About Us

Founded in 2014, High-Def Detailing is Michiana’s ceramic coating and new vehicle protection specialist. Locally owned and operated under Christian values, we provide honest and friendly service every step of the way. We are passionate about cars, and pride ourselves on delivering results that speak for themselves. 

High-Def Detailing specializes in the following services:

  • Ceramic Coatings

  • Paint Protection Film

  • Paint Correction

  • Premium Interior and Exterior Detailing

  • Monthly Maintenance Detailing Packages 

Experience the difference of our premium services, conveniently located at our new shop off of County Rd 17 in Elkhart.


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.


At the beginning of 2022 I moved my business location to a new shop just off of County Rd 17 in Elkhart and am excited for the continued growth of High-Def Detailing in the community. Outside of work I enjoy working on my own vehicles, continuing my percussion skills, attending Notre Dame athletic events,  serving at church, and spending time with friends and family!

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