Michael grew up in Mantua as one of five children. His father and mother instilled an incredible work-ethic in each of the Layton children, so at a very young age,
Mike developed skills that would eventually pave the way for success. Mike combined his entrepreneurial skills, his great work ethic and his love of cars to build Car Effex.
Mike began tinting windows of friends’ cars at the early age of 15 in his parent’s garage—and he has never looked back! In 2002 Car Effex began as a web-based business that sold body kits to clients. The requests for the body kits from clients became highly demanded, so installing body kits became Car Effex's first service and there was no looking back. At 23 years old, Mike went from renter to owner, and purchased a 4,500 square foot shop to service the growing list of needs of his clients. Fast Forward to today and Car Effex is offering more services than ever and providing those services in a state of the art facility.