CarWash College Tip of the Month

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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 […]

Maintaining the Standard2019-04-10T15:57:29+00:00

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 […]

The January Effect2019-04-10T15:57:29+00:00

Throwing the Baby out with the Reclaim Water…

About a year or so ago, I wrote a tip about growing pains and how my grandson, Madden, was dealing with them at the time. Back then, Madden was about only 8 months old. He just recently passed the 20 month mark, so there have been quite a few pains and quite a […]

Throwing the Baby out with the Reclaim Water…2019-04-10T15:57:29+00:00

Throwing the Baby out with the Reclaim Water…

About a year or so ago, I wrote a tip about growing pains and how my grandson, Madden, was dealing with them at the time. Back then, Madden was about only 8 months old. He just recently passed the 20 month mark, so there have been quite a few pains and quite a […]

Throwing the Baby out with the Reclaim Water…2019-04-10T15:57:29+00:00

In the Grand Scheme of Things

In the grand scheme of things, there are two unsung heroes of the tunnel car wash. If they were on a football team, they’d be the offensive linemen. The guys you only hear about when they make a mistake. If they played baseball, they’d be the right fielder on a team playing vs all right […]

In the Grand Scheme of Things2016-06-30T22:40:43+00:00

“Get Busy Living, or Get Busy Dying”

Have you ever seen the movie Shaw Shank Redemption? In one scene, two inmates are talking about one’s plans to live out his life in Mexico running a hotel and taking his guests out deep sea fishing. When the other reminds him that Mexico is far away and that he is currently locked up in […]

“Get Busy Living, or Get Busy Dying”2016-05-28T23:31:18+00:00

Working Order?

Things don’t always work in the order you want them to.

In an article a few months back, I spoke about my grandson, Madden, and how he was doing with his growing pains. By the time you read this, Madden will have turned 1 and most probably be not just walking but running, I’m sure!

Also, by […]

Working Order?2019-04-10T15:57:30+00:00

How Many Smoots in a Mile?

Working in Sonny’s Business Development department, I spend a lot of time on Google Earth looking at potential car wash sites for customers. The tools available for researching sites remotely are unbelievable! Not only can we pull traffic counts from right in front of most locations, but we can also find out how […]

How Many Smoots in a Mile?2019-04-10T15:57:30+00:00

The Great Exaggeration…

Every day you turn on the news and hear how bad it is out there in the real world.

Unemployment’s up, wages are stagnant, or down, we’re heading toward double digit inflation, gas prices are rising again, etc.. It’s a wonder the economy can get itself out of bed in the morning. To hear the “experts” […]

The Great Exaggeration…2019-04-10T15:57:30+00:00

Party’s Over – Now Get To Work!

Whew! That was fun! The ICA show, I mean. And by “fun” I mean, man, I’m glad that’s over for another year.

Don’t get me wrong, I love going to Vegas, seeing old friends and making new ones, but after sitting at a desk all year long, standing on concrete for hours on end […]

Party’s Over – Now Get To Work!2019-04-10T15:57:30+00:00