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Express Wash Concepts

History & Timeline

The Year it all Began

2008

A Challenger Emerges

Moo Moo Express Car Wash Opens its First Location in Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Flying into Dayton

2015

New Brand, New Location

Flying Ace Express Car Wash Opens its First Location in Washington Township, Ohio
Wildcat Capital Management Investment

2018

Express Wash Concepts is Formed

Wildcat Capital Management Provides Strategic Investment; Express Wash Concepts is Formed
Another New Brand, Another New Location

2020

New Openings, Acquisitions and Awards

• Clean Express Auto Wash Opens its First
Location in Cleveland, Ohio
• EWC Acquires Toledo-based Meyers Auto Wash
• Express Wash Concepts CEO John Roush Earns Columbus Business First’s C-Suite: Most Admired Executive Award
The Year of Acquisitions

2021

Green Clean, Snazzys, Bee Clean

• EWC Acquires Virginia-based Green Clean Express Auto Wash; Indiana and Ohio-based Snazzy’s Car Wash and Zanesville, Ohio-based Bee Clean Express Auto Wash
• Clean Express Auto Wash Expands into Pittsburgh, PA
Distinctions and Top Rankings

2022

Cleveland's Top Workplace

• EWC/Club: Wildcat Car Wash Platform Earns #4 Spot on Top 50 Conveyor Chain List
• Express Wash Concepts Ranks #70 on the Inc. 5000 Regionals Midwest List
• Clean Express Auto Wash earns title of Cleveland Top Workplace
The Future is Clean and Bright

2023

Continued Responsible Expansion

• Express Wash Concepts Opens 80th Location; Continues Responsible Expansion
• Express Wash Concepts Named PC&D Magazine “Champions of Charity” Honoree

Express Wash Concepts

Leadership

Chief Executive Officer, Express Wash Concepts

John Roush

John Roush is an Ohio-based car wash operator and commercial retail development executive with more than 25 years of experience in retail, commercial and residential projects. Throughout his career, Roush has developed, site-selected and built more than 85 express tunnel car washes.

John Roush is an Ohio-based car wash operator and commercial retail development executive with more than 25 years of experience in retail, commercial and residential projects. Throughout his career, Roush has developed, site-selected and built more than 85 express tunnel car washes.

As Founder of Moo Moo Express Car Wash, Roush was responsible for the research, planning, branding and development of the award-winning car wash chain. Under his leadership, Moo Moo has grown to 26+ Central Ohio locations since 2008. Roush is also the Co-founder of Flying Ace Express Car Wash and Clean Express Auto Wash.

Roush currently serves as the CEO of Express Wash Concepts, the parent company of Moo Moo Express, Flying Ace Express, Clean Express Auto Wash, Green Clean Express Auto Wash and Bee Clean Express Car Wash. Under his leadership, the company now operates more than 80 express car washes across Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Virginia and North Carolina.

Roush attended Ohio State University and was