Super Wash Franchise

Last Updated on August 3, 2012 by DeanR

Super Wash Franchise Information

Super Wash is a franchise for a business providing coin-operated and self-serve automatic car washes.

It was founded in 1982 and started franchising in 2001. It was founded by Bob and Mary Black. Bob was a teacher while his wife, Mary, was a radiology secretary. It was first an idea that they came up with to supplement their income whenever it was summer break. Bob had doubts about the idea at first but after he saw how many quarters a friend earns from a similar business, he agreed to venture the business.

The business was not attractive to most financial institutions. It took them 13 tries before they got approved for a loan. Bob’s father helped them constructing their first car wash and despite that it was winter in Illinois, the business was a success. The first car wash was named Town’s Edge Car Wash. It was six year after before they changed their name to Super Wash. They now have over 155 locations in the United States.

What makes Super Wash different from other automatic car washers?

They say that they have integrity that goes with hard work, dedication, and honesty. Their mission is to wake up every morning using all the talent that God has given them to make a positive impact on other’s lives.

Their philosophy is to be able to greet their every customer with a happy heart and make a positive difference in their every day. They also say that they treat their customers as how they want others to treat their own mom or dad. Their goals includes building quality Super Wash facilities, for every Super Wash facility to “become all it is supposed to be” without taking advantage of others, and that they want to make  sure that despite the number of facilities they have, they will all be successful.

Cost and requirements on running a Super Wash franchise

You need to have a net worth of $500,000 and a total liquid asset of at least 100,000. Expect to be investing about $468,000 to $1,001,000. The cost of Super Wash franchise fee is $9,000 with an on-going royalty fee that varies. This is for a renewable 10 year term agreement. You will need about three to four employees to run one location. They allow multi-unit ownership and absentee ownership.

What is included in the franchise package?

There will be training at the headquarters and on-going training at the franchisees location. You will be given access to their Real Estate department who will help you in site selection and approval, market evaluation, site plans, land contracts, architectural blue prints, topographical surveys, state and local governmental approvals, permitting, and total project cost estimates. You will be receiving newsletters and a toll free phone number. You will be provided assistance at the grand opening. Expect to be attending meetings and receiving occasional field evaluations to check on your progress. For marketing support, you will be provided a media kit with radio commercials, newspaper ads, and other marketing programs.

Super Wash Contact Details

You may reach them at:

Address: 707 W. Lincolnway Morrison, IL 61270

Phone: (815) 772-2111


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