Ground Breaking - January 2014
JOHNSON CITY, TN
A second Ultimate Shine 3 Minute Express Car Wash opened here in November, according to the JohnsonCityPress.com story.
The carwash features a 130-foot friction tunnel.
Ultimate Shine 3 Minute Express Car Wash offers wash memberships and a five-wash plan. The location is the sixth in the region.
VERNON TOWNSHIP, PA
Construction for a 2,100-square-foot Plaza Express Car Wash began in October.
“It’s quite a substantial project; we broke ground last week,” Scott Phillis, owner of South Park Place Inc. said in a Meadville Tribune story.
The carwash will wash cars in approximately three minutes. There will also be one full-time attendant on site to handle any issues.
According to the story, the carwash will run weekly specials and offer fundraising opportunities
Southland Auto Wash has broken ground on their sixth location. The carwash will feature a 165-foot tunnel and free vacuums.
“This location will continue to push the envelope with energy saving technology, state of the art design and world class service,” Sean Ellis, vice president of Southland Auto Wash said in a press release. “Nearly 90 percent of the water will be treated, cleaned and recycled.”
The target open date for the site is Dec. 31.
LONGLEY INGS, OXSPRING, ENGLAND
A military veteran has started a carwashing business after serving four years with the Yorkshire Regiment in Afghanistan.
James Millard launched 24hWash, a mobile car cleaning service on Sept. 27.
"I needed to get out and do something for myself," he said in the Barnsley-Chronicle story. "I think that's more rewarding than always working for other people."
Millard says he has been booked solid since he opened the carwash.
SOUTH JORDAN, UT
Mister Car Wash has announced the acquisition of Star Wash here.
A press release reports that the sale marks the 41st location added by the chain in the last year, bringing their total to 125 carwashes nationwide.
The double tunnel site is the seventh operated by Miser Car Wash in the Salt Lake City area.
"This deal is going to strengthen our position in Salt Lake and allow us to better serve a growing market" Ron Peterson, chairman of Mister Car Wash stated in the release.
A carwash dormant for nearly six years will reopen under new ownership.
Clifton Land Company purchased the property in late September, according to the newzjunky.com story. Clifton Land Company co-owner owns and operates 19 Classy Chassy Car Washess in Western and Central New York. The carwash, formally Bumpers, will be rebranded as a Classy Chassy.
Construction began on the site on October 1 and continued through the fall. A grand opening date has not been announced.
Trax Express Car Wash, a project that has cost about $1.5 million, open here in November, the Wichita Business Journal reported.
The story quoted owner Stan Cox who said the site sees about 20,000 vehicles each day. “This is the highest traffic count intersection in Derby, so that’s why we decided to locate here,” he said in the story.
The conveyor carwash also offers nine free self-service vacuums.
Friendly Honda has torn down its old detail center and has added on a brand new one, according to the Hudson Valley Reporter.
The story quoted Friendly Honda owner Eric Kahn who stated that the old detailing center was very tired, inefficient and unattractive. “This new building has many more service bays than the last one we had which will allow our staff to be more efficient,” Kahn said. “It’s much brighter and provides a more pleasant environment for our staff. What’s really cool and unique is a state-of-the-art photo booth for motor vehicles in the center of the building, which we use to photograph all of our used cars to put on the Internet.”
General Manager Dominick DiCapua said a new polishing machine has been added as well. A free carwash is also offered to new buyers. “Our employees will have easier access to the cars now,” DiCapua said in the story. “Anytime there is growth like this we look to within to fill new roles. This is a great opportunity for employees to grow within the company.”
4 Seasons Car Wash is under construction here and is set to re-open in February, a limanews.com story said.
The story said Kyle Benroth along with his brother and father are the co-owners of the conveyor wash.
Along with the carwash, the location will also offer propane tank refills, purified drinking water for sale, free vacuums and a pet wash.
“We hope there is a market for it,” Benroth said in the story.
SAN JACINTO, CA
Sharon Paisley, the development director for the city of Jacinto, revealed in a realestaterama.com press release that plans are underway for a Circle K multi-profit center.
The press release stated that it will serve as Circle K's flagship site and will include a 4,500-square-foot c-store, a Mobil gas station with eight fuel pumps, and a self-serve carwash.
Construction is slated to being in the first quarter of next year so that it will be open for business the following spring.
John Guell, president of Southland Development Company, stated in the press release, "The City of San Jacinto was extremely helpful in expediting approvals and worked closely with us to approve a design and layout that was mutually beneficial for the community and project. The flagship Circle K/Mobil facility will serve as a catalyst for future retailers already expressing interest in the remainder of the project. It is exciting to be doing business in San Jacinto again.”
A Precision Wash is going up here, according to a Watertown Daily News story.
The story said the in-bay automatic wash will be 3,300 square feet and contain five bays. It will be open 24 hours, seven days a week, and will be able to service 150 cars per day, according to the engineer in charge.
There are already three Precision carwashes in the area.
5 Star Car Wash is now open for business here, WDTV reported.
The story said the site offers a soft touch and a touch free wash.
According to the story, the in-bay automatic is open 24 hours a day and is next to a Sheetz c-store.