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Posted on: May 22nd, 2024


After some recent reflection on business and car washing, I decided I needed to focus more on the fundamentals in our business this year; request in – service out.  It sounds very simplistic but why make it harder than that? The difficult part lies in how we minimize the time between the request and service…

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Posted on: August 31st, 2023

So Long Summer!

You might not want to admit it, but summer is over!  Just drive by any school in the morning and the traffic will tell you that.  While you might not want to think about it, it is time to prepare your wash for winter.  Too many times, we see sites wait until the first snow…

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Posted on: May 23rd, 2022

So You Need LAND!

Gen 1:9  Then God said, “Let the waters beneath the sky flow together into one place, so dry ground may appear.” And that is what happened.  Gen 1:10  God called the dry ground “land” and the waters “seas.” And God saw that it was good. And that’s it, that is all the land there is…

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Posted on: October 7th, 2021

Bring on the Shows!

While it’s been a slow crawl to get back in the swing of things for trade shows – we’re now full speed ahead! The Southwest show in June was a great opportunity to get back to seeing old friends and making new ones; now we’re gearing up for the ICA show this November!  The 2020 show…

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Posted on: August 19th, 2021

Time to Service Your Pumps

Although we’ve experienced record high temperatures in recent days, winter is, inevitably, right around the corner! This is the perfect time to make sure your wash and all its components are running in top order.  One important component to service is PUMPS. Car Washes have all kinds of pumps including multistage booster, piston, diaphragm, high pressure,…

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Posted on: June 3rd, 2021

Updating Signage – See Your Site Through the Eyes of Your Customer

Today’s service world is all about creating a unique and powerful customer experience. We have only seconds to capture a consumer’s attention, convey our services, guide them through the property safely and efficiently, and entice them to come back. If done right, we may even have the opportunity to seek their positive feedback and referrals.…

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Posted on: May 12th, 2021

Spring is in the Air – Time to Clean and Refresh!

“Spring Cleaning” is an ancient tradition that nearly 72% of households still participate in today. In many religions, Spring is a time of remembrance and refreshing.  The Frontier used this time to tidy up and prepare for Summer.  In fact, “Spring Cleaning” was created to remove the build-up of soot from windows in log cabins…

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Posted on: May 3rd, 2021

Free WI-FI

On a recent trip, the “Free Wi-Fi” was not available on my flight. There were no excuses, no partial refunds, no concessions – it was simply “we are sorry, but it’s not working right now.” And you know what? Not a single passenger stood up in protest, argued, or demanded anything additional – NOT ONE!…

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Posted on: April 5th, 2021

Bug Removal – A Real Pain in the Glass!

Now that we’ve survived Polar Vortexes and our back muscles have recovered from shoveling out after a Spring Blizzard, the next Car Wash Season is right around the corner: Bug Season. Typically, in Colorado, a wet Spring season brings an above-average number of bugs to our state. Soon, we’ll be swatting Miller Moths and jumping…

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Posted on: January 13th, 2021

The ‘Positives’ of COVID

It’s hard to look back on 2020 and think good things came from it.  From a general business perspective, it was hard.  Materials/products were hard to come by, the ever-changing rules and regulations, our kids and their school environment.  Loss and hardship seemed to be everywhere we looked. COVID did force us to face some…

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