Professional Carwashing & Detailing

The Top 50 List

October 11, 2010

Once again, family owned and operated carwash chains dominate the Top 50 list. Holding out as one of the few remaining consolidation companies, Wash Depot keeps the number one spot, as Mace Security falls to third and Autobell takes the number two. As of press time, Mace still had 41 locations in its control, although a deal to finalize the sale of its 12 Arizona locations was pending and likely to reduce the chain’s ranking in 2008.

PC&D’s Top 50 list is comprised of the nation’s largest conveyorized carwash chains, ranked by number of locations. There are other carwashes that may qualify for PC&D’s Top 50 list, but are not included in this report because the number of locations could not be verified by a company representative.

If you know of a firm that has been omitted for any reason, please contact the staff of Professional Carwashing & Detailing® magazine by emailing kcarr@carwash.com to report this information.

Carwash Name / Headquarters / Locations

  1. Wash Depot - Malden, MA - 72
  2. Autobell Car Wash - Charlotte, NC - 46
  3. Mace Security - Mt. Laurel, NJ - 41
  4. Mister Car Wash - Tuscon, AZ - 39
  5. Mike’s Express Car Wash - Indianopolis, IN - 35
  6. Delta Sonic - Buffalo, NY - 28
  7. Original $2 Car Wash - Livonia, MI - 25
  8. Terrible Herbst - Las Vegas, NV - 24
  9. Splash Car Wash - Stamford, CT - 22
  10. Goo Goo Car Wash - Columbus, GA - 22
  11. Danny’s Family Carousel Car Wash - Scottsdale, AZ - 21
  12. Wash Tub Car Wash - San Antonio, TX - 21
  13. American Auto Wash, Inc. - Malvern, PA - 21
  14. Regal Auto Wash - Scottsdale, AZ - 20
  15. Octopus Car Wash - Albuquerque, NM - 20
  16. Brown Bear Car Wash - Seattle, WA - 20
  17. Turtle Wax - Chicago, IL - 20
  18. ScrubaDub - Nattick, MA - 17
  19. Triangle Car Wash - Palmyra, PA - 16
  20. Kaady Car Wash - Portland, OR - 16
  21. Waterway Gas & Wash Co. - St. Louis, MO - 16
  22. Minuteman Car Wash - Deerfield, FL - 15
  23. Carnett’s Car Washes - Lilburn, GA - 15
  24. Golden Nozzle Car Wash - Springfield, MA - 15
  25. Letavis Cloth Wash - Swartz Creek, MI - 14
  26. Car Spa, Inc. - Dallas, TX - 14
  27. Scrub-A-Dub - West Allis, WI - 13
  28. Fuller’s Car Wash - Brookfield, IL - 13
  29. Ursus Management Group - Bronx, NY - 12
  30. Hoffman Car Wash - Albany, NY - 12
  31. Lage Car Wash - Long Island, NY - 11
  32. Haffner’s Car Care Group - Lawrence, MA - 11
  33. PDQ - Green Bay, WI - 10
  34. Shammy Shine - Milford, NJ - 10
  35. Mr. Sparkle - South Windsor, CT - 10
  36. Arizona Auto Wash - Mesa, AZ - 10
  37. Super Shine Auto Wash - Braintree, MA - 10
  38. Elephant Car Wash - Auburn, WA - 9
  39. Prime Shine Car Wash - Modesto, CA - 9
  40. Super Car Wash - Royal Oaks, MI - 9
  41. White Glove of Delaware - Wilmington, DE - 9
  42. Mr Wash Car Wash - Washington, D.C. - 9
  43. Car Wash Headquarters - Houston, TX - 8
  44. Beacon Bay Enterprises - Costa Mesa, CA - 8
  45. Washman, LLC - Portland, OR - 8
  46. Peterson’s Soft Cloth - Stauton, VA - 7
  47. Shur Kleen - Lacey, WA - 7
  48. Car Pool, Inc. - Richmond, VA - 7
  49. Forster Brothers Auto Wash - Waterford, MI - 7
  50. Fabulous Freddy’s - Las Vegas, NV - 7