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.

  1. 1969

    The first Mister Car Wash store opened in Houston, Texas

  2. 1996

    Car Wash Partners was formed to create a leading conveyor car wash company with the goal of creating a national brand

  3. 1997

    Acquired 3 car washes in Boise, Idaho

  4. 1998

    Mister Car Wash chain in Houston acquired by Car Wash Partners Inc., adding 11 car washes and 6 lube centers

  5. 1999

    Ron Peterson became CEO

    Added 10 car washes and 1 lube center in Minnesota, Iowa and Houston through acquisition

  6. 2000

    Acquired 9 washes and 5 lube centers in Minnesota, Texas, Idaho and Washington

  7. 2003

    Launch of Unlimited Wash Club

  8. 2004

    HotShine proprietary waterfall wax system introduced

  9. 2007

    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

  10. 2010

    Tunnel Improvement Project:

    Reinvested in wash process technology and created additional on-line services

  11. 2012

    Began record-breaking growth phase, acquiring 51 locations in a 12-month period

  12. 2013

    Closed single largest acquisition to date; adding 13 locations in Houston, Texas

    John Lai was appointed CEO

  13. 2014

    Opened headquarters in downtown Tucson, AZ

    Company purchased by Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.

  14. 2016

    Introduction of HotShine 2.0, Reinvestment into all tunnels with updated products and application processes

  15. 2016

    Reached 200 stores. Adding 90 stores since 2014 with a CAGR of 29%.