View Cart (0 items)
Business Operations

Ground Breaking

October 11, 2010
/ Print / Reprints /
| Share More
/ Text Size+

Holland, MI
The first National Car Wash (NCW) in Michigan celebrated its grand opening recently.

The site marks a northern expansion for the Nashville, TN-based chain that primarily offers self-service carwashing.

The franchise is owned by Steve Guillory and Tom and Rita Bird, and offers two soft cloth washes, one touch-free carwash and four self-serve bays.

The owners make up GreatLakes NCW and are the area developers for the wash chain in a territory covering Michigan, northern Indiana, Ohio, and southeastern Illinois.

The wash site also features a dog wash section with two dog wash bays that accept coinage, cash and credit cards as payment options.

Spokane, WA
Car Wash Partners (DBA Mister Car Wash), based out of Tuscon, AZ, announced the grand opening of its newest store in Spokane, WA.

An exterior carwash at the location starts at $6, and the wash can process a car in five minutes.

“While we’re very proud of the quality we deliver, we know that speedy service is extremely important to our customers,” CEO Ron Peterson said.

The wash is the first site in Spokane to offer unattended payment terminals that will allow customers to choose their own package and complete the transaction without the need for a sales person or cashier.

Mountain Home, AR
Patriot Car Wash has opened and is offering $3 basic washes and $6 deluxe washes.

The wash features a touch-free automatic carwash, an undercarriage wash, tire cleaner, clear-coat protectant, spot-free rinse and dryers.

The wash also plans to have an attendant on site during high-volume hours, and the carwash offers paper money acceptors located on all equipment, as well as acceptors for credit and debit cards.

Medford, OR
Yellow Submarine Car & Pet Wash, which includes a sandwich shop, recently opened after the owners embarked on a $2 million overhaul.

Owner Ben Tresser hopes his unusual concept of offering auto and dog wash services along with sandwiches takes off in the community.

Tresser and family members bought the one-acre location last spring for $775,000.

Woonsocket, RI
Recently, Gil A. Denomme took official ownership of Terry’s Tire & Auto Service Inc., a local car-care, repair and detailing shop, from Terry McKenna.

McKenna had originally hired Denomme in 1982 after he left automotive training at a vocational school.

Denomme worked for McKenna for 10 years, before leaving to become general manager of a new car dealership, but returned five years ago with plans of taking over the business.

McKenna plans to continue the traditions of the business, which has been serving the community for more than 31 years.

Related Articles