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.
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...
Rob Madrid has helped build dozens of washes and consulted on hundreds more, but the most environmentally friendly wash he has ever seen is his own.
I must admit, there are times when I yearn for the past. One location with only one tunnel of wash equipment. One small staff to hire. One base of customers that eagerly use “their” car wash. The one computer, a calculator, used...
Good or bad every car wash can be described in a few short words. “Fast service.” “Modern equipment.” “Helpful employees.”
Brent Scott had a thriving landscape business in Las Vegas; he sold it and moved to Dallas and became intrigued with the professional car wash business.
According to the International Federation of Robotics, an estimated 200,000 industrial robots were installed worldwide in 2014, 15 percent more than in 2013.
What’s in a name? A car wash’s brand is one of the key components of the business. It should portray a sense of purpose and act as a beacon guiding the community to its doorstep.
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