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January 13, 2023
Car Wash M&A, The Podcast Episode 11 News Overview

Car Wash M&A, The Podcast Episode 11 News Overview

 What plans do you have for your car wash business as we begin 2023? In the last episode of 2022, host Lanese Barnett looks back
January 12, 2023
Blue Water Express Wash Acquired by Magnolia Wash Holdings

Blue Water Express Wash Acquired by Magnolia Wash Holdings

Magnolia Wash Holdings has acquired Blue Water Express Wash. Magnolia now operates seven wash locations within the Tallahassee market. Read more about Magnolia Wash Holdings at
January 12, 2023
Mister Car Wash Acquires Rapid Express Carwash

Mister Car Wash Acquires Rapid Express Carwash

Central California based Rapid Express Carwash has been acquired by Mister Car Wash. The 3-unit deal marks the fourth acquisition made by the company in 2022.
January 12, 2023
Tommy's Express Named #1 Franchise

Tommy’s Express Named #1 Franchise

Tommy’s Express Car Wash closed out 2022 by being awarded the No. 1 Smartest-Growing Franchise by Franchise Times. The fast-growing company saw sales grow 881& from
January 9, 2023
South Carolina See New Tidal Wave Auto Spa

South Carolina See New Tidal Wave Auto Spa

Tidal Wave Auto Spa opened its 13th location in South Carolina this month. The brand has locations throughout the Southeast and Midwest states, with their total
January 6, 2023
Mint Echo Car Wash Growing in Florida

Mint Echo Car Wash Growing in Florida

Mint Eco Car Wash has acquired site number 10 in Palm Beach County, Florida. “Our goal for 2022 was to build a portfolio of 10 carwashes,
January 6, 2023
Spotless Brands Acquires Tennessee and

Spotless Brands Acquires Tennessee and

Spotless Brands has acquired locations in Tennessee and Oklahoma. Tenessee’s Auto Spa Express will now operate under the Ultimate Shine Car Wash brand, which already operates
January 6, 2023
Rapid Express Acquired by Mister Car Wash

Rapid Express Acquired by Mister Car Wash

Mister Car Wash has acquired California based company, Rapid Express Carwash. The three locations are located in the Central California region.  Read more about Mister
January 6, 2023
Alimentation Couche-Tard/Circle K Acquires Interest in True Blue

Alimentation Couche-Tard/Circle K Acquires Interest in True Blue

Canadian company Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. has acquired all of the membership interests of True Blue Car Wash LLC. Couche-Tard believes these sites are a natural extension
January 6, 2023
Big Dan's Car Wash Continues Growth in Georgia and Florida

Big Dan’s Car Wash Continues Growth in Georgia and Florida

Big Dan’s Car Wash recently announced openings of two new locations in Florida and one in Georgia. With the opening of these three locations, the company
January 6, 2023
ZIPS Car Wash Opens New Texas Location

ZIPS Car Wash Opens New Texas Location

ZIPS Car Wash continues to expand in the Dallas metro area with the opening of its newest location in McKinney, Texas. The company now owns and
December 20, 2022
On the Spot Auto Detail Opens New Full-Service Carwash

On the Spot Auto Detail Opens New Full-Service Carwash

The new On the Spot Auto Detail 220 foot tunnel will combine exterior and interior cleaning on one continuous belt. The grand opening is slated for
December 14, 2022
Take 5 Car Wash Expands Into Louisiana and Arkansas

Take 5 Car Wash Expands Into Louisiana and Arkansas

Take 5 Car Wash announced the grand openings of three greenfield sites in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Denham Springs, Louisiana, and Monticello, Arkansas. Read more about Take
December 14, 2022
CWT Services Acquired by Sonny's

CWT Services Acquired by Sonny’s

Sonny’s Enterprises recently announced the acquisition of CWT Services (CWT) based in Sacramento, California. CWT sells, installs and services equipment for tunnels, in-bay automatics and self-serves
December 11, 2022
Car Wash M&A, The Podcast Episode 10 News Overview

Car Wash M&A, The Podcast Episode 10 News Overview

Where is the car wash market today, and what will it look like in the future? Those two questions are at the center of Matt DeWolf’s
December 5, 2022
Dan Pittman, Former CEO and President of DRB Systems, Joins Amplify Car Wash Advisors

Dan Pittman, Former CEO and President of DRB Systems, Joins Amplify Car Wash Advisors

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Amplify Car Wash Advisors, a mergers and acquisitions and capital advisory firm, announced the addition of former chief executive officer and president of
December 2, 2022
True Blue Car Wash Continues Arizona Expansion

