Professional Carwashing & Detailing

OK carwash celebrates 40th anniversary

July 3, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY ― The Red Carpet Car Wash is celebrating its 40th anniversary, according to The Oklahoman.

The June 29 story said the carwash, which is now a chain with four locations, employs 120 people, and pulls in $2 million a year in sales.

Owners and married couple Jim and Laura Blakewell admitted that the last two years had been trying for them with the troubling economy.

“We came close to having no money in the bank, but managed to squeak through until the economy came back,” Jim said in the story.

On a good day, they service about 30 full-serve washes and 20 to 40 exterior washes per hour.

The chain spends around 70 percent of its overhead on its staff. It also has implemented eco-friendly technology and chemicals to help protect the environment.