This week, we cover an award given to Pro & Local Mobile Detailing, a new website, a special offer, charity events and a partnership.

Pro & Local Mobile Detailing wins BBB Marketplace Excellence Award

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Paul Frasco and Chris Vella, owners of Pro & Local Mobile Detailing were awarded a Marketplace Excellence Award for Sustained Excellence from the Better Business Bureau of Central and Western Massachusetts and Northeastern Connecticut, according to a press release.

The Marketplace Excellence Awards for the Western Massachusetts region are held in the spring to recognize local businesses that promote the importance of high ethical standards for business practices and ensure the local marketplace is fair and ethical, the release continued.

Frasco and Vella were presented with the award at a ceremony held at the Castle of Knights Meeting and Banquet House in Chicopee, Massachusetts on April 24th, the release added.

Awards for Marketplace Excellence are nominated locally and selected according to a rigorous judging process by an independent panel of judges based on commitment to customers, commitment to employees, their reputation in their business’ industry and commitment to the communities where they do business, the release stated.

“I have always heard that integrity is how you act when no one is watching,” said Frasco. “Chris and I see business integrity and ethics like an internal compass that directs and guides our business decisions. I think Pro & Local exemplifies BBB standards for trust, and we are honored to have been chosen for an award that recognizes our company as illustrative of that high standard.”

Announcing 6 new N1 Buying Group members

CHICAGO — The N1 Buying Group has welcomed six new members to the buying group: Breeze Thru Carwashes of Colorado; Busy Bee Carwashes of Miami, Florida; Complete Car Wash Systems of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Executive Laser Washes of Iowa; Metro Express Carwashes of Idaho; and PureMagic Carwashes of Tennessee, according to a press release.

These latest six Members bring a collective of 26 wash locations to the prominent N1 Membership base, the release continued.

Following N1’s first Annual Members’ Meeting and the distribution of rebate checks to its members, held just prior to the SWCA Convention & Expo, the N1 Buying Group has seen a steady stream of passionate carwash distributors and multi-site operators coming onboard to enjoy the membership benefits, the release added.

N1 has also continued to form solid partnerships with many additional suppliers, helping N1 offer even more value to its members, the release noted.

According to Ian Gray, executive director, “With the Car Wash Show 2019 in Nashville quickly approaching, N1 carries with it noticeable momentum. With its latest member additions and expanding supplier list, the N1 Buying Group is hitting its stride. Questions are changing from ‘What is the N1 Buying Group?’ to ‘How can we participate?’ We expect our booth at the Show to be very busy.”

NCS announces new CleanTouch website

GRIMES, Iowa— National Carwash Solutions (NCS) has announced the launch of a brand-new website with e-commerce capabilities available at www.CleanTouch.com, according to a press release. 

The CleanTouch brand is the fastest-growing carwash chemistry brand in the nation, more than doubling revenues and gallons sold in the last 36 months, the release continued.

The new CleanTouch website highlights the company’s entire product line, new product releases, promotions, Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and an e-commerce platform for ordering products, the release noted.

Visitors will be able to learn more about NCS’s site marketing solutions, incorporating the creativity and designs of TSS, as well as the CleanFill inventory system, support services, industry trends, blog and video gallery, the release stated.  

The new CleanTouch website is user-friendly and easy to navigate to find exactly what customers are looking for, the release noted.

The contact form will allow users to be connected with a CleanTouch representative in their areas for all chemical and marketing needs, the release added.

Check out these and other features when you visit www.CleanTouch.com

Aqua Bio Technologies offers complimentary marketing package with purchase of Bio Complete or Limited Systems

DARIEN, Ill. — Aqua Bio Technologies has announced that all vehicle wash owners who purchase its Bio Complete or Limited Systems will receive a complimentary marketing package, according to a press release.

The marketing package will target vehicle wash owners’ customers to highlight that their location recycles water, and the offer includes assistance with public relations, social media promotions, videos, handouts/flyers and signage, the release continued. 

Vehicle wash owners interested in purchasing a Bio Complete or Limited System can contact the Aqua Bio team at (877) 881-9141 press 1 or email [email protected], the release stated.

