the help of dedicated employees, their detail work is top notch, high-end.

Preferred Recovery Solutions takes a vehicle and applies detail work:
*Headlight Restoration
*Paint Restoration
*CeramicPro Coating
*Pick up/Delivery Available
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Stewart is also invested in the Minden community. He donates money/free services to the Minden St. Jude Auction, Local Rodeos, Local Churches as well as Local School Fundraisers. During the 2021 ice storm, his busines was closed but he wanted to help the community; and offered his Jeep Wrangler to transport essential medical employees from their homes to the jobs at local nursing homes and hospitals. This included taking an Oncology Registered Nurse to WK North and picking up a Respiratory Therapist at Ocshner LSU in Shreveport at no charge.

For more information about Preferred Recovery Solutions, call 318-268-6144.