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 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