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Amplify Serves as Exclusive Advisor to Fuller’s Car Wash, Clean Getaway and Splish Splash Car Wash in 9 unit…
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PC&D Executive Spotlight: Jeff Pavone

Jeff Pavone of Amplify Car Wash Advisors provides valuable perspectives on anticipated changes and shifts in the carwash industry…
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Amplify serves as exclusive financial advisor to Today’s Car Wash in…

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Amplify Car Wash Advisors, a full-service advisory firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions, capital advisory, and…
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Bill Martin – SCWA 2024 Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree

Bill Martin owner of the Metro Express Car Washes is the recipient of the 2024 SCWA Lifetime Achievement Award.…
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Whistle Express to add more Chattanooga car washes

Automated car wash chains grow membership and business Two years after entering the Chattanooga market by acquiring the former…
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Talking Shop with Lanese & Matt – Car Wash M&A Podcast

In this episode of Car Wash M&A, host Lanese Barnett chats candidly with Matt DeWolf, chief marketing officer of…
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Pitch: The Latest Car Wash Innovations

Watch Chris Jenks and Kendra discuss Amplify's latest innovations to help growth and scaling in the car wash industry.…
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Family Legacy of Service Marches on in Idaho Parade

BOISE, Idaho — Metro Express Car Wash family has long lineage of service. The carwash also honors veterans with…
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Quality Over Quantity

The “get big fast” mentality of the carwash industry has changed, making way for a more sustainable pace of…
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Car Wash Magazine – BUILDING A FOUNDATION ON TRUST

Amplify Car Wash Advisors prioritizes trust, respect and relationships Mike Shullman was born to be a car washer. As…
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Amplify was a Proud Sponsor of WCA’s Destination So-Cal! Grape Escape!

Our team had the privilege of attending a two-day event at the stunning Loews Coronado Bay in San Diego.…
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St. Jude Champions for 5k Run/Walk

On September 30th, our team participated in the St. Jude 5k Phoenix Walk Run with a purpose. We warmed…
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Homeless MATters – Valley group offering ‘bags of compassion’ to help…

PHOENIX — Every little bit counts. That’s the thinking behind how a group of Scottsdale ladies have been giving…
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Car Wash M&A, The Column

Pulse on Carwash M&A Activity We’ve seen the shift in growth strategy for carwash platforms and how they are approaching scalability. The…
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SCWA Road Show – Salt Lake City Utah – August 23-24

On August 23-24, the SCWA hosted their road show in Salt Lake City, Utah, offering a unique and customized…
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Attracting, Cultivating & Retaining Emerging Car Wash Talent

by Lanese Barnett Hiring and training solutions to encourage a growth mindset in your staff to build a stronger,…
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Q2 2023 Public Car Wash Earnings Review: Zooming Out, Wider Lens…

By: Paul Sigfusson, Head of Capital Solutions Recently both Driven Brands (NYSE: DRVN) and Mister Car Wash (NYSE: MCW)…
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AMP Membership App Adopted by Woodie’s Wash Shack

AMP, a leader in mobile app technology for the car wash industry, is collaborating with Woodie's Wash Shack. Woodie's…
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Retention is the New Acquisition

– Keep Your Existing Customers Happy and Loyal By Lanese Barnett Did you know it can cost five to…
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The Car Wash Show 2023: Key Insights and Technology Trends for…

What’s new in the car wash space? Check out the key takeaways and emerging market trends from The Car…
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Strong First Quarter Results for Driven Brands

Revenue increased 20% powered by 9% same-store sales growth and 7% net store growth. For the first quarter, Driven…
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Grime fighters: New car washes are bubbling up all over metro…

New car washes are bubbling up all over metro Omaha. Nineteen new stand-alone car washes have opened in Omaha…
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Technology Solutions to Improve Operational Efficiencies

By Lanese Barnett During the last half-decade, there’s been a major boom in technology and innovation. So much so…
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Car Wash M&A, The Podcast Episode 13 News Overview

How are you engaging with car wash customers when they are off site? What can you do today to…
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Car Wash M&A, The Podcast Episode 12 News Overview

What actions can car wash owners take today to help navigate current conditions and to encourage future success? Guest…
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ZIPS Expands in Minnesota

ZIPS Car Wash announced its expansion in Minnesota with new locations opening in Grand Rapids and Baxter.  “We’re…
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AutoBrite Introduces 4 Mini Tunnels

AutoBrite announces 4 mini-tunnel applications. The new applications offer carwash owners an automated, express mini-tunnel carwash with a conveyor…
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Three New Take 5 Car Wash Sites Opened

Take 5 Car Wash® announced the grand openings of three of its newest sites in Orem, Utah; Kingsport, Tennessee;…
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Amplify Car Wash Advisors Expands Strategic Partnerships with Innovative Tech Companies

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Amplify Car Wash Advisors announced the partnership of AMP Memberships, creator of a branded mobile solution…
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Flagship Carwash Expands Across Prince William County

“We are thrilled to fulfill our commitment of convenience as we expand across Prince William County and the greater…
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Take 5 Car Wash and Take 5 Oil Change Open Co-Developed…

Take 5 Car Wash opened its newest site in Ocala, Florida. The new build is a co-developed site alongside…
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How a Recession May Impact the Car Wash Industry

By Lanese Barnett, Senior Vice President of Business Development for Amplify Car Wash Advisors This time a year ago,…
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Amplify Car Wash Advisors Welcomes Paul Sigfusson to Leadership Team

