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Posted on: June 18th, 2014

Why do you do what you do?

In recent conversations with both future and current operators, familiar topics always come up: Free vacs or not $3 car wash or not Prepping or not Auto cashiers or attendant You get the idea; there are more but this gets you thinking in the right direction. While I certainly have an opinion on most of…

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Posted on: May 16th, 2014

Do you really care and, if so, what do you care about?

I’ve seen operators fixated on cost per car for chemical and it makes me wonder, should we care? The answer is, yes, you have to care, but let’s focus on what’s important. Consistency Be consistent! Make it the same application every time, the same chemical usage every time, and clean the same spots every time.…

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Posted on: February 4th, 2014


A wave has been crossing the country for the last couple of years; maybe you have caught this wave and taken the ride, or maybe you are still trying to understand how it actually works. What is this wave you ask?  Unlimited Wash Clubs! DRB Systems recently held a seminar in Scottsdale, AZ entitled ‘Simplicity…

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Posted on: January 16th, 2014

2014 Resolutions!

A new year is upon us, which means it’s time for the long-standing tradition of setting goals and resolving to better, both personally and professionally, in 2014. For those of us with businesses, it is a time to reflect on the previous year and set new goals for the upcoming year. As we look into…

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Posted on: October 24th, 2013

Focus on the 100%

Far too many times I hear operators talk about adding something to the higher package to try and move customers up; or, when a new store is about to open, they start at the top package (which obviously includes everything they just purchased as wash components) and then start taking away equipment until they get…

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Posted on: July 18th, 2013


In the book The Simple Life by Thom S & Art Rainer, the authors talk about removing congestion from your life. Some synonyms of ‘congestion’ are to block, choke, clog, jam or obstruct; pretty heavy stuff, not only for your life but also for your business. In Jason Fried and David Hannson’s book Rework, they…

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Posted on: April 12th, 2013

We Are All Getting Older and Damage Comes Easier!

Time marches on…nothing could be truer.  Despite all the breakthroughs in medical technology and age defying creams, we all get older.  That goes for the cars we drive also.  Cars today look better, have more features, get better gas mileage and, overall, are built better. That means they are on the road longer and are…

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Posted on: March 31st, 2012

Everyone's Part of the Show

The other day I attended Disney on Ice with my 8 year old daughter and I really didn’t pay attention to the songs or characters. What I was paying attention to was the ‘show.’ I began to study everything that was going on in all corners of the floor; it’s amazing what you miss if…

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Posted on: January 4th, 2012

Car Wash Consulting, Financing & More

We believe you have found the most complete group of experts in the car wash industry. Day in and day out we run successful businesses in the car wash world. Our team consists of individuals that have experience ranging from planning commissions, car wash construction, equipment installation, product development, operations, and blending chemicals, to Marketing…

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