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The Great Debate

November 22, 2006
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Go ahead
Ryan Essenburg

Multi-profit centers are a great way to increase return on investment. Stand-alone carwashing works and has proven to be super successful, but there's nothing like increasing your return by using every square foot of space possible. In poker terms, you don't want to leave money on the table.

First, profit centers can feed other profit centers. By adding something like gasoline or a c-store, you can increase your wash volume and vice versa, more volume for gas and c-store by adding a wash.

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Stick to Carwashing
Carl the Carwasher

I have no problem with making money. I'll take all I can get (legally) and, I'm sure, it's why we're all in this business. Therefore, I won't say I'm against "multi-profit" centers. The key word there, however, is "profit."

When I talk about carwashing, I'm not referring to the roll-over, self-serve bay stuck in a corner of a gas station lot or built onto the side of a c-store where a wash is sold as just another piece of business, like a gallon of gas or a dozen eggs.

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