Aqua Bio Technologies also will be at The Car Wash Show in Nashville, Tennessee, from May 13-15, 2019 at Booth #2553, the release continued, where vehicle wash owners will have the opportunity to:

  • Win one Aqua Bio reverse osmosis system with a value up to $13,000
  • Review in-person or purchase the Bio Complete, Bio Softreat and Limited Systems on the show floor
  • Get more information about the complimentary marketing program being offered to vehicle wash owners.

“We’re excited to offer a complimentary marketing package to vehicle wash owners,” said John P. Gibney, vice president and general manager of Aqua Bio Technologies. “When selecting a vehicle wash, environmental responsibility is an important factor in the customer decision process. No other treatment system can produce water as clean as our Bio Complete system. In addition, customer service is paramount to Aqua Bio after each sale. Therefore, we’re pleased to assist vehicle wash owners by offering this innovative marketing package.”

Visit http://www.aquabio.co/ for more information or call 877-881-9141.

H2WOW Carwash donates over $2,500 to ‘Wash Away Thirst’

DENVER— In honor of Earth Day, H2WOW Carwash donated 50% of its wash sales from April 22-23 to Wash Away Thirst, according to a press release. 

Between its two locations, H2WOW raised a total of $2,508 to help provide clean water in 2019, the release continued. 

Wash Away Thirst is a community of professional carwashes, vendors and clean car enthusiasts joining together to raise money for clean water, the release noted.

There are still 663 million people in the world who do not have access to clean water, and Wash Away Thirst has provided over $70,000 to clean water projects since its foundation in 2009 and is hoping to break the $100,000 mark this year, the release added.

“Water is essential to our business and one of the biggest needs in our world today. As a carwash community, we have a great platform for building awareness and effecting change for our earth’s water,” said Julie Petty, co-owner of H2WOW Carwash. “At H2WOW, we recycle 80% of our water and use only a small fraction of fresh water per wash compared to the average home wash. We’re also inspired to help make this precious resource available to people around the world through our partnership with Wash Away Thirst. We are so grateful to our amazing customers for supporting us in this cause.”

Flying Ace Express Car Wash grand opening raises $7,351 for Beavercreek’s Feed The Creek

DAYTON, Ohio— Flying Ace Express Car Wash has announced the donation of $7,351 to Beavercreek’s Feed The Creek non-profit organization, which provides weekend food assistance for area Beavercreek children in need, according to a press release.

The donations were collected from Flying Ace Express customers at the company’s Seajay Dr. Grand Opening/Free Wash Week held April 6-15, 2019, the release continued.

During the grand opening, Flying Ace Express offered a free signature “Flying Ace” carwash ($15 value) to every customer in exchange for a monetary donation to Feed The Creek, the release noted, and throughout the week, Flying Ace Express gave away more than 5,170 free carwashes.

Flying Ace Express also offered discounted retail gift cards with all proceeds donated back to Feed The Creek, the release added.

“One of the most important obstacles hindering a child’s learning process is hunger, and although it’s not always apparent, there is a large need throughout Beavercreek and Greater Dayton for access to nutritious food outside of normal school hours,” said Dan Eisenhauer, Flying Ace partner and Express Wash Concepts vice president of operations. “When we were introduced to Feed The Creek, we immediately knew we could leverage our customer’s generosity during our Seajay Dr. grand opening to raise money that would positively impact so many area children.”

GO Car Wash Selects DRB Systems’ solutions

AKRON, Ohio — DRB Systems has entered into a strategic partnership to provide technology solutions to GO Car Wash, the nation’s newest express carwash company, according to a press release.

Through an exclusive partnership with DRB Systems, GO Car Wash has committed to using DRB Systems’ point-of-sale and tunnel solutions exclusively in its future new builds and acquired carwash locations, the release continued.

The products to be installed at GO Car Wash include the SiteWatch® point-of-sale system, TunnelWatch® tunnel control software, Xpress Pay Terminal® pay stations and the NoPileups™ by DRB Systems full-tunnel management system, the release noted.

Headquartered in Phoenix, GO Car Wash’s growth strategy includes acquisitions, partnerships and new builds with the goal to build a multi-regional platform of high-quality carwashes in secondary cities across North America, the release concluded.