What's In Your Wash
October 11, 2010
Business: Pike County Car Wash
Type: Self-serve with touchless conveyor (4/1)
Owner: Jeff Smith
Location: Greeley, PA
Hours of operation: The tunnel is attended for personalized service from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. The self-serve bays are open 24/7.
Lot size: 3.76 acres
Year opened: 2007
Payment options: Cash, credit or tokens.
Equipment/chemicals: Technology by Car Wash Supplies Unlimited, MacNeil carwash equipment, Simonize products, NeoGlide.
Unique features: Self-service bays include floor heating. A 24-hour lighting system adjusts to the brightness of ambient light from the sun.
Staff: 1 manager, 1 full-time and 1-part time employee is always staffed at the tunnel.
Volume: To be determined!
Pricing: Four packages, ranging from $8 to $15.
Also of note: Pike County Car Wash is the only tunnel within a 30-mile radius.
All in the family: The carwash provides employment for three generations of the Smith family: Jeff Smith, his son-in-law Matt Mitchell and grandson Jake.