About Zoom Groom Mobile Pet Spa LLC
Groomer Laura Lee Ray and business manager Richard Lawrence Ray are not only partners in business, they are partners in life, being married to each other for over thirty years. Laura followed her Air Force NCO husband in his assignments all over Europe. When he retired from the Air Force. Laura worked in several grooming shops in the Fort Walton Beach, Florida area before opening her own mobile grooming business serving the local area. Its name was "Zoom Groom The PREMIUM Mobile Pet Spa". She sold the business in Florida and she and Richard moved to Tennessee. For another six years, she worked for a local grooming and boarding operation until the bug of being her own boss bit again. Since the name of her previous mobile grooming business was a success, it was revived in Tennessee and now serves an area from Tullahoma and Manchester in the west to Jasper and Kimball in the east.
Laura is a groomer with over thirty years of experience. A graduate of the Pedigree™ Professional School of Dog Grooming, she has worked in grooming shops in Arizona, California, and Florida. While accompanying her husband Richard to his overseas assignments in the military, she performed grooming services for military families in Germany and The Netherlands. Born in Glendora, California, her father, a career U.S> Army NCO also traveled frequently between the U.S. and Europe with his family., Laura joined the military herself and served in the U.S. Air Force until the birth of her first child. A graduate of the University of West Florida, Laura has four children who have become successful adults. She is also a proud grandmother to seven grandchildren.
Richard is a U.S. Air Force retiree, having served as a public affairs non-commissioned officer. He worked on the staff of two base newspapers, and while on his overseas assignments, was a morning radio announcer for the American Forces Network's station in Stuttgart Germany. He also worked in other radio and television assignments in The Netherlands, Spain, and Turkey. A graduate of the University of Hartford and the University of Southern California's Institute of Safety and Systems Management, Richard works on the business of the company, from bookkeeping, ensuring legal compliance, and publicity. (he also fixes what breaks in the grooming van)
Laura and Richard live on several acres of land outside Sewanee, Tennessee. They are members of Morton Memorial United Methodist Church in Monteagle, where Laura participates in one of her other true passions, singing in the church choir.
Our van is the star of the show. Built by Wag'nTails Mobile Conversions in Indiana, the van is a complete grooming shop on wheels. Fully self contained. Zoom Groom Mobile Pet Spa can groom anywhere, any time. The van is equipped with an
We wanted only the best for you and your pet, and we have the best!