Benefits of the Tommy’s Express Franchise Model

Startup franchises have long enjoyed a higher success rate compared to independent startup businesses, and the franchise model has proven dominant in a vast range of industries from restaurant to retail.

At Tommy Car Wash Systems and Tommy’s Express Car Wash we’ve crafted the most comprehensive, cohesive car wash franchise package available, with an entire suite of benefits including:

A Proven, Cohesive Car Wash System

Each Tommy’s Express Car Wash is built from the Totally Tommy integrated equipment and facility design, developed to achieve the fastest processing speeds and best wash quality available from an express car wash. It’s a template optimized for operation that covers all aspects of the finished facility, including:

  • A visually dramatic building design, optimized for customer experience and low-labor operation
  • A full, high-performing equipment package
  • Leading control systems and electronics
  • Organized tools, replacement parts, and equipment storage

The Name Recognition of a Fast-Growing National Brand

When you join Tommy’s Express you become a participant with a growing national network of car washes. With sixteen facilities currently open and almost 200 more in various stages of development, Tommy’s Express Car Wash is set to become one of if not the widest-known car wash chains in the United States with a large and shared membership pool.

Access to Proprietary Car Wash Equipment

Tommy’s Express Car Wash partners receive access to exclusive car wash technology developed specifically for use in our franchise network. This includes the new Tommy Point of Sale, TommyClub license plate recognition, and the Easy-Chem detergent management system.

By building up the franchise and pooling resources we are able to continually explore, develop, and trial new and innovative technology while individual operators focus on the day to running and success of their individual facilities.

Advanced Site Selection and Development Assistance

The right location makes a world of difference for your car wash’s long-term success. Our in-house development team will help you identify and secure the best possible location for your facility and are ready to assist you through the entire process from site layout and local approvals, to final equipment installation and fine-tuning.

Hands-On Operations Training

To run the ultimate car wash successfully and deliver a high quality wash result you’ll need the right training and practice before your site launches. The Tommy University program brings Tommy’s Express owners and managers to our headquarters in Holland MI for both classroom and hands-on training at our corporate washes, followed by additional training and review at your local site. Our goal is to give you the tools, knowledge, and support you need to be successful from your car wash’s first year through its first decade.

Comprehensive Marketing support

Tommy’s Express is unique in that we provide comprehensive and highly professionalized marketing support before, during, and after your car wash’s grand opening. We manage your social media channels and online directories, providing a constant stream of social media and video content, implementing new seasonal campaigns, and closely managing your online reputation and reviews.

Franchise Opportunities Now Available!

For more information on the Tommy’s Express franchise please visit tommys-express.com/franchise. We look forward to working with you soon!

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Fundamentals of Express Car Wash Success: The Powerful Advantage of Franchises

The following is joint presentation by Ryan Essenburg, President of Tommy Car Wash Systems & Tommy’s Express Car Wash, and Ed Rensi, former CEO of McDonalds, entitled “Fundamentals of Express Car Wash Success: The Powerful Advantage of Franchises.”

The presentation was recorded at The Car Wash Show, 2019, hosted by the International Car Wash Association. Enjoy!

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The Seven Things Customers are Really Looking for In a Carwash

Your customers aren’t a captive audience, they have plenty of options. Driveway washing, inbay washes, tunnels, or just putting it off. So, if you want people to choose your wash and to keep choosing it over and over again for years or decades to come, you have to understand what exactly they are really looking for, and you need to make sure you’re in the best position to give it to them.

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The Top 5 Reasons Why Car Washes Fail

In the United States the car wash industry, as a whole, has seen a long period of growth with steadily increasing demand – around 2% more cars washed each year over the past decade. However, despite this growth and the real need so many communities have for reliable car wash resources, some car washes have failed in recent years.

Why?

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Understanding the 5 Elements of Wash Quality

For the best operators, wash quality is an obsession to be checked and maintained every, single, day. But first new operators must understand each of the factors at work in the car wash tunnel and how they fit together to build good wash performance—particularly during busy, high volume periods.

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Spring Cleaning For Your Car Wash

Spring Budding Branch

Spring offers a particular challenge for many car washes. While winter is generally the busiest season by percent of sales, spring often brings record-breaking days as consumers react to the warmer temperatures and clear skies by heading out to have the car washed. One day a wash may be bumper to bumper with eager customers, and the next heavy rains and cold temperatures drive them away leaving wash employees with little to do but listen to the radio.

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