We learned a lot of lessons as we got Super Speed Wash off the ground, and we would have loved to have had someone with experience and knowledge of the car wash business guide us through those early years.
Nashville, TN (PRWEB) September 13, 2012
The management team at Super Speed Wash, a Nashville-based exterior express car wash company with 10 locations throughout Middle Tennessee, has found a unique way to leverage their car wash management experience: business consulting.
By broadening the company’s offerings beyond basic wash and wax services to now include car wash business consulting, the company aims to help other business owners do something the team at Super Speed Wash is passionate about – washing cars, and doing it well. Further, the addition of a new revenue stream will help finance the company’s rapid and continued growth.
“We’ve built 10 special use car wash locations from the ground up in six years,” said Super Speed Wash CEO Ryan Tyrrell, who noted the difficulties and challenges developers and operators face in today’s complex regulatory environment.
“Every exterior express car wash project is different. Each of the car washes we’ve built had a unique set of development challenges — and pitfalls,” he added.
Tyrrell said parties interested in franchise opportunities frequently contact him, but the franchise model doesn’t fit the company’s current growth strategy. “The message I always get from entrepreneurs is that they are big fans of Super Speed Wash and want to run a business like ours, but are daunted by the complexities of everything from zoning and codes requirements to the equipment and technology associated with modern car washes,” he said.
Super Speed Wash is targeting entrepreneurs who are new to the car wash business or are still in the due diligence phase; but Tyrrell notes many of the calls come from owners of existing self-serve washes or full serve facilities that want to convert to the increasingly popular exterior express model.
“A lot of the mechanics and manufacturers are similar across the car wash industry, but there is a lot to learn even for existing owners who want to convert,” Tyrrell said. “We learned a lot of lessons as we got Super Speed Wash off the ground, and we would have loved to have had someone with experience and knowledge of the car wash business guide us through those early years.”
The car wash company’s rapid growth through the recession is a testament to the company’s sound fundamentals. “We’ve developed a unique way of doing business that runs through all aspects of the company’s operations – from site selection, financing, development and daily operations to the our marketing strategies,” said CFO Glenn Hopper.
“We can consult on a wide range of aspects of the business. We can offer everything from a high level business review to a full turn key package that includes everything from site selection to oversight, all the way to launch and operation,” Hopper added.
On the operations side, the company has internally developed and deployed numerous technologies and practices that have kept the company’s margins consistently high through a period of increasing utility and expense-side increases. Super Speed Wash COO Brandon Rauch’s chief focus is improving the company’s operating margins while maintaining wash quality at the consistently high level customers have come to expect.
“We’ve been focused on water and electrical savings measures, which are good for our bottom line, and are also good for the environment,” Rauch said. “If we can help consult others in this direction, we can improve their cash flow while simultaneously helping other car washes to be better corporate citizens.”
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Super Speed Wash
1201 16th Avenue S.
Nashville, TN 37212