Market Focus: Autobell reaches 80 locations - Professional Carwashing & Detailing

Market Focus: Autobell reaches 80 locations

In this week's Market Focus, we cover a new location, a company milestone and a relocation.

Autobell® Car Wash opens second Burlington, North Carolina, location

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Autobell Car Wash Inc. has opened a full-service wash at 3420 S. Church St. in Burlington, North Carolina, in the former Wheels ‘n Bumpers carwash location near the intersection of St. Mark’s Church Rd./S. Williamson Ave., according to a press release.

Store Manager Zack Parris has worked for Autobell in the North Carolina Triad region for more than three years, the release continued.

The new carwash is the 80th Autobell family-owned and -operated store and its second in Burlington, the release noted.

“Autobell has served the Burlington market since 2001, and we’re pleased to have a second location there to offer convenient, efficient service to our customers while providing them an exceptionally clean car,” stated Autobell COO Carl Howard.

The new wash and all locations of Autobell are currently open 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

DRB Systems announces shipment of 9 millionth FastPass tag

AKRON, Ohio — DRB Systems has reached another milestone with the shipment of its 9 millionth FastPass to GATE Express Carwash, according to a press release.

GATE Express awarded customer Cierra Early with the 9 millionth tag and a free unlimited Diamond wash pass for one year, the release continued.

The event took place at the GATE Express location in Jacksonville, Florida, the release noted.

GATE Express opened its first carwash just a few months ago to rave reviews, the release added, and its second site opened April 4th.

GATE Express is building an additional 20 locations throughout Northeast Florida, the release concluded.

B2B marketing communications firm DeanHouston relocates California office

CINCINNATI, OhioDeanHouston, Inc., a business-to-business integrated marketing communications firm, has announced that to accommodate the growth of its California operations, it is moving its Ontario, California office to a larger facility located in the nearby city of Rancho Cucamonga, according to a press release.

The new office is situated near the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, about 40 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, and a short distance from the Ontario International Airport, the release continued.

DeanHouston West, to which this office is commonly referred, began operations at the beginning of 2012, the release noted.

“This move signals a transformation for DeanHouston West,” explained Walter A. Bonnett, DeanHouston West’s EVP and general manager. “Our total client immersion and modern B2B agency model is a perfect fit to address the needs of our clients in the Western regions of the U.S.”

“These are very exciting times,” added Josh Garcia, vice president creative for DeanHouston West. “We engage in highly creative and collaborative planning sessions with our clients, so through this new space, we have created an environment for our clients and team designed to stimulate inspiration and creativity in our collective pursuit to create compelling integrated marketing programs.”

DeanHouston’s new California office is located in Suite 101 of a two-story structure at 9375 Archibald Ave., in Rancho Cucamonga and has 4,000 square feet of operating space, the release stated.

“This new location embodies who we are as a creative B2B agency,” said Dale Dean, president and CEO of DeanHouston, Inc. “This growth and move also comes at an exciting milestone in our company’s history as we prepare to celebrate our 30-year anniversary in July.”

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