True Blue Car Wash Continues Arizona Expansion

True Blue Carwash continues its Arizona expansion with the opening of its second Clean Freak Car Wash location in Yuma, Arizona. True Blue is currently focusing
December 2, 2022
Take 5 Car Wash Opens Six Renovated Sites in Ohio

Take 5 Car Wash Opens Six Renovated Sites in Ohio

Six newly renovated and rebranded Take 5 Car Wash sites are slated to open in December. All locations are located in Northeast Ohio.  Take 5
November 30, 2022
SCWA 2023 Convention to Feature Sports Great Dick Vitale

SCWA 2023 Convention to Feature Sports Great Dick Vitale

Known as Dickie V to his legions of fans all over America, this New Jersey native is to college basketball what fireworks and watermelon are to
November 28, 2022
Club Car Wash Enters Wisconsin

Club Car Wash Enters Wisconsin

Club Car Wash has entered Wisconsin with the opening of two new locations in Fond du Lac. Club Car Wash currently operates 116 locations in nine
November 22, 2022
Louisiana's Classic Auto Spa has been aquired by WhiteWater Express Car Wash

Louisiana’s Classic Auto Spa has been aquired by WhiteWater Express Car Wash

This acquisition increases WhiteWater’s locations to 10 and still growing within the state of Louisiana. Amplify Car Wash Advisors provided merger and acquisition advisory services to
November 17, 2022
Eight Newly Renovated Sites Opened by Take 5 Car Wash

Eight Newly Renovated Sites Opened by Take 5 Car Wash

Take 5 Car Wash® opened eight newly converted locations in Central Ohio. Among these is the largest carwash tunnel in Columbus, Ohio, with a 145-foot-long tunnel
November 14, 2022
Car Wash M&A, The Podcast Episode 9 News Overview

Car Wash M&A, The Podcast Episode 9 News Overview

What are the key elements of a successful, scalable car wash business? As Lanese Barnett discusses with Derrick Merchant and Michael Murry of Champion Xpress Car
November 14, 2022
Splash Car Wash On Growth Trajectory

Splash Car Wash On Growth Trajectory

Splash Car Wash, headquartered in Milford, Connecticut, has begun construction on seven new express washes. The washes will be constructed in multiple existing geographies, including sites
November 9, 2022
Foster Community Loyalty - Through Active Community Engagement

Foster Community Loyalty – Through Active Community Engagement

By Lanese Barnett, senior vice president of business development at Amplify Car Wash Advisors. It just feels good to drive a clean car. What if you
November 4, 2022
WhiteWater Express Car Wash Adds New Locations

WhiteWater Express Car Wash Adds New Locations

Through new builds and acquisition, WhiteWater Express Car Wash grows to over 80 sites across six states. The brand recently added locations in Michigan, Ohio and
November 4, 2022
Go Car Wash Expands in Upstate New York

Go Car Wash Expands in Upstate New York

GO Car Wash expanded its presence in upstate New York with the acquisition of Superior Car Wash in Utica. The former owner of Superior Car Wash,
November 1, 2022
Car Wash, The Podcast - The Great Market Reset Pt. 1

Car Wash, The Podcast – The Great Market Reset Pt. 1

This week’s episode was so jam-packed with insight, we needed two weeks to share it with you. This is part one of a conversation with Jeff
November 1, 2022
Spotless Brands Grows in Virginia, D.C., Maryland

Spotless Brands Grows in Virginia, D.C., Maryland

Spotless Brands recently acquired Pasadena Car Wash located in Baltimore, Maryland. The wash will be re-opened under their Flagship Carwash brand, which currently operates 34 locations
November 1, 2022
"You can grow, you can go or you can do nothing."

“You can grow, you can go or you can do nothing.”

Bill Martin, Amplify Car Wash Advisors co-founder, owner of Metro Express Car Wash and industry icon was the featured speaker at the New York State Car
October 28, 2022
Rainforest Car Wash Expanding in Ohio

Rainforest Car Wash Expanding in Ohio

Rainforest Car Wash recently announced the grand opening of its fifth Ohio location. The brand also has three additional locations in development in the state. Read
October 28, 2022
Tidal Wave Auto Spa Enters Tennessee

Tidal Wave Auto Spa Enters Tennessee

“These are our first locations in Tennessee,” said Tidal Wave Auto Spa Founder and CEO Scott Blackstock. “We’re excited to bring the convenience of our conveyor
October 27, 2022
Strong Third Quarter Report for Driven Brands

Strong Third Quarter Report for Driven Brands

Driven Brands Holdings Inc. recently reported an increase in third quarter earnings. Revenue increased 39%, versus the prior year, to $516.6 million. “We continue to have
October 25, 2022
Magnolia Wash Holdings Continues to Expand Across North Carolina

