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Top 50 research is underway

The 2019 Top 50 list should feature several big updates.


Rich DiPaolo is the Associate Publisher – Editorial of Professional Carwashing & Detailing magazine.

Research efforts for the 2019 Top 50 U.S. Conveyor Chain List are currently underway. Each year, the editors of Professional Carwashing & Detailing magazine, with the assistance of several key industry partners, select 50 U.S. conveyor carwash chains based on number of locations. 

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Last year, the baseline to make it to the list was 10 locations, and we expect that number to remain and potentially increase. On the high end, Mister Car Wash topped our list once again with 260 locations open prior to Nov. 1, 2018.

Do you own multiple conveyor carwash locations and think you can make it onto this year’s list? If you would like us to consider your conveyor carwash chain for the 2019 list, please submit your information to [email protected] with the subject line “Top 50 list.” 

Please send the following information with your submission: the name of the carwash chain, website address, number of locations and the location of the chain’s headquarters or where the first conveyor carwash location was opened.


Please only include the number of expected open locations as of Nov. 1, 2019. The submissions deadline for this year is Sept. 13, 2019. 

And, of course, we will have reactions to the list from industry insiders. This Top 50 list receives significant attention in print, at industry events as well as online at throughout the year.

If you haven’t checked out the Top 50 page on, you can do so by using this link: Here, you can find an interactive map and several years’ worth of archived Top 50 lists. 


We would like to thank all of the carwash chains that have participated with our research efforts in recent years as well as our industry partners who help us vet our information each year. The list simply is not possible without all of your help.

In the pages of the August issue, you will find our cover story, which contains information about new auto manufacturing technologies and their impact on professional carwashes. Also, we have included plenty of content to help grow and market your carwash business. 

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