About Us

High-Def Detailing has been servicing the Michiana and surrounding areas with excellence since 2014. We are a home-based, licensed and insured, business with a dedicated shop that was fully renovated for detailing in 2019. We specialize in interior and exterior services, paint correction, and ceramic coatings. We are committed to quality and unrivaled customer satisfaction. Our commitment to you is that we will exceed all of your expectations, and make your vehicle look and feel newer than the day you bought it! 

As a local small business, we put intentional care into each vehicle we detail. After years of researching cleaning methods and products, we work to use only the best in the industry, leaving our customers with lasting results that speak for themselves. Take a look at some of our recent work and read our reviews to see for yourself!


Meet the detailer

My name is Ben Runkel and I am the owner of High-Def Detailing, LLC in Elkhart, Indiana. I grew up in Naperville, Illinois and attended school at Northern Illinois University where I received my degrees in Music Education and Music Performance. I have spent the majority of my career as a full time musician, but have always had a passion for cars - working on them and making them look as amazing as possible. While teaching as a public school band director, I started detailing in the summers and weekends and quickly realized this was a service that my growing client base was needing and appreciating. In 2019 I decided to leave my full time teaching commitments to focus more on building High-Def Detailing and allow more flexibility for my family and I. 

I attribute my extreme level of detail to being a musician, which is why detailing cars came so natural to me! Whether I'm in the practice room working on a piece of music, or in the garage working on a vehicle, I am striving for perfection every step of the way. I am now operating High-Def Detailing year-round out of our recently renovated home-based shop. If I'm not detailing I am teaching percussion at Indiana University South Bend, performing, serving at church, or spending quality time with my wife, Colleen. 

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