I recently received a call from Bill Roberts, owner of Miriam South Car Wash in Lakeland, FL. Bill wanted to let me know he had just sold his business, how happy he was with the price, and that he was now retired.
I see a wave of “mini express exterior” washes as the next evolution of car washing. They are being put together even as we speak. My reasoning in short: The current traditional express wash cost is about $3 million to $3.4...
People new to the industry often ask what is the best type of car wash to own and operate. The answer usually given is to choose the type that best suits one’s lifestyle and yet fits into the marketplace.
The car wash of tomorrow is really about technology. It’s amazing how technology has become so ingrained in our culture in such a short period of time and how fast it has advanced.
Are you thinking about financing to acquire the equipment or technology your car wash business needs? You’re not alone. According to a recent Equipment Leasing and Financing Association (ELFA) study, 78 percent of businesses used...
The automotive detailing world is seemingly in its “second round” of buzz about ceramic coatings. They first made the scene around the mid-2000s with promises of “never touch the vehicle again” or “no more scratches.
“Can you imagine?” I love learning new things. I’m that guy: the one who sees a news story on facial recognition and thinks, “One day, monthly plan subscribers will be able to drive up and enter a wash with nothing but their face.
Ronnie Corbin is no stranger to developing car washes. His involvement dates back to the pioneering express-exterior days in the mid ‘00s as a franchisee of Rapido Rabbit, the franchise system that evolved into Boomerang Car...
How much of a negative impact can the bad apples among your employees have? Is having no bad employees a realistic goal? First things first: What is a bad employee? Is it someone who:
We are going to take this topic and spin it and twist it in all sorts of different directions. And when it’s done, I hope it helps grow your business.
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