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Ground Breaking

May 26, 2014
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KILLEEN, Texas

BlueWave Express Car Wash likes to purchase properties that are near established businesses, according to the Killeen Daily Herald.

“The relocation of the H-E-B store and the Wal-Mart, helped drive the purchase,” Bryan Hall, the real estate director for BlueWave, stated in the story. “We like to be next to a lot of retail needs. There is a lot of traffic there. It is a good piece of real estate.”

The value of the property was appraised at $800,000.

The company has locations in Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston, and, according to the release, is also expanding into the Rio Grande Valley, which is in the Southern region of Texas, near the border of Mexico.

 

HOUSTON

Mister Car Wash has acquired 13 Bubbles Car Wash locations in the Houston area, according to a press release.  

Mister, which is the nation’s largest conveyor carwash chain, and holds the top spot on the Professional Carwashing & Detailing Top 50 list, now has 128 locations overall, and 29 of those are in the Houston metro area, according to the release.

The city of Houston is the company’s largest market, and it is where Mister began in 1969.

 

DES MOINES, Iowa

Eric Hatfield has experience running a business, previously owning All Play, a video arcade, and rock climbing center, according to The Des Moines Register.          

His new business, Des Moines Mobile Detailing, is designed to bring convenient service to those who need interior and exterior detailing work.

"We can come to wherever they are," Hatfield said in the story. "We bring everything, our own power and water."

Hatfield uses a Volkswagen van, fitted with a power washer, carpet cleaners, buffers and other equipment needed to clean vehicles.

A full interior and exterior detailing is priced at $225 and an interior- or exterior-only detail is $120.

 

PITTSBURGH

North Hills Toyota has been given approval to build a two-bay garage for car detailing, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 

The engineer of the project, Justin Dickey said it will be an improvement over what the service center looked like before. “This will be a really nice looking building,” he said in the story. “It will clean up that site and give it a nice new look.”

The new detail center was approved 8-0 by the commissioners, the release noted.

 

WILLINGBORO, N.J.

The owner of Finish Line 38, Sean McGovern, loves the location, because it’s the site of a previous carwash, and is on a busy highway, according to the Burlington County Times.

McGovern and his family have been involved in the auto industry for many years, according to the article, and spent around $500,000 on renovations.

The 7,200-square-foot Finish Line 38 carwash also offers lube, detailing, and minor vehicle repair services. McGovern said the business will employ about 30 people.

There are plans to make Finish Line 38 a part of the community as well. “We want to do fundraisers for the schools, churches and charities,” McGovern said in the story.

 

PORTAGE, Wis.

Portage has approved a carwash at a BP gas station, and the owners, Jim and Jon Crawford, plan on making it a fun place to clean your vehicle, according to thePortage Daily Register.

The wash was approved by the Plan Commission in a 6-0 vote.

Jon Crawford said this will not be the typical wash, and that it would be more flashy and fun, the article noted. “It is just a really cool carwash,” he said in the story.

The plan is to begin the project after Labor Day, Sept. 1, according to the Crawfords, so that it won’t interrupt business during the summer which is a busy time for gas stations.

 

CHEROKEE, Iowa

Brothers, Mike and Kevin Halder, have purchased the former Lubeck Oil Company and carwash, according to the Chronicle Times.

They are currently restoring the wash, which will include two hand-wash bays, and a host of new upgrades.

Future plans include an automatic wash and a pet wash.

"We look forward to being an active part of the Cherokee business community," Mike said in the story. "We remember how convenient and busy the carwash was when the Lubecks built one of the first in Cherokee. We're going to modernize it and bring back the memories and convenience at affordable prices," he said.

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