Grant moved from Arkansas to California when he was about 19 years old. At that time he was married and had a daughter who was 3 months old. In California he worked at a Buick dealership for 22 years. During that 22 year span he took a break for 2 years, bought a large motor home and toured the entire United States with his wife, Nanci. In 1988 he purchased an auto repair business named, the Tune Up Shop. He has owned and operated that business in Costa Mesa, California for 27 years after transforming it into a premier classic car and hot rod shop. He has commented frequently regarding how stress free his career is. I have heard him say, "I can't wait to get to work in the mornings."