Tommy’s Express Car Wash Opens Ten Sites during November 2020

Tommy’s Express Car Wash is pleased to announce the opening of ten new franchise locations in the month of November 2020. Located in Enid, OK; Sarasota, FL; Snellville, GA; Greenville, SC; Chambersburg, PA; West Monroe, LA; Spring Hill, FL; Davenport, IA; Largo, FL;  and O’Fallon, MO, these independently owned and operated locations will maintain the growing brand’s signature commitment to outstanding guest experience and wash quality.

Tommy’s Express is a next-gen, high-efficiency national car wash franchise providing faster, safer, and more sophisticated car washing with affordable pricing and membership packages. Each highly recognizable location is equipped with an approximately 130’ dual belt conveyor system, soft cloth brushes, tire shine service, body wax, and a license plate recognition system and mobile app for TommyClub members. Self-service interior cleaning and vacuuming is available on site.

“We are thrilled to bring the outstanding Tommy’s Express experience to these ten communities,” said Ryan Essenburg, President and Chief Innovation Officer of Tommy’s Express. “Our new guests will love Tommy’s world-class wash, smooth-ride dual belt conveyors, free vacuums, interior detail kits, and onsite mat washers. Additionally, our innovative, easy-to-use TommyClub app ensures a quick, convenient, and contact-free way for our guests to keep their vehicles clean.”

These locations bring the total number of Tommy’s Express Car Wash facilities in operation to 55, with over 230 future sites currently in development in the United States and abroad.

Additional information, resources, and interviews are available upon request.

About Tommy’s Express

Tommy’s Express is a fast-growing national car wash franchise built around the Totally Tommy site model originally developed by Tommy Car Wash Systems. Franchise locations are closely supported with exclusive training, marketing, and technical assistance and enjoy access to proprietary, franchise-exclusive developments in wash products and technology. 

Tommy’s Express Car Wash Named in Top 10 Car Wash Brands

Tommy’s Express Car Wash was listed as the 7th on the list of the best car wash brands in the “2020 Top 50 List of Conveyor Carwashes” report by Professional Car Washing & Detailing Magazine. This places Tommy’s Express among the most successful operations and business models in the car wash industry after only four years of operation.

Originating with the first Quality Car Wash location in Holland, Michigan, the family of companies behind Tommy’s Express celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2019 and includes world-record-setting corporate locations, car wash site developers, and equipment vendor Tommy Car Wash Systems, and systems provider Guardian Wash Command. 

After its inaugural year in 2016, the Tommy’s Express franchise operated four locations, expanding to seven in 2017. Today, in November 2020, that number has climbed to 55, with 11 more locations slated to open in late 2020 in markets across the United States and recently name to the Franchise Times Top 200 ranking. 

According to company president and Chief Innovations Officer Ryan Essenburg,“2020 was our biggest year by far and there’s no slowing down ahead. But we’re ready and excited for everything that’s ahead.” Essenburg also stated, “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.”

According to Alex Lemmen, Chief Executive Officer of Tommy’s Express, “Right now in 2021 we are exactly where we want to be. We’ve grown our team, added a tremendous amount of warehouse and fulfillment capacity, and focused on developing each and every process that goes into building and supporting this organization. I can’t speak highly enough of this accomplishment or the many people who have contributed their time, talent, and energy to make it happen.

Lemmen also stated while talking about the company, “I’m also very proud of the WHY behind our corporate mission: Enriching Lives, Adding Value, and Serving Communities. While Tommy’s Express exists today in the right place and at the right time to become a national brand, establishing the largest and most advanced chain in the world, we will forever remain rooted in our calling to serve communities and all who interact with our brand in any capacity.”

