Wash Talk: The Carwash Podcast, created by Professional Carwashing & Detailing magazine, covers industry trends, ideas and strategies that will help make your carwash more profitable. Hear what carwash owners, operators, manufacturers and distributors have to say in our exclusive interviews and audio articles.
Episode 179: WhiteWater Express Car Wash reaches 100 locations
In this episode of Wash Talk: The Carwash Podcast, host Rich DiPaolo welcomes Clayton Clark, co-founder and COO of WhiteWater Express Car Wash. The discussion revolves around WhiteWater's notable achievement of opening its 100th location and covers topics such as WhiteWater's mission to be a top operator in the carwash market and how it has adapted to changing market conditions over the past two years. Other questions explore the chain's expansion in the last 12-24 months, the impacts of market saturation in their current regions, and their interest in building and acquiring in both existing and new markets. The episode concludes by addressing the specific markets that interest WhiteWater and providing information on how potential sellers or investors can connect with the chain.
Episode 178: Stuart Hammerschmidt of Shore Corporation
Hosted by Brian Ankney, today's guest is Stuart Hammerschmidt from Shore Corporation. Dive into the discussion on water reclamation systems for car washes. Stuart breaks down the factors car wash owners should consider, highlighting scenarios where water reclamation makes sense and its environmental impact. Discover the unexpected journey into the solar panel cleaning business! Stuart shares the story of Rain Wash, a product initially designed for car cleaning, but found its niche in enhancing solar panel efficiency. Learn how this innovation could revolutionize solar panel maintenance, including the use of drones! Get an insider's view on building restoration and the fascinating project involving the cleaning of the US Capitol exterior. Stuart reveals the challenges faced and the unique techniques employed to maintain the iconic structure. The discussion takes a deep dive into graphene, the super material of the future! Stuart explains what graphene is, how it's made, and its potential applications in various industries, from electronics to construction. Explore the possibilities and challenges of incorporating graphene into everyday products.
Don't miss out on this engaging and informative conversation about the evolving landscape of car washing, innovative cleaning solutions, and the incredible potential of graphene!
Episode 177: Logan Lawson of Sensor Dynamix
Host Brian Ankney is joined by Logan Lawson, the owner of Sensor Dynamix. Logan shares how his family background in carwashing and his technical education came together to build Sensor Dynamix.
Episode 176: Vets in carwashing with Brian Krusz
Host Rich DiPaolo is joined by Brian Krusz, co-founder and director of growth and development at Sgt. Clean Car Wash. The conversation revolves around military veterans in the carwashing industry. Krusz discusses his personal experience as a Marine, his commitment to hiring and mentoring veterans, his involvement in 23rdveteran.org and much more. The episode also delves into Krusz's impactful trip to Poland and concludes with insights on how carwash owners and operators can best support veterans.
Episode 175: Jim McCarthy of J Squared Systems
Jim McCarthy, the co-founder of J Squared Systems, join PC&D’s Brian Ankney in the Babcox Media studio.
Episode 174: EWC secures $150 million incremental credit facility
Host Rich DiPaolo welcomes John Roush, CEO of Express Wash Concepts (EWC). The discussion focuses on EWC's recent securing of a $150 million incremental credit facility, led by MidCap Financial, and how these funds will be used. They delve into the challenges of obtaining financing in the current economic and industry climate and explore whether there's optimism for the near future. Express Wash Concepts' simultaneous focus on growth and operational excellence is also a key topic, with Roush sharing his perspective on what operational excellence means to his business. This episode also touches on the current state of the carwash market, particularly among leading conveyor carwash chains, providing insights into industry performance. The episode concludes by addressing the difficulties of scaling a conveyor carwash chain in 2023 and the reasons behind these challenges.
A great resource!
Wash Talk is a great resource for carwash owners and operators looking to improve their business! You get both great insights into the state of the industry and actionable tips you can implement today. Meagan is a fantastic host who leads fun and engaging interviews with her guests on the interview episodes. Highly recommend tuning in!