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“It’s not just a job….”

“It’s not just a job….”

Back in the 1970’s, the US Navy released a series of recruiting ads on television touting the benefits of joining their ranks. The ads usually started by showing a Navy vessel in some exotic port of call or out at sea, showing some of the more glamorous […]

Safely Installing Safety

How many times have you had someone proudly declare, “We have a safety culture here?” You tour a plant or a facility and you see everyone wearing safety glasses, safety shoes, or gloves. You look over and see the sign that shows 473 days without a lost time accident. They have yellow lines on the […]

In Your Sites

If CarWash College and SONNY’S Business Development office had an FAQ section, it would start and end with, “Where can I find good car wash sites?”

We recently had a discussion whether site selection is more science or art. Personally, I think it’s both, but I believe that common sense is too often left out of […]

To the victors go the spoils!

Has it really been seven months since Dabo Swinney and Clemson defeated Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31? It’s kind of hard to believe over 210 + days have passed since Deshaun Watson hit Hunter Renfroe in the corner of the end zone to take the lead away from ‘Bama with one scant […]

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger…

Have you ever heard the expression, “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger?”

I hadn’t heard it for a while, but the other day a co-worker said it to me as he recounted to me the horror story that was his day. He had been on a job site for over eight hours for what was […]

Making Hay While the Sun Is Shining

We’ve all heard the expression, “making hay while the sun is shining” or some variation of it. Nowhere is this expression more apt then in our industry.

When the sun is shining, we’re all washing cars and making money. When it’s not, we’re not. At least we weren’t. Selling monthly club washes has changed the game, […]

What a Long, Strange Trip It Has Been….

As you may or may not have heard, CarWash College has expanded and now hosts classes on the West Coast. We’re very happy about it and can now reach people for training that could never travel to Florida for it.
I just returned from my first trip out to California to teach. While I have been […]

Springing Forward

So, Spring has sprung and you’ve made it through another winter wash season! Congratulations! Did you make it through with no mechanical issues? If so, great job! You are to be commended. If not, what went wrong and why?

The cycle can be vicious. We promise ourselves coming out of the winter busy season every year […]

Maintaining the Standard

In the CWC Maintenance Class, we show slides of washes that are, shall we say, less than clean.

The reason for this is not to embarrass the owners of these facilities (the facilities shown are not identified), but to show new entrants to the industry how NOT to care for their own.

One of the slides shown […]

The January Effect

Back in another life, I sold stocks for a living. I didn’t do it for very long as I really didn’t care for it much. However, I did learn some interesting things while studying for exams and in the short time I was a broker.

One thing I learned was that being […]