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Business: Rodajo, Inc. dba "3 Bucks Express Car Wash"
Type: Express exterior
Owner(s): David A. Grasch, Robert Speth and Joe Walker
Location: Gun Barrel City, TX
Year opened: June 2008
Equipment/chemicals: Sonny’s equipment; chemicals vary, but are primarily from Diamond Shine.
Unique features: This location uses well water and is situated next to a Wal-Mart SuperCenter. Also, the operators decided to offer free vacuuming before the pay station, hoping to drive up the average ticket
Number of employees: 8
Volume (per year): TBD (projected 175,000)
Pricing: $3, $5, $7, $10
Menu includes: Free vacuuming, triple foam wax, bug remover, Rain-X protectant, tire shine, wheel cleaner, underbody and spot-free rinse.
Also of note: All managers and “operational” owners have attended and completed CarWash College to give themselves a strong foundation from which everyone can manage and improve performance. Also of note, the wash’s general contractor on new construction is also the company’s Sonny’s equipment provider, allowing for single source during construction phase.