Gilbert, AZ-based LUV Car Wash has announced that it has closed on five separate acquisitions as the platform for its initial express car washes – 20 total – in the Southeast. LUV Car Wash was founded in 2021 by industry veterans Darren Skarecky, JT Thomson, and Susquehanna Private Capital.
LUV acquired car wash locations from Shiny Shell, Sporty’s, Jeff’s Express, Rocket Express, and Hi-Speed Car Wash. As a result of these five separate acquisitions, LUV now has locations from Ft. Lauderdale, FL to Savannah, GA, and throughout the Atlanta area.
“After recently launching our brand, we’re thrilled to start building and sharing LUV’s exceptional car wash experience with the thriving Florida and Georgia markets,” said LUV Car Wash co-founder and CEO Darren Skarecky. “At LUV, we’re committed to creating an amazing guest experience and look forward to building relationships in our new communities as we remodel, rebrand, and debut our first car washes in the months ahead. We’re excited to make car washing an experience that is fast, fun, and easy across the nation.”
“Our team is eager to begin the process of bringing these locations up to the LUV standard and creating a passionate customer base in our markets,” said LUV Car Wash co-founder and chief development officer JT Thomson.
In a later, separate statement, the company announced the acquisition of six Quicky Car Wash locations in Las Vegas and five Speedwash locations in Los Angeles.
“We’ve been eager to break into these terrific markets and are ready to hit the ground running in 2022 as we convert these sites to the LUV brand,” said Skarecky.
LUV plans to drive tremendous growth in both the Las Vegas and Los Angeles markets with a focus on the SoCal region. In the next 18 to 24 months, the nationwide express car wash platform expects to establish over 60 locations in Southern California.