Tommy’s Express Car Wash Opens Four Sites in Q1 2021

Tommy’s Express Car Wash Opens Four Sites in Q1 2021

Tommy’s Express Car Wash is pleased to announce the opening of three new franchise locations in quarter one of 2021. Located in Mounds View, MN; Duluth, MN; Tulsa, OK; and Waterloo, IA, 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 the Mounds View, Duluth, and Waterloo 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 61, with over 230 future sites currently in development in the United States and abroad.

Tommy’s Express Announces Sponsorship of Historic NASCAR Racer, Bill Lester

Tommy’s Express partners with historic racer, Bill Lester, as he returns to the race track in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Atlanta Motor Speedway

HOLLAND Mich., March 15, 2021 – National car wash brand, Tommy’s Express is pleased to announce that it will be entering into the world of NASCAR and motorsports for the first time by partnering up with historic NASCAR driver, Bill Lester in the upcoming NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Fr8 Auctions 200 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 20, 2021.

Bill Lester has been a huge player in NASCAR’s story as the 4th African American driver to ever compete in the top level of the sport and one of only seven to date. Wanting to come back to the track, Lester’s team reached out and keeping true to their slogan, “not just a car wash” Tommy’s Express jumped on the opportunity to make it happen.

“It’s amazing to realize that I will soon be back to racing behind the wheel of a NASCAR Truck,” said Lester. “It’s been more than a few years since my last race in the series, but to have a strong partner like Tommy’s Express joining me is quite a feather in my cap. I look forward to competing at Atlanta Motor Speedway on the 20th and hope to make all the folks from Tommy’s Express proud.”

Bill Lester
Pictured: Bill Lester

Now, Tommy’s Express iconic oval branding will be a part of the David Gilliand Racing Team (DGR) and on the #17 DGR Camping World/Ford Dealers/Tommy’s Express Ford F-150. Together, Tommy’s Express and Bill Lester are sure to make a winning combination.

“We’re thrilled to join exceptional brands with the Atlanta Area Ford Dealers and Camping World as sponsors of Bill Lester’s #17 Ford F-150 for this upcoming race. It’s a great partnership and an exceptional opportunity to support an amazing driver like Lester, who is an integral part of NASCAR history. We’re proud to be a part of his return after 14 years and are eager to be a part of his success.” said Tommy’s Express President Ryan Essenburg.

To get more information or if you would like to schedule an interview with a member of Tommy’s Express team, please contact: Bob Flavin, Tommy’s Express Marketing Manager, at bobf@tommycarwash.com or (616)795-9926.

Read the release from NASCAR

About Tommy’s Express

Tommy’s Express locations have become a fan-favorite car care destination in cities around the United States. Built around the Totally Tommy site model initially developed by Tommy Car Wash System, Tommy’s Express has set a new standard for modern and professional car washing since 2016 thanks to their innovative building designs, customer experience, convenience and wash quality.

Learn more about Tommy’s Express: https://tommys-express.com/

Learn more about Tommy’s Car Wash Systems: https://tommycarwash.com/

About Bill Lester

Bill Lester is living history, being one of only seven African Americans who have raced in the NASCAR Cup series. Formally trained as an electrical engineer and computer scientist, Bill spent 15 years working for Hewlett-Packard Company, but left the high-tech industry to follow his childhood dream of becoming a professional race car driver. By believing in himself and taking the necessary risks, Bill became an auto racing pioneer at the age of 40 and his professional career lasted over a decade at the top levels in the sport. Bill’s unique story outlines a road less traveled and is an inspiration to all who hear it. He enjoys sharing his proven practices for success with the goal of motivating others to live their best life.

To learn more visit: http://www.billlesterracing.com/ or https://billlester.com/

Tommy’s Express Car Wash Set to Bring Three New Locations to Cape Coral & Punta Gorda, Florida

Tommy’s Express Car Wash Set to Bring Three New Locations to Cape Coral & Punta Gorda, Florida

HOLLAND Mich. March 1, 2021- National car wash brand Tommy’s Express is pleased to announce it will be bringing three locations to Cape Coral and Punta Gorda, Florida.  This expansion will bring the western coast of Florida to 18 total sites with 9 of those sites already operational.

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-height windows running down the length of the wash tunnel.  

Future Tommy’s customers throughout the Cape Coral and Punta Gorda 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. Tommy’s Express Unlimited Club Members can wash at any Tommy’s Express location in West Florida or nationwide for one low monthly price.  

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. 

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.