The 2016 Top 50 list of conveyor carwashes - Professional Carwashing & Detailing

The 2016 Top 50 list of conveyor carwashes

The 2016 Top 50 list, sponsored by PECO Car Wash Systems, is made up of the largest conveyor carwash chains in the U.S., which are ranked by number of locations.

Sponsored by PECO Carwash Systems

Editor’s note: The information provided in the 2016 Top 50 list, which is sponsored by PECO Car Wash Systems and made up of the largest conveyor carwash chains in the U.S. ranked by number of locations, was compiled based on last year’s list, submissions and by investigating carwashes’ websites. Carwashes included in this year’s list may or may not have been confirmed by their owners in 2016. If you believe your carwash should be included in Professional Carwashing & Detailing’s annual Top 50, make sure to be on the lookout for the 2017 Top 50 submission request, or email Editorial Director Rich DiPaolo at [email protected] for more information.

1. Mister Car Wash | Tucson, Arizona || 174 locations

The Mister Car Wash brand is anchored in quality, friendliness and our commitment to creating memorable customer experiences. Our people are what make us successful and allow us to achieve these high standards. We continue to focus on recruiting and retaining top talent, developing best-in-class training programs and investing in employee benefits to cultivate a positive company culture. We’re about inspiring potential and giving our employees and customers the motivation to be their best.

2. Autobell Car Wash | Charlotte, North Carolina | | 74 locations

Founded in 1969 in Charlotte by the late Charles Howard Sr., Autobell Car Wash has 74 locations in North and South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia and remains privately held and operated by the Howard family. The company is well known for its water conservation procedures and employee certification training program, and it has received recognition from utilities, governments and media for its environmental commitment, community and employee relations and its scholarship and charity carwash programs.

3. Wash Depot | Malden, Massachusetts | | 51 locations

Wash Depot Holdings Inc. was founded in 1995 and is based outside of Boston. Wash Depot is a national, privately owned company that operated full service carwashes under multiple brands including Simoniz Car Wash, Sparkling Image Car Wash and Eager Beaver Car Wash. Under the leadership of owner, President and CEO Greg Anderson, Wash Depot has grown from 16 to 51 locations in nine states.

4. Goo Goo Express Wash Inc. | Columbus, Georgia | | 40 locations

Since 1945 Goo Goo Express Wash has met the needs of the driving public by giving customers a quality carwash with fast, economical, great service. The Goo Goo 3 Minute Express Wash tunnel is packed with cutting-edge equipment. Goo Goo uses specially formulated soaps and waxes to produce a finished product that meets customers’ expectations.

5. Boomerang Carwash | Little Rock, Arkansas| | 31 locations

Boomerang Carwash operates based on a mission statement of providing “the highest quality express carwash and exceptional customer service at all times resulting in customer loyalty and a repeat customer base.” Started in 1995, the chain utilizes high-end equipment and chemicals. The chain has also developed a strong brand built on common imagery and positive reputation.


6. Delta Sonic | Buffalo, NY | | 29 locations

Quick Quack Car Wash | Roseville, CA | | 29 locations

7. Crew Carwash | Indianapolis, IN | | 27 locations

8. Terrible Herbst | Las Vegas, NV | | 26 locations

9. The Wash Tub | San Antonio, TX | | 23 locations

Zips Car Wash | Tulsa, OK | |23 locations

10. Brown Bear Car Wash | Seattle, WA | | 22 locations

Waterway® Carwash | St. Louis, MO | | 22 locations

11. Golden Nozzle Car Washes | Springfield, MA | | 21 locations

Quick N Clean | Scottsdale, AZ | | 21 locations

12. Kaady Car Washes | Portland, OR | | 20 locations

13. Car Wash USA Express | Byhalia, MS | | 19 locations

Splash Car Wash | Greenwich, CT | | 19 locations

14. ScrubaDub Auto Wash Centers | Natick, MA | | 18 locations

15. Mike’s Carwash | Cincinnati, OH | | 17 locations

Prime Shine Car Wash | Modesto, CA | | 17 locations

16. Car Spa | Dallas, TX | | 16 locations

Fast Eddie’s and Letavis Ent. |Swartz Creek, MI | | 16 locations

17. Fuller’s Carwash | Hinsdale, IL | | 15 locations

Hoffman Car Wash | Albany, NY | | 15 locations

Washman, LLC | Portland, OR | | 15 locations

18. Mr. Sparkle Car Washes | Hartford, CT | | 14 locations

19. Carmel Car Wash | Dallas, TX | | 13 locations

Jacksons Car Wash | Scottsdale, AZ | | 13 locations

20. Personal Touch Car Wash & Detail | Cromwell, CT | | 12 locations

21. Cascades Car Wash | North Richland Hills, TX | | 11 locations

Cobblestone Auto Spa | Phoenix, AZ | | 11 locations

Haffner’s | Lawrence, MA | | 11 locations

Mr. Clean Carwash | Norcross, GA | | 11 locations

Scrub-a-Dub | Milwaukee, WI | | 11 locations

Shammy Shine | Milford, NJ | | 11 locations

22. Jett Express© | Fort Worth, TX | | 10 locations

Quality Car Wash/Tommy’s Express Car Wash | Holland, MI | | 10 locations

Rich’s Car Wash | Mobile, AL | | 10 locations

Super Car Wash | Royal Oaks, MI | | 10 locations

Super Star Car Wash | Chandler, AZ | | 10 locations

Tidal Wave Auto Spa | Atlanta, GA | | 10 locations

23. Clean Freak Car Wash | Scottsdale, AZ | | 9 locations

Cruz Thru | Bakersfield, CA | | 9 locations

Weiss Guys Express Wash | Scottsdale, AZ | | 9 locations

24. Car Pool Car Washes | Richmond, VA | | 8 locations

Express Car Wash Group | Englewood, CO | | 8 locations

Fabulous Freddy’s | Las Vegas, NV | | 8 locations

Green Lantern Car Wash | Salina, KS | | 8 locations

Rainstorm Car Wash | Decatur, IL | | 8 locations

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