This year the Tommy Car Wash Systems family of companies celebrates fifty years of car wash operations and development. In that time we’ve seen tremendous change sweep across the industry, and inspired much of that change ourselves.
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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.
The location and layout of a new car wash can make or break its long-term success, which makes proper design and good site selection some of the most critical and strategically demanding early steps in the car wash development process.