Tommy’s Express Set to Bring Eight New Locations to the Greater Washington DC Area.

Tommy’s Express Set to Bring Eight New Locations to the Greater Washington DC Area.

HOLLAND Mich. January 28, 2021- National car wash brand Tommy’s Express is pleased to announce it will be bringing eight new locally owned and operated locations to the greater Washington DC area.

Michael Cianelli, Navy veteran and co-owner, explains, “We couldn’t be more excited to be a part of these growing and vibrant communities near our nation’s capital. We are dedicated to providing sustainable jobs to team members and reinvesting in the communities we serve. We love the Tommy’s system because of the outstanding customer experience it provides and its soft impact on the environment thanks to its use of recycled water and energy-efficient buildings.”

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.

Future Tommy’s customers throughout the greater Washington D.C. area 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 on-site. TOMMYCLUB wash memberships will be available for purchase via the Tommy’s Express app, allowing member vehicles to be automatically admitted to the wash 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 guest 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.

About Tommy’s Express

Tommy’s Express is a fast-growing national car wash franchise built around the Totally Tommy site model initially 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 Named as #1 in Category in Entrepreneur Magazine Franchise 500®

HOLLAND, Mich, January 19, 2021 – Tommy’s Express Car Wash was recently debuted and was ranked #1 in the car-wash services category in the Entrepreneur Magazine Franchise 500® 2021. The Franchise 500® is one of the most comprehensive, well respected, and widely referenced guide to franchises.

According to the Franchise 500® website, the “Five Pillars of the Franchise 500” that help rank franchise locations are cost & fees, support, size & growth, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. To be eligible to rank, a franchisor must be seeking new franchisees in the U.S. or Canada and must have had a minimum of 10 units open and operating as of July 31, 2020, with at least one franchise located in North America. Each eligible franchisor was scored based on more than 150 data points, and those with the highest cumulative scores became the Franchise 500

Chief Executive Officer Alex Lemmen stated, “It’s an honor to a part of the Franchise 500® list and to be ranked #1 in the car wash services category.” He also said, “Tommy’s Express Car Wash is our company’s way of sharing 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.”

Over its 42 years in existence, the Franchise 500® has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees. Tommy’s Express Car Wash’s position on the ranking is a testament to its strength as a franchise opportunity.

Tommy Car Wash Systems Makes Acquisition and Investment in Expansion of Detergent Production Infrastructure

HOLLAND, Mich Jan. 4, 2021 – Tommy Car Wash Systems is excited to share that they have scaled up detergent operations by the acquisition of blending assets and resources to expand their state-of-the-art blending and bottling division in Holland, MI.

Tommy Car Wash Systems new proprietary formulas have been developed by a collaboration involving expert car wash operators and industry-leading chemists to produce clean, shiny, dry vehicles at the highest possible speeds.

Tommy Car Wash Systems works with a small group of signature product producers to formulate and round out the Tommy Signature Detergent lineup. Many of the new formulations are concentrated to the maximum amount possible to reduce logistics expenses and the carbon footprint associated with shipping. The strategic growth of Tommy Car Wash Systems in-house blending department will provide the opportunity for car wash operators to experience significant savings in their operational costs while also providing improved results for their wash guests.

“Scaling up our detergents blending while streamlining the process, packaging, and logistics to save our franchisees and other car wash operators money has become a major focus for us,” says Ryan Essenburg, President and Chief Innovation Officer at Tommy Car Wash Systems. Mr. Essenburg adds, “We are pioneering environmentally safer, easier, and smarter detergent management solutions while lowering manufacturing and distribution costs, which gives us a competitive advantage in the industry.

About Tommy Car Wash Systems

Built on a legacy of cutting-edge design and operations, Tommy Car Wash Systems leads the way in car wash equipment, facilities, and operations. Our products will support you every step of the way, from the smallest fitting to a comprehensive franchise solution.

Tommy’s Express Car Wash Donates 100,000 Surface Cleaner Wipes

HOLLAND, Mich, Dec 23, 2020 – Throughout November and December, Tommy’s Express Car Wash donated 100,000 surface cleaner wipes at local franchise locations to help educate the community on the importance of preventing the spread of disease by wiping your steering wheel, door handles, and shifter every time you enter or exit your vehicle.

 Dr. Oz of The Dr. Oz Show reports that the top germ hot spots are your floor mats, the driver’s area, including steering wheel and door handles. Along with the surface cleaner wipes, Tommy’s Express Car Wash also offers free automatic mat washers at participating locations to help curb the spread of COVID-19 and other disease-causing germs. 

President and chief innovation officer at Tommy’s Express Ryan Essenburg stated, “As the COVID-19 numbers were growing, we wanted to find a way to help flatten the curve and educate the community on top spots in your car that germs like to live.” He also states, “These surface cleaner wipes help clean many different types of bacteria off of your cars and will help keep our guests healthy this holiday season.”

The Surface Cleaners were given out at the over 50 Tommy’s Express franchise locations nationwide.

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 initially 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 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.