Tommy’s Express Named to the Franchise Times Top 200+®

HOLLAND, Mich, Oct 21, 2020 – Tommy’s Express Car Wash recently debuted as a top 500 franchise according to the Franchise Times Top 200+® list. Tommy’s Express Car Wash climbed to #479 in 2020 up from #559 in 2019. The Franchise Times Top 200+® is the only ranking by systemwide sales and units of the largest 500 U.S.-based franchise brands. The ranking also analyzes industry sectors based on percentage change in sales growth and reports the 10 fastest-growing franchises by four different measures.

According to a press release from the Franchise Times, the 200 largest U.S.-based franchisors grew their combined annual sales by more than $30 billion or 4.5 percent last year, to $702.9 billion, with most categories seeing across-the-board gains from the previous year.

President and Chief Innovation Officer Ryan Essenburg stated, “It’s an honor to be named to the list of top 200+ franchise opportunities by the Franchise Times.” He also said, “Tommy’s Express Car Wash is my way of sharing my family’s success with others, to help them enrich lives, add value, and serve their local communities. Growth and opportunity keep us striving ahead as we are filling a serious gap in service offering around the world.”

Additional information, resources, and interviews are available upon request.

Tommy’s Express Car Wash Bringing 10 New Locations to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

National car wash brand Tommy’s Express is pleased to announce it will be bringing 10 new locally owned and operated franchise locations to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Tommy’s Express franchise locations have become fan-favorite car care destinations in cities around the United States, thanks to their innovative building designs, customer experience, convenience, and wash quality. The signature 130’ wash tunnels are designed to be striking, with corner towers, a rounded transparent roof, prominent branding, and full-size windows running down the length of the wash tunnel.

Tommy's Express Standard 130' Tunnel

Future Pittsburgh customers should expect short waits even at peak hours, three-minute travel down the car wash tunnel, an excellent product menu, and free floor mat washers and vacuum stations located on-site. TOMMYCLUB unlimited wash memberships will be available for purchase via the Tommy’s Express app, allowing member vehicles to be admitted to the wash automatically via a proprietary license plate reader system.

According to Tommy’s Express company President and Chief Innovation Officer Ryan Essenburg, “Tommy’s Express represents the best the car wash industry has to offer, from our commitment to customer experience to the custom, proprietary equipment we pioneered to give you the finest car wash result possible. We work hard to give our guests an unforgettable car wash experience, and because of that, we seek out only the best properties to showcase our ground-breaking building designs. If you’re ready to see what the best car wash in the world looks and feels like, Tommy’s Express is for you!”

Additional information, resources, and interviews are available upon request.

Bob Flavin | Marketing Manager | 616-795-9926

Tommy’s Express Car Wash Opens Four Sites in July 2020

Tommy’s Express Car Wash is pleased to announce the opening of four new franchise locations in the month of July 2020. Located in Wausau, WI; Rochester, MN; Benton, AR; and Mason City, IA, these independently owned and operated locations will maintain the growing brand’s signature commitment to outstanding guest experience and wash quality.

Part of the team at Tommy’s Express in Mason City, IA

Tommy’s Express is a next-gen, high-efficiency national car wash franchise providing faster, safer, and more sophisticated car washing with affordable pricing and membership packages. Each highly recognizable location is equipped with an approximately 130’ dual belt conveyor system, soft cloth brushes, tire shine service, body wax, and a license plate recognition system and mobile app for TommyClub members. Self-service interior cleaning and vacuuming is available on site.

“We are thrilled to bring the outstanding Tommy’s Express experience to the Wausau, Rochester, Benton, and Mason City communities,” said Ryan Essenburg, President and Chief Innovation Officer of Tommy’s Express. “Our new guests will
love Tommy’s world-class wash, smooth-ride dual belt conveyors, free vacuums, interior detail kits, and onsite mat washers. Additionally, our innovative, easy-to-use TommyClub app ensures a quick, convenient, and contact-free way for our guests to keep their vehicles clean.”

These locations bring the total number of Tommy’s Express Car Wash facilities in operation to 48, with over 230 future sites currently in development in the United States and abroad.