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.

1969

January 1, 2016
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The first Mister Car Wash store opened in Houston, Texas

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1996

March 4, 2016
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Car Wash Partners was formed to create a leading conveyor car wash company with the goal of creating a national brand

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1997

March 4, 2016
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Acquired 3 car washes in Boise, Idaho

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1998

March 4, 2016
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Mister Car Wash chain in Houston acquired by Car Wash Partners Inc., adding 11 car washes and 6 lube centers

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1999

March 4, 2016
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Ron Peterson became CEO

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

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2000

March 4, 2016
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Acquired 9 washes and 5 lube centers in Minnesota, Texas, Idaho and Washington

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2003

March 4, 2016
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Launch of Unlimited Wash Club

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2004

March 4, 2016
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HotShine proprietary waterfall wax system introduced

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2007

March 4, 2016
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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

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2010

March 4, 2016
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Tunnel Improvement Project:

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

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2012

March 14, 2016
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Began record-breaking growth phase, acquiring 51 locations in a 12-month period

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2013

March 14, 2016
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Closed single largest acquisition to date; adding 13 locations in Houston, Texas

John Lai was appointed CEO

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2014

March 14, 2016
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Opened headquarters in downtown Tucson, AZ

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

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2016

April 3, 2016
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Introduction of HotShine 2.0, Reinvestment into all tunnels with updated products and application processes

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2016

April 20, 2017
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Reached 200 stores.  Adding 90 stores since 2014 with a CAGR of 29%.

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