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.

Tommy’s Express Car Wash Bringing Seven New Locations to Tulsa, Oklahoma

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

Tommy’s Express franchise locations have become fan-favorite car care destinations in cities around the United States, thanks to their focus on 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 Tulsa 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 leading up to the site’s grand opening, 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. If you’re ready to see what the best car wash in the world looks and feels like, Tommy’s Express is for you!”

Tommy’s Express named Top 20 Hottest Franchises in 2020 by Aspioneer

Tommy’s Express Car Wash and our President and Chief Innovation Officer, Ryan Essenburg,  were recently featured on the cover of June, 2020 issue of Aspioneer Magazine with a great article about the Tommy’s Express Franchise Opportunity. 

“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.” – Ryan Essenburg

An accompanying cover story, “Tommy’s Express Car Wash: Revolutionizing the Car Wash Industry,” features an interview with Tommy’s Express President and Chief Innovation Officer Ryan Essenburg. “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”, says Essenburg. “Growth and opportunity keep us striving ahead as we are filling a serious gap in service offering around the world.”

The full story can be found at https://aspioneer.com/tommys-express-car-wash-revolutionizing-the-car-wash-industry/

Tommy’s Express Car Wash Continues Expansion with Leadership Changes

National car wash brand Tommy’s Express has announced changes to its leadership team, promoting experienced leaders within the company who will continue to drive the company’s expansion across 4 divisions: Tommy Car Wash Systems, Tommy’s Express, and the newly formed Tommy’s Express Operations & Tommy’s Express Real Estate.

Alex Lemmen, formerly the company’s Chief Operating Officer, is now Chief Executive Officer. In addition, current Tommy’s President and co-founder Ryan Essenburg has also been named Chief Innovations Officer (CIO). With the addition of the CIO job role, Essenburg will lead the company’s increased focus on innovation and new products. These changes take effect immediately.

The newly announced Tommy’s Express Operations division reflects the success and rapid expansion of the company’s retail business. “We realize there is even more opportunity for us to grow even faster as our model continues to prove successful in many markets around the country,” said Essenburg. “To best manage that growth, we’ve added a real estate company that funds and develops sites, as well as an operating company that operates Tommy’s Express Car Wash locations.”

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 for TommyClub members. Self-service interior vacuums, mat washers, and interior detail kits are available at all locations.

The Holland, MI-based company currently has 45 car wash locations, with over 230 future sites currently in development in the United States and abroad.

Tommy’s Express Car Wash Franchise Opens Four New Locations in May

Tommy’s Express Car Wash is pleased to announce the grand opening of four new franchise locations in the month of May, 2020. These new sites are located in:

  • Leander, TX
  • Lincoln, NE
  • Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Largo, FL

“We are thrilled to bring the outstanding Tommy’s Express experience to the Leander, Lincoln, Cedar Rapids, and Largo communities,” said Ryan Essenburg, President 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.”

With these new locations, there are now 39 Tommy’s Express Car Washes in operation nationwide, with over 230 future sites currently in development in the United States and abroad. All Tommy’s Express car washes are locally owned, operated, and committed to providing outstanding guest experience and wash quality.

Tommy’s Express Enters 2020 as Top Car Wash Brand

The following is a January 17 2020 press release published by Tommy Car Wash System’s sister company and national car wash franchise Tommy’s Express Car Wash.

In late 2019 Tommy’s Express Car Wash was listed as the 15th best car wash brand in the “2019 Top 50 List of Conveyor Carwashes” report by Professional Carwashing & Detailing Magazine. This places Tommy’s Express high among the most successful operations and business models in the car wash industry after only three years of operation.

While the franchise may still be in its early days, the foundation supporting it has been long in the making. Originating with the first Quality Car Wash location in Holland, Michigan, the family of companies behind Tommy’s Express celebrated their 50 year anniversary in 2019 and includes world-record setting corporate locations, car wash site developer 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 January of 2020, that number has climbed to 29, with over 70 additional sites slated to open this year in markets across the United States.

According to company President Ryan Essenburg:

“2019 was our biggest year by far and there’s no slowing down ahead. But we’re ready and excited for everything that’s ahead.

With Tommy’s Express we set out to build and bring together, in-house, all the elements that a national car wash organization in 2020 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 Operating Officer of Tommy’s Express:

“Right now in 2020 we are exactly where we want to be. We’ve redoubled 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.

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 in 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.”

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Tommy’s Express Expanding Nationally!

From January 1st 2019 through September 30, 2019 Tommy Car Wash Systems’ sister company Tommy’s Express Car Wash awarded 10 new franchise partners, resulting in 46 additional new express car wash sites now entering the early stages of development. These sites are located in Colorado, Iowa, Virginia, Wisconsin, California, Tennessee, Texas, Minnesota, Illinois, and Kansas and highlight the company’s commitment to replicating an upscale car wash solution in every market across the country, establishing a powerful national brand that guests love.

Tommy’s Express has 20 locations in operation in 13 states as of this writing, with an additional 10 sites expected open by the end of the year, bringing the chain’s presence to 17 states total by 2020. The organization has over 230 sites under contract for future development, including international locations.

According to company President Ryan Essenburg, “We are fired up by these new partnerships and our company’s explosive growth in 2019! Each new relationship and each new wash is an opportunity for all of us to serve, and we don’t take this for granted as we look forward to great things coming in 2020.”

Each Tommy’s Express Car Wash features the Totally Tommy building design and equipment package developed by Tommy Car Wash Systems along with franchise-exclusive benefits including the Easy-Chem detergent management system, corporate training and technical assistance, and professional marketing support.

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