Magnolia Wash Holdings Continues to Expand Across North Carolina

Magnolia Wash Holdings announced the opening of six locations throughout North Carolina. Four new The Wave Car Wash sites opened in Fayetteville and the greater Durham
October 24, 2022
Take 5 Car Wash Opens 17 New and Newly Converted Locations

Take 5 Car Wash Opens 17 New and Newly Converted Locations

Take 5 Car Wash will celebrate the grand openings of 17 new and newly branded locations in Colorado. “Transitioning to the Take 5 brand ties us
October 20, 2022
Car Wash M&A, The Podcast Episode 8 News Overview

Car Wash M&A, The Podcast Episode 8 News Overview

As a business leader, are you pivoting in response to relevant new information? Have you considered what you can do today to strengthen your company amid
October 19, 2022
Amplify Facilitates Acquisition of Jet Brite Car Wash by ZIPS Car Wash

Amplify Facilitates Acquisition of Jet Brite Car Wash by ZIPS Car Wash

The transaction marks 54 car wash locations closed in the 3rd quarter by Amplify Car Wash Advisors   SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Amplify Car Wash Advisors,
October 14, 2022
Spotless Brands Breaks Into Tulsa Market with New Acquisition

Spotless Brands Breaks Into Tulsa Market with New Acquisition

Spotless Brands, a portfolio company of Baltimore-based Access Holdings, announced the addition of three new locations in the greater Tulsa, Oklahoma, area. Spotless Brands will operate
October 7, 2022
Magnolia Wash Holdings Introduces New Whistle Express Car Wash

Magnolia Wash Holdings Introduces New Whistle Express Car Wash

Magnolia Wash Holdings announced the opening of its new Virginia location, Whistle Express Car Wash. The new express car wash has been rebranded to Whistle Express
October 6, 2022
Amplify Car Wash Advisors Facilitates Merger Between Trademark Car Wash and Strickland Brothers

Amplify Car Wash Advisors Facilitates Merger Between Trademark Car Wash and Strickland Brothers

Amplify Car Wash Advisors Facilitates Merger Between Trademark Car Wash and Strickland Brothers SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Amplify Car Wash Advisors, a national mergers and acquisitions and
October 3, 2022
Rich's Car Wash Growing in Texas and South East

Rich’s Car Wash Growing in Texas and South East

Spring, Texas, will see four new Rich’s Car Washes , bringing the Texas location count up to nine. The brand currently operates 31 locations nationwide, with
September 30, 2022
Waterworks Express Acquired by Raceway Car Wash

Waterworks Express Acquired by Raceway Car Wash

The recent acquisition of WaterWorks Express Wash in Norwalk, California, by Raceway Car Wash expands the growing company’s reach across four states — Arizona, Nevada, California,
September 29, 2022
Car Wash M&A, The Column

10 Statements You’ll Want to Answer “Yes” to When Selling

September 29, 2022
Tidal Wave Auto Spa Opens Locations in South Carolina and North Dakota

Tidal Wave Auto Spa Opens Locations in South Carolina and North Dakota

Tidal Wave Auto Spa recently opened express locations in Pickens, South Carolina, and Grand Forks, North Dakota. The new locations are the brand’s 11th in South
September 26, 2022
ZIPS Expands Into Orlando Market

ZIPS Expands Into Orlando Market

The acquisition of six car wash locations in the greater Orlando area grows the ZIPS brand from the coast to inland Florida. Previously, ZIPS locations were
September 26, 2022
Central Florida Sees Two New Caliber Car Washes

Central Florida Sees Two New Caliber Car Washes

Ocala, Florida will gain two Caliber Car Wash locations in the coming months. Renovations are scheduled to be completed by the end of 2022 on one
September 26, 2022
Vizza Wash Opens New San Marcos, Texas, Location

Vizza Wash Opens New San Marcos, Texas, Location

The Car Wash Express announced the opening of its newest location in San Marcos, Texas. The brand is owned and operated by Vizza Wash, LP. The
September 20, 2022
ZIPS Car Wash Grows Dallas Footprint

ZIPS Car Wash Grows Dallas Footprint

Two Dallas, Texas, Tommy Terrific’s Car Wash locations have been acquired by ZIPS Car Wash. The recent additions expand ZIPS to 20 chains in the Dallas
September 19, 2022
Washville Car Wash Expands Presence in Northeast Market

Washville Car Wash Expands Presence in Northeast Market

Fast growing Washville Car Wash recently acquired four development sites from Shammy’s Car Wash in the New Hampshire and Maine markets. The new sites increase Washville’s
September 17, 2022
Beacon Mobile Acquired by DRB

Beacon Mobile Acquired by DRB

Software and hardware innovator to the carwash industry, DRB®, recently announced it has acquired Beacon Mobile LLC, a mobile technology innovator in the carwash industry. The
 

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