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Mister Car Wash Announces Acquisition of Prime Shine Car Wash

TUCSON, Ariz. – Mister Car Wash announced the successful acquisition of Prime Shine Car Wash on December 7, 2018, a chain of 19 express stores based in Modesto, California. “The Prime Shine organization is a gold standard in the industry and we couldn’t be more pleased to welcome them into the Mister family,” said Casey Lindsay, Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions for Mister Car Wash.

“We are honored to be entrusted with one of the industry’s best businesses,” said John Lai, President and CEO of Mister Car Wash. “The Porges family has built a business that is grounded in service and giving back and is a pillar within the Central Valley community.”

Prime Shine Car Wash owners Norm and Evan Porges, are confident of the business’ continued success under the Mister brand. “Finding the right company to continue our legacy was important to us,” said Norm Porges, Founder/Chairman of Prime Shine. “We spent considerable time vetting potential buyers for one that would match our people first culture and passion for washing cars. Mister Car Wash is that perfect fit.”

“We know that our employees, customers and community will be in good hands with Mister Car Wash,” added Evan Porges, President/CEO of Prime Shine. “We’ve seen their track record of integrating businesses and knew they would be the people to continue the Prime Shine legacy.”

Customers of Prime Shine can expect the business to continue to operate as normal following the purchase. Throughout the next year, Mister Car Wash will be working closely with the Prime Shine team to rebrand the stores and optimize service and product offerings.

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About Mister Car Wash

Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, Mister Car Wash operates 286 car washes and 33 oil change express locations in 21 states. The Mister Car Wash brand is anchored in quality, friendliness and our commitment to creating memorable customer experiences. People are what make us successful and allow us to achieve high operational standards with unparalleled customer service. Through our commitment to excellence, we continue to recruit and retain top talent, develop best-in-class training programs and invest in employee benefits that cultivate a positive company culture. The Mister Car Wash experience is about inspiring potential and giving both our employees and customers the motivation to be their best. To learn more, please visit us in our stores or online at

About Prime Shine Car WashPrime Shine Car Wash opened its first location in Modesto, California in April of 1991. Started with the goal of
changing the way Californians think about washing their cars, Prime Shine has grown to 19 locations with numbers
20 and 21 in development. With the goal of providing the highest quality experience for both its employees and its
customers, Prime Shine has become one of the country’s most respected car wash companies.