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.
After a rigorous development and testing cycle, the brand new Tommy Reverse Osmosis system is hitting select car wash facilities and proving itself a sterling option for high production express car washes.
Like other RO systems the unit uses a powerful filtration system to produce purified water for use in spot free rinse service. However, unlike other systems the Tommy RO was developed to include amenities specific to car wash operation.
A suite of monitors providing advanced warning ahead of required maintenance or system faults
Proprietary solenoid system for strict 1 to 1 production of RO and Reject water
Automatic back-flow system to purge membranes, extending membrane lifespan to greatly reduce system operating costs
The system may be equipped with an onboard controller or integrated into the Tommy Controller for centralized command and control in a Totally Tommy tunnel. For more information please visit the Tommy Car Wash Systems webstore or contact a sales representative.
In 1969 Julius “Sonny” and Jacob “Jun” Essenburg opened the very first Quality Car Wash location here in Holland, MI. It wasn’t much to look at, compared to where we are today. But the brothers committed to the opportunity, devoting time, energy, and creativity to the process of washing cars and making improvements as they went.
Much like the car wash market in the United States, car washing technology and practice on the international stage is in flux, with a wide variety of systems and approaches competing. We asked the team at Švaros Broliai, the leading car wash provider in Lithuania, about their experiences with Tommy Car Wash Systems’ equipment and the difference it’s made for them.
“In my 50 years, this is the most exciting time to be in this business.”
These were the words of our own Tom Essenburg as he was
inducted into the car wash hall of fame at The Car Wash Show 2019 only days ago,
in recognition of his long service and influential career in the car wash
To accommodate dramatically increasing production—largely a result
of the success and growth of the Tommy’s Express Car Wash Franchise—Tommy Car
Wash Systems recently expanded their existing facilities to include a large
warehousing facility a short distance away the company’s existing assembly and
Ryan Essenburg, President of Tommy Car Wash Systems and the Tommy’s Express franchise, will take you on a walk-through our our newest corporate location. Tommy’s Express Jenison is a full-size Totally Tommy Express-style car wash with franchise exclusive equipment as well as several brand-new innovations and equipment examples you’ll be seeing more of soon!