In this edition of Market Focus, we cover several acquisitions and grand openings.

Mister Car Wash acquires three express locations in Clarksville

TUCSON, Ariz. — Mister Car Wash announced the acquisition of three express locations in Clarksville, Tennessee, that include two Jerry’s Express Car Washes and one Blue Iguana Car Wash, according to a press release.

“We’re pleased to extend the Mister Car Wash brand into Clarksville. Both the Jerry’s and Blue Iguana teams are welcome additions to our growing Mister family,” said Bruce Schumacher, senior vice president of facilities and integration. “As we continue to expand our brand across the country, adding strong locations with high performing teams is a priority for us.”

With this latest acquisition, Mister Car Wash now operates 235 carwashes in 21 states, the release noted.

The three new stores complement Mister Car Wash’s existing network in the region, which includes 13 locations in the greater Nashville area, the release concluded.

Zips Car Wash Brings the ‘Zips Way’ to Pensacola

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — With its most recent expansion, Zips Car Wash has acquired Ronny’s Car Wash chain in Pensacola, Florida, according to a press release.

Zips acquired five operating locations from Ronny’s on July 13th and will now be the largest express carwash provider to Pensacola residents, the release continued.

“We are excited to extend our presence into the Florida Panhandle. Our goal is to bring the Zips Culture of carwashing to this region of the United States,” said Brett Overman, founder and chairman of Zips Car Wash. “These locations have an excellent reputation with their customer base, and we hope to maintain and even surpass what Ronny’s has established in Pensacola,” he added.

Zips Car Wash will now operate the following locations in the Pensacola area, the release stated:

  • 7106 N Davis Hwy., Pensacola, FL 32504
  • 5902 N 9th Ave., Pensacola, FL 32504
  • 3171 Michigan Ave., Pensacola, FL 32526
  • 6155 Highway 90, Milton, FL 32570
  • 4254 Woodbine Rd., Pace, FL 32571

“The goal of the Zips Culture is to revolutionize the carwash industry by building a team of extraordinary people working together in a unique, high performing culture,” said Overman. “Through daily practices that help our teams define our culture, we are spreading what we like to call the ‘Zips Way’ across our company and into dozens of communities, now including Pensacola.”

With this acquisition, Zips Car Wash will now operate 11 stores in Florida and a total of 79 stores across the U.S., the release concluded.

Quick Quack Car Wash opens new Pleasant Grove location

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah — Quick Quack Car Wash announced the opening of the latest of 17 planned carwash locations to be built over the next several months in Salt Lake, Davis and Utah Counties, according to a press release.

The newest carwash is located near State Street and Utah County Blvd. (1991 W. 680 N.) in Pleasant Grove and will be giving away free carwashes for 10 days from July 19-28 to celebrate its grand opening, the release continued.

The carwash is open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and is closed on Sundays, the release stated.

The new Pleasant Grove location is the sixth location in Utah after recent openings in Highland, Orem, Spanish Fork, Springville and Layton, the release noted.

An additional location in American Fork is already under construction, the release added, and others in Saratoga Springs, North Orem, Provo, West Jordan, South Jordan and Centerville will begin soon.

In conjunction with the grand opening, Quick Quack will also hold a special “Preview” Fundraiser on July 17th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. to benefit Brailey Bug and her family with medical expenses incurred from a lawn mower accident in which four-year-old Brailey lost her leg and sustained additional serious injuries, the release stated.

Cars will be washed for free during the fundraiser, and Quick Quack will be matching donations from customers, the release noted.

“We love becoming community partners everywhere we have a carwash,” said Ben Peay, operations leader for Quick Quack Car Wash. “We know we can wash cars fast and keep them clean, but we also believe we can make a real difference in people’s lives.”

Magic Auto Care opens

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — According to www.tapinto.net, Magic Auto Care, which specializes in auto detailing; interior, windshield and scratch repair; airbrushing; and paintless dent removal, held its grand opening on July 8th.

Santiago and Ximena Tello own the business, which had been mobile for 18 years before they had the opportunity to refurbish the current location at 21 Springfield Ave., the article added.

The second floor of the shop features a colorful, contemporary waiting area with a view into the workshop, the article noted.

The shop is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, call (908) 333-5195 or visit www.magicautocarenj.com.

 Fourth Detrick’s Premier Car Wash coming this fall

GARDEN CITY, S.C. — According to www.myrtlebeachonline.com, a fourth Detrick’s Premier Car Wash is coming to the Grand Strand this fall, to be located in Garden City, South Carolina.

Construction has begun, and Darryl Detrick, the owner, hopes to open it in late September, the article continued.

“Being next to Murphy’s Express gas station and Walmart is exciting,” Detrick said. “I feel that our customers can do more of the things they need to do in one area. Garden City itself is expanding and I really wanted to be a part of it and add to the community.”

The other Detrick’s Premier Car Washes are located in North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach proper, so this location with offer a washing option on the south end of the Grand Strand, the article noted.

“We’re trying to get business from Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet,” Detrick said. “[It is] more convenient to serve [both] Horry and Georgetown counties.”

The carwash has an all-new design to make it easier for a variety of cars and trucks to be washed; in addition, it will have club memberships and free vacuums, window cleaners and towels, the article concluded.