From January 1st 2019 through September 30, 2019 Tommy Car Wash Systems’ sister company Tommy’s Express Car Wash awarded 10 new franchise partners, resulting in 46 additional new express car wash sites now entering the early stages of development. These sites are located in Colorado, Iowa, Virginia, Wisconsin, California, Tennessee, Texas, Minnesota, Illinois, and Kansas and highlight the company’s commitment to replicating an upscale car wash solution in every market across the country, establishing a powerful national brand that guests love.
Tommy’s Express has 20 locations in operation in 13 states as of this writing, with an additional 10 sites expected open by the end of the year, bringing the chain’s presence to 17 states total by 2020. The organization has over 230 sites under contract for future development, including international locations.
According to company President Ryan Essenburg, “We are fired up by these new partnerships and our company’s explosive growth in 2019! Each new relationship and each new wash is an opportunity for all of us to serve, and we don’t take this for granted as we look forward to great things coming in 2020.”
Each Tommy’s Express Car Wash features the Totally Tommy building design and equipment package developed by Tommy Car Wash Systems along with franchise-exclusive benefits including the Easy-Chem detergent management system, corporate training and technical assistance, and professional marketing support.
Tommy Car Wash Systems’ President Ryan Essenburg takes us on a virtual tour of the new Tommy’s Express corporate headquarters, checking in with each department and highlighting how corporate teams support local franchise operations every day.
In 1969 Julius “Sonny” and Jacob “Jun” Essenburg opened the very first Quality Car Wash location here in Holland, MI. It wasn’t much to look at, compared to where we are today. But the brothers committed to the opportunity, devoting time, energy, and creativity to the process of washing cars and making improvements as they went.
“In my 50 years, this is the most exciting time to be in this business.”
These were the words of our own Tom Essenburg as he was
inducted into the car wash hall of fame at The Car Wash Show 2019 only days ago,
in recognition of his long service and influential career in the car wash
To accommodate dramatically increasing production—largely a result
of the success and growth of the Tommy’s Express Car Wash Franchise—Tommy Car
Wash Systems recently expanded their existing facilities to include a large
warehousing facility a short distance away the company’s existing assembly and
As with all retail establishments, location is one of, if not the single most critical factors to consider from the earliest stages of a car washes planning and development. And when deciding on a car wash location, a thorough demographics study is just one of the tools available to help operators make the best possible decision.
Ryan Essenburg, President of Tommy Car Wash Systems and the Tommy’s Express franchise, will take you on a walk-through our our newest corporate location. Tommy’s Express Jenison is a full-size Totally Tommy Express-style car wash with franchise exclusive equipment as well as several brand-new innovations and equipment examples you’ll be seeing more of soon!