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Robert Roman

Robert Roman is a contributing writer for Professional Carwashing & Detailing magazine

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Recession proof?

Robert Roman
Equipment vendors and other proponents often boast that carwashes are recession proof. This claim continues to be made in equipment sales literature and investment seminars. Is a carwash recession
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Keeping up with the Joneses

Robert Roman
The carwash equipment you purchased several years ago will inevitably be followed in time by a new generation of equipment designed to wash and dry cars better, faster or
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Riding the express train

Robert Roman
The express exterior carwash is often described by its proponents in glowing terms as a business that is unlikely to fail and a lot of folks seem to be
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Forecasting fast lube volumes

Robert Roman
Adding a fast lube facility to an existing carwash business or new carwash project is often touted as a good way to leverage the carwash operation. Building a two-
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On the up and up

Robert Roman
According to numbers published individually by the International Carwash Association (ICA) and Professional Carwashing & Detailing, our industry has nearly doubled in size from an estimated 47,000 outlets in
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In-bays will continue to have their place

Robert Roman
Over the last several months, I received a number of questions from new investors about the future of the in-bay automatic and its ability to compete against the likes
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Working with consultants and vendors

Robert Roman
Whether you are breaking ground on a new facility or renovating an existing carwash, it is important to carefully select the professionals with whom you will be working. From
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Show me the money

Robert Roman
After returning from the world s largest carwash exposition, investors and operators often face the decision of whether to buy, build or rehabilitate a carwash. At this point, the
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To prep or not to prep

Robert Roman
In a straw poll recently conducted by Professional Car Care Online™, 80 percent of the respondents said that express exterior carwashes should not engage in the practice of manually
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Big sites, big business

Robert Roman
In some circles, it is thought that the growth in carwashing at gasoline super-stations and big-box retail super-sites will convince more consumers to leave their driveways and use a
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