We began acquiring car washes and lube centers in 1997 and today we operate 229 car washes and 34 lube centers in 21 states and our sights are firmly set on becoming the world’s best car wash company.
Looking to Sell?
You’ve worked hard to build your car wash business, develop your people, and establish a good reputation in the community. That’s why when it comes to selling your business, it’s important to find the right buyer; a company that will respect and recognize the intangible assets that often times don’t show up on a financial statement. At Mister Car Wash we look beyond the “physical plant,” placing value on the quality of your customer base, your well trained staff and your growth trajectory, for example.
We also understand the emotional connection owners often have with their business. Getting to the “sell” decision is not always easy. We will take the time to walk you through the process and treat every discussion in a discreet, fair, and straight forward way. We believe that the only good deals are the ones where both sides end up happy and our track record of integrity speaks for itself.
We’re currently looking to grow our business through single and multi-site car washes in our existing markets as well as diversifying into new markets with multi-unit locations. All discussions will be treated in a confidential manner.
Learn more about the acquisition process by contacting
Casey Lindsay at [email protected] or 520-615-4000 ext. 183.
Some of our recent acquisitions include:
We rely on key existing personnel to continue to run the business and help make the transition as seamless as possible for customers and the teams involved.
What to expect.
- Performance-based incentives are available for managers, CSA’s and cashiers to help their incomes grow as the business volume grows through this new relationship.
- Career advancement opportunities are available to all; the majority of our current management team has been promoted from within.
- We promise to communicate with transparency any anticipated changes. In-depth integration meetings ensure an understanding of any and all necessary changes and their timing.
- Mister Car Wash offers a competitive wage scale and a comprehensive benefits package.
We make it easy.
Learn more about the process from team members who have gone through an acquisition.
“I started with Vintage Car Wash in 2003 and was promoted to General Manager of my first location within seven months. The next four years of my career were spent learning to run a car wash from the previous owner.
In 2007, when I learned that the owner was selling the company to Mister Car Wash, I was very nervous. Who was Mister Car Wash? Was my job secure? What about my pay and the promotion that the owner promised me? I had just gotten married and bought a house, my wife worked for the same company and we were financially stable. I wasn’t sure this was good news.
Mister Car Wash promised us that our jobs were not at risk and that the change would be a great experience for all of us. They were right, and it has been amazing. Mister Car Wash opened a new world to me. From the thorough training I learned a better way to manage my employees who are the backbone of my operation. Mister Car Wash also provided me with endless tools to improve my skills. Not only did their product provide the cleanest, shiniest cars I had ever seen, but they also supplied financial information about my site that I wasn’t privy to before. This gave me a sense of ownership and transformed me into a new type of manager. It’s as if the store was mine and I was given the opportunity to make it grow.
I have become a TRUE manager, leader, mentor and all around better person because of the opportunity Mister Car Wash provided to me. Five years later, I was promoted to Area Manager of a new region in Arizona. With Mister, there’s no telling how far you can grow.”
“Working for Octopus Car Wash as a General Manager for over twelve years in a ‘mom and pop’ type operation, I never had to deal with P & L's, financial statements, quarterly reviews and action plans. When Mister Car Wash acquired our location, I was nervous about what the new company, “corporate” would expect and if I could do the job.
The first ninety days were challenging and required lots of hours learning new company policies & culture, building renovations and equipment upgrades. We washed cars during the day and worked on the equipment at night. In the end, my location looked much more beautiful than before and both my customers and employees appreciated the changes.
Mister Car Wash gives management the necessary tools and resources to do a job at the industry’s highest level of standards. I feel very privileged to be a General Manager with Mister Car Wash. It’s the best run operation in the industry.”
“The acquisition was an unnerving experience in the beginning, as I am sure it was for everyone who has been part of one. However, once we met the team and they took the time to show us what Mister is all about and had to offer, it was encouraging and honestly is a rewarding feeling now.
Our chemicals are visibly better, the packages offer more than before, and employees along with customers will attest to the positive growth and change the company provides. I remember in our training classes the hype about the HotShine. Well I’ll tell you what, it really is awesome and is a product we can all stand behind.
Car washing was not something I had dreamed about doing when I was a kid (which I don’t think many of us did), but over the years of working for Cloister, and now Mister, I have found that it is something I am good at and enjoy. Mister has car washing at such a high level as far as growth, service, technology, and of course clean cars.”