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Articles by Robert Roman

Recession proof?

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

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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On the up and up

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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Show me the money

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

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

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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