Tommy’s Express Franchise Commences National Expansion


The Tommy’s Express Car Wash Franchise, proudly powered by Tommy Car Wash Systems, is pleased to announce that as of February 2018, fifty five Tommy’s Express franchise locations are under contract around the United States, with an additional international site planned for Saudi Arabia.


These car wash franchise sites will feature Tommy Car Wash Systems’ signature “Totally Tommy” site model. These designs will be complete with dual towers, curved acrylic roof, multiple pay lanes, Tommy Transporter Dual Belt Conveyors, stainless steel curved arches, and the new lightweight app-based Tommy Point of Sale system. At full capacity, each Tommy’s Express car wash facilities will process over 200 vehicles per hour with no manual preparation involved and are designed to function with only two to four employees on site.


Training for all franchise partners is conducted prior to opening at the Tommy’s Express corporate headquarters in Holland Michigan, with continual marketing, training, and operations support provided by he franchiser.


According to the Tommy’s Express leadership team: “Our growth in such a small period of time has been thrilling, and we’re extremely excited for the second round of washes to open… Our team has been perfecting this car wash system for years, and we can’t describe how gratifying it is to bring that system in full to our franchise partners and develop a true national scale car wash network. Nothing out there will compare with it!”


Interested in joining our franchise network? Visit the Tommy’s Express franchise page to learn more and contact the team today. Tours of Tommy’s Express Car Wash sites are available now!


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1 Site, 1 Year, 515,000 Washes

Quality Car Wash of Holland MI


The Totally Tommy site model continues to realize its potential in the field. Quality Car Wash of Holland, MI and Tommy Car Wash Systems are pleased to announce that during the 2017 calendar year the combination carwash, gas station, and convenience store located at Waverly Road and Chicago Drive in Holland Michigan washed a record 515,367 vehicles – an astonishing achievement for the two year old facility which serves as a template for the expanding Tommy’s Express franchise.


This record marks the car wash as one of, if not the single highest producing car wash in the United States and a fitting flagship for the much-loved Quality Car Wash brand. Design highlights include circular stainless steel arches, a rounded acrylic roof, Tim Horton’s drive-through, and a centralized Flight Deck for wash control and convenience store checkout.


According to a representative, “Breaking half a million cars in a year at a single site remarkable, you just don’t see it in the industry… Credit goes to our outstanding team who constantly go above and beyond at Waverly and across all our locations, the dual belt conveyor and other equipment which is engineered to process as efficiently as possible, and the deep roots our brand has cultivated in the Holland market.”


The facility features a 130” tunnel as well as unbranded gasoline service and a Tim Horton’s franchise. Tours of the wash, as well as the Tommy’s Express Car Wash franchise site located nearby in Grandville Michigan, are available to interested parties upon request.


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The Fundamentals of Car Wash Success

Note: the following blog post is adapted from Ryan Essenburg’s presentation at the Car Wash Show 2017 in Las Vegas, NV titled “Fundamentals of Express Carwash Success: Why Belts, Brands, and Buildings Will Dominate in 2017”. If you would prefer to watch or listen to the presentation, you can do so using the video embedded below.


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Looking Back at the Car Wash Show 2017

ICA Booth Display


With tremendous thanks to our distributors, partners, visitors, and the International Car Wash Association, Tommy Car Wash Systems and Tommy’s Express Car Wash are happy to report an outstanding experience at The Car Wash Show 2017.


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Come See Tommy Car Wash Systems at The Car Wash Show 2017!

Car Wash Show 2017Mark your calendars to attend “Fundamentals of Express Carwash Success: Why Belts, Brands, and Buildings Will Dominate in 2017”, an informational session presented by Tommy Car Wash Systems’ President Ryan Essenburg covering key factors expected to drive car wash growth and innovation in the immediate future.

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Tommy Car Wash Systems’ Detail Packets Support Work at Holland Rescue Mission

Since 1907 the Holland Rescue Mission has supported the men and women of Western Michigan with shelter, provision, and other resources offered freely in times of need, generating a tremendous impact for good in the local community. With the facilitation of an independent advisory firm, The Collaboration Center, Tommy Car Wash Systems has been proud to partner with clients of the Holland Rescue Mission in order to package a large order of vehicle detailing packets now available for sale at various Tommy Car Wash Systems’ customer locations around the nation.

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Tommy’s Express Car Wash Franchise Gains Momentum

Car washes are time-honored American tradition, but the equipment, architecture, and experience associated with using a neighborhood car wash haven’t meaningfully changed in decades. However, by abandoning convention and embracing a fresh customer experience a new car wash franchise is seeking to change this status quo. Built on a proven, easily replicated platform covering equipment, architecture, and site layout, the Tommy’s Express Car Wash Franchise is now laying a foundation for rapid national growth.


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Classic Auto Spa Feature

Classic Auto Spa of Lafayette, LA has been featured in an article by “The Advertiser” magazine!


Classic Auto Spa External View


The very first Totally Tommy Flex-Serve car wash facility, Classic Auto Spa was a landmark project for the Tommy Car Wash Systems team and features our original POD chemical management system. The unique, iconic building design includes both an express car wash tunnel and an interior detailing center, as well as free vacuum service for express wash customers.


It’s wonderful to see the backstory behind this excellent car wash in print as one family of car wash owners gives back so generously to their community!


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