Big Dan’s Car Wash announces acquisition of Pronto Car Wash - Professional Carwashing & Detailing

Big Dan’s Car Wash announces acquisition of Pronto Car Wash

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Pronto Car Wash has been in operation in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, for 64 years.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Big Dan’s Car Wash has announced the further expansion of its footprint in the greater Tampa, Florida, area with the acquisition of Pronto Car Wash in downtown St. Petersburg, according to a press release.

On April 6, the company received a special exemption approval to convert the former carwash, detailing center and express lube to a premium express carwash.

“Pronto has been a staple of St. Petersburg since 1958 and we look forward to being a fixture in downtown for another 64 years. Their last day of operation will be April 12. The site will undergo extensive renovations and reopen under the Big Dan’s Car Wash brand this fall,” stated Jay Shadday, president of Big Dan’s Car Wash.

In addition to a facelift, the site will include a 140-ft. tunnel with all new, state-of-the-art wash equipment and three pay stations.

The preexisting oil change center and self-serve carwash bay will be torn down to provide space for the free vacuum court, which will include 27 vacuum spaces and loads of free amenities. Demolition and renovations are expected to start in June 2022.

Big Dan’s has 12 new sites slated to open before year-end across the Southeast and eight of the 12 sites opening are in Florida.

In February, the company announced the acquisition of Buddy’s Car Wash in Tampa and Pinellas Park.

The Shadday Family Office, the principal owner of Big Dan’s Car Wash, has previously operated 20 carwashes and launched the Big Dan’s brand in December 2020.

The company’s primary focus is giving its customers an exceptional experience.

That experience starts by offering a best-in-class product, providing the most convenient locations, state-of-the-art technology and equipment, top-of-the-line chemicals, friendly well-trained team members, long tunnels that clean cars better and faster, numerous free amenities and a competitively priced unlimited wash club program.

In October, the company announced that it had secured $100 million to launch phase one of its expansion.

The corporate office, located in Rome, Georgia, staffs and supports operations at all Big Dan’s locations.

You May Also Like

WhiteWater Express partners with Make-A-Wish

HOUSTON — WhiteWater Express partners with Make-A-Wish for ‘Washes for Wishes’ campaign.

HOUSTON — WhiteWater Express announced in a press release it has formed a new partnership with Make-A-Wish, the leading global organization which fulfills the wishes of critically ill children, by announcing its first “Washes for Wishes” campaign.

Throughout July, WhiteWater Express is donating $1 for every unlimited plan sold to Make-A-Wish.

NCS partners with Spot AI

GRIMES, Iowa and SAN FRANCISCO — The companies are partnering to integrate AI-powered video management into carwash operations.

DRB launches innovative marketing automation platform

AKRON, Ohio — DRB launches Catalyst, a marketing automation platform for carwashes, offering targeted campaigns, email and SMS messaging.

PRT releases 28 new complete struts in North America

BUFORD, Ga. — The new items represent nearly six million vehicles in new coverage and expand the PRT portfolio in the North American aftermarket.

Whistle Express launches new app, chemical line, signage

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Whistle Express streamlines access to its mobile app, updates signage and announces its exclusive Diamond Plus chemical.

Whistle Express car wash - magnolia holdings
Other Posts
Carwash membership performance during economic uncertainty

Discover how carwash memberships are thriving despite economic challenges. Explore insights on lifetime value, churn rates, conversion strategies and the keys to success in the carwash industry.

membership stock image
A modern express carwash: What does it look like in the 21st Century?

Discover what sets modern carwashes apart from the rest. From eye-catching aesthetics and innovative building concepts to comprehensive service packages, today’s carwashes are evolving into multifaceted destinations.

A modern express carwash: What does it look like in the 21st Century?
Cheetah Clean completes conversion of WaterWorks Auto Washes

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — The new Cheetah Clean Auto Washes are set to have grand openings over the next three weeks.

Express carwashing in Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach and express carwashes – made for each other.