Amplify Grows its Capital Advisory Leadership with the Addition of Paul Sigfusson, Formerly with Global Investment Firm KKR SCOTTSDALE,…
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Driven Brands Opens 10th Take 5 Co-Development

Driven Brands Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: DRVN) has opened its tenth Take 5 co-development in North Carolina, bringing Take 5…
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Dave Hail Joins Amplify Car Wash Advisors

Dave Hail, Former Senior Executive with Mister Car Wash, Joins Amplify Car Wash Advisors Firm announces the launch of…
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Splash Car Wash to Open 15 Locations Over Next Two Years

Splash Car Wash plans continued growth in 2023, breaking ground on 15 new locations. Development will be focused in…
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Jet Brite Car Wash

With decades of hands-on experience as operators, when it came time to sell our car wash business who we sold to was important to Sam and me. Chris [Jenks] and the team at Amplify listened to us throughout the entire process. They found the right buyer in ZIPS who would be a good steward of the brand and helped find the best path forward for us where we can continue pursuing our passion for manufacturing high-quality car wash equipment.  

Jet Brite Car Wash  
Dave Delesandro  | Founder

Quick N’ Clean

My relationship with Commercial Plus over the past 20 years has been a very professional and trustworthy relationship. The feel of trust is very important in this business, and Jeff Pavone and his staff have exhibited a level of trust that makes me continue to feel that they have my best interest front of mind. I deal with many brokers across the nation, and my best experiences and results have been achieved with Commercial Plus representation.

Quick N’ Clean
Richard Karle | Owner

Zips

It’s been a great experience working with Amplify Car Wash Advisors to bring these sites into the ZIPS portfolio. We look forward to serving Dallas area customers with an enhanced car wash experience unique to ZIPS, with the added benefit of our extensive network of stores. This year we have continued our aggressive growth track with the goal to truly shine in our efforts to be the best express car wash provider in the industry and it’s acquisitions like this that help us reach our goals.

Zips
Gene Dinkens | CEO

ModWash

It was truly a pleasure to work with the Amplify team on our most recent acquisition of three additional operating locations in our home state of Tennessee. Their team provided great support and ensured a timely and seamless closing process, and we are excited for the additional growth opportunities this relationship will produce in our near future. We know this is the first of many transactions we will successfully complete with the Amplify team as we grow from our current operating store count of 23 to well over 200 locations across 14 states in the next two years.

ModWash
Brian Thornton | COO

Busy Bee Car Wash

For years I’ve talked to a lot of brokers with the same goal; sell your car wash chain as quickly as possible. But I chose to work with Amplify because they were interested and invested in the emotional side of selling my business and truly value long-term relationships. They weren’t forcing me to take a deal just to take a deal. They listened to my concerns and goals then educated me on all my options. And that’s how I decided on the right partner for my chain specifically. I went to bed at night after I signed the papers knowing I got the best deal possible versus just having any deal put in front of me that is only about money.

Busy Bee Car Wash
Jim Mulholland | Owner

Q Car Wash

We really appreciate Jeff and his entire team at Amplify. Their expertise and deep industry knowledge helped us navigate our options and best showcase our strengths to maximize our value. Caliber is a good fit for Q Car Wash as they look to expand in North Texas.

Q Car Wash
Viran Nana | COO

Cobblestone Auto Spa

I have known both Jeff and Bill for over thirty years combined, and respect them both as experts in our professional car washing industry. Their unique and individual strengths bring very strong talent and advice to operators, sellers, and buyers with sharp knowledge, client’s best interest in mind, and an actual personal touch. They hold the expertise and performance track record to hold a very high level of respect within this rapidly-changing car wash industry.

Cobblestone Auto Spa
Tuck Bettin | CEO

Oasis Car Wash

Turning over a business you started from one shovel of dirt 25 years ago and grew to several locations is a difficult and even uncomfortable process. So, when it came time for Larry and me to sell, we chose Amplify Car Wash Advisors to guide us through the process because of their strong reputation and thought leadership in the industry. Their team was professional and did a great job walking us through each step.

Oasis Car Wash
Dallas Hawkins | Partner

Busy Bee Car Wash

Selling our business after 52 years is big deal and certainly not a decision I took lightly, turning over our family legacy was an emotional process and I appreciated that the team at Amplify respected that. They helped me understand my options and found the best deal for me.

Busy Bee Car Wash
Jim Mulholland | Owner

Ducky’s Express

I have been a multi-site developer and operator in the car wash industry for over 30 years. Four years ago, a partner’s health concern forced me to sell a portion of my portfolio, and during that process, I was introduced to Jeff Pavone of Commercial Plus. I was immediately impressed with Jeff’s knowledge of my industry and his volume of successful deal closings. In a very short period of time, Jeff found the right buyer at a very fair price, and the transaction closed shortly thereafter. I was looking for a team with honesty, integrity, and a proven track record of success, and I found all of that in Jeff.

Ducky’s Express
Richard Miller

Trademark Car Wash

These are some of the most exciting times for car wash owners. As we grew 350% in revenue in just one year, we recognized the time to partner up with a top-tier team that has mastered growth in retail and specifically the automotive industry. Amplify Car Wash Advisors had helped us acquire, raise capital, and was the perfect partner to help us reach this next chapter of the Trademark story.

Trademark Car Wash
Andrew Goldberger