Professional Carwashing & Detailing

Ground Breaking - November 2013

October 21, 2013

DENTON, TX

A second Wash Factory opened in Denton on August 22.

Wash Factory owner Brad Mann says the new location is smaller than the original but “not enough to make a difference,” according to the Denton Record Chronicle report.

Mann opened the first location nearly three years ago.  The flagship was featured as a Profile in Success story in the June 2013 issue of Professional Carwashing & Detailing.

WILMINGTON, NC

A Splash-N-Dash Car Wash will be built at the site of a recently demolished Sticky Fingers restaurant.

The Star News reports the carwash will feature an automated carwash and 24 vacuum stations. The story does not indicate whether the carwash is an in-bay automatic or a conveyor.

Before it was torn down the restaurant was used as a rebel base for the NBC television series “Revolution.”

LAHORE, PAKISTAN

Reflectology in Motion has opened for business, founded by two friends with a passion for cars.

The company’s chief detailer, Usman, said Pakistan’s poor road conditions require vehicles to be maintained more often than those driven in other countries.

“We use the finest natural carnauba and synthetic wax in our multi stage wash, clay treatment, paint cleansing, sealant application and multi-coats to remove oxidation, get rid of scratches and swirls and revive dull paints in order to give a new life to your car,” Usman said in the Pakistan Today story.

The crew has experience in not only detailing but also restoration.

OWOSSO, MI

King’s Auto Detailing has opened for business. Their motto is: “Come in a customer and leave a friend.”

“We offer anything,” said owner Kevin King, in the Argus-press.com story. “We specialize in detailing, whether that’s cleaning your car inside out or if John Doe comes in and wants his car washed and waxed, we’ll do that.”

TUCSON, AZ

Mister Car Wash has recently acquired two Simoniz locations from Wash Depot Holdings, Inc.

"This deal is going to strengthen our position in Tucson and allow us to better serve a very strategic market for us," said Ron Peterson, Chairman of Mister Car Wash in a press release.    

Mister Car Wash now operates six carwashes in Tucson and 123 carwashes nationwide. Mister Car Wash has added 21 locations in 2013. 

PLAINFIELD, IL

The NASCAR Car Wash and Express Lube Center hosted its grand opening on September 12.

Patch.com reports that the location offered free carwashes and vacuums. The free washes were given away from Thursday to Sunday. They also broadcasted from the location during the NASCAR event at Chicagoland Speedway.

LIHUE, HI

Sudz Car Wash opened its first location in Hawaii.

Bizjournals.com reported that the carwash is 2,000-square-feet and features a 100-foot tunnel with dryers outside the tunnel. It is the first of its kind on the Garden Isle. The owners have plans of putting a quick-lube service on the property.

The grand opening celebration was held on September 28.

SIOUX FALLS, SD

The first Holiday Station store has opened in Sioux Falls featuring a convenience store, carwash, package store and pantry. For those unfamiliar, a package store sells beer, wine and spirits.

SiouxFallsbusinessjournal.com reports the location is one of more than 350 corporate owned sites.

Holiday is based in Bloomington, Minn.

BALLWIN, MO

The U-Gas business center, complete with a gas station, convenience store and carwash was completed in late September and opened later that month.

There are currently 18 U-Gas locations in Missouri, and one in Illinois.