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Tommy's Express Car Wash is the Clean Choice 

Tommy's Express Car Wash is the Clean Choice 

Tommy’s Express Car Wash is a clean choice for franchising success. Not only is it one of the fastest-growing businesses with the most proven and complete opportunity, but it’s also in one of the fastest-growing segments of the franchising industry.

Tommy's Express Car Wash was built on 50 years of car wash operations and manufacturing experience based on the Tommy Car Wash Systems equipment line. Tommy Car Wash Systems is one of the largest car wash equipment manufacturers with proprietary stainless equipment, pioneering technologies like belt conveyors, car wash buildings, license plate recognition software, top-of-the-line detergents, and much more. Franchising began in 2016, and growth has quickly followed. There are Tommy’s Express locations in 55 cities across 22 states, with dozens more units in construction and hundreds more under contract.  After opening 26 locations during 2020, the brand is projecting to open 54 new stores in 2021.

“2020 was our biggest year by far, and there’s no slowing down ahead. We’re ready and excited for everything that’s to come,” said President and Chief Innovations Officer Ryan Essenburg. “With Tommy’s Express, we set out to build and bring together, in-house, all the elements that a national car wash organization needs to be successful, in a way that the industry has never had access to before. That’s our foundation. Our explosive growth proves that this approach is the right one for us, for our partners, and for the car wash industry.”

There are several things that set Tommy’s Express apart and make it such a unique investment opportunity. The brand has a reputation for world-class operations, and every location is required to maintain the brand’s high standards of professionalism. Training and consulting procedures ensure operators provide cities with a clean, professionally run retail destination and a valuable community partner. Because of the brand’s unique, high-capacity design and proven efficient site layout, Tommy's Express locations can process more than 200 vehicles per hour, keeping lines short and customers happy. Every location uses an advanced water reclaim system that uses up to 60% less freshwater than washing at home and keeps 100% of used water out of the storm system. Finally, the brand is community-focused, and its owners routinely partner with local organizations to play active roles in their local communities.

Mike Luders is a Tommy’s Express franchisee in California who has been with the brand since 2018. He operates in two California territories and says he chose to franchise with the brand because of its modern building design and equipment package, as well as the experience and background of the company.

“Their R&D and forward-thinking is second to none,” says Luders. “They have an outstanding leadership team, and we receive onsite support each month and each quarter. These individuals go through all the aspects of the operation from customer service to equipment performance.”

Luders says the margins in the business are very good for franchisees. “Once a team of management and hourly team members are secured, payroll is stable regardless of volume,” he says.

Industry awards for Tommy’s Express Car Wash have been frequent and prestigious. The brand has been named to the Franchise Times Top 200+; ranked in the Entrepreneur Magazine Franchise 500 - ranked #1 in the car wash category, #25 in the Top New Franchise Category, and ranked in the Fastest Growing Franchise category.

Customers love Tommy’s Express and quickly become repeat customers and raving fans. Tommy's Express grew their monthly unlimited club members by 148%, and stores that were open for the entire year in 2019 experienced and combined average sales growth of 20% despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  

No perishable items, low labor costs, and top-of-the-line support from groundbreaking through opening and beyond. If you’re looking for an investment opportunity that will help you clean up, Tommy’s Express Car Wash offers excellent opportunities with open territories. Visit or call for more information.


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Published: March 18th, 2021

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