Since our first store opened in 1969 to our latest acquisition, our growth story has always centered on people and bringing them the best service and shine in the car wash industry.
The first Mister Car Wash store opened in Houston, Texas
Car Wash Partners was formed to create a leading conveyor car wash company with the goal of creating a national brand
Acquired 3 car washes in Boise, Idaho
Mister Car Wash chain in Houston acquired by Car Wash Partners Inc., adding 11 car washes and 6 lube centers
Ron Peterson became CEO
Added 10 car washes and 1 lube center in Minnesota, Iowa and Houston through acquisition
Acquired 9 washes and 5 lube centers in Minnesota, Texas, Idaho and Washington
Launch of Unlimited Wash Club
HotShine proprietary waterfall wax system introduced
Mister Car Wash is purchased by private equity firm ONCAP
Added 21 new locations, becoming the second largest car wash chain in the United States
Tunnel Improvement Project:
Reinvested in wash process technology and created additional on-line services
Began record-breaking growth phase, acquiring 51 locations in a 12-month period
Closed single largest acquisition to date; adding 13 locations in Houston, Texas
John Lai was appointed CEO
Opened headquarters in downtown Tucson, AZ
Company purchased by Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.
Introduction of HotShine 2.0, Reinvestment into all tunnels with updated products and application processes
Reached 200 stores. Adding 90 stores since 2014 with a CAGR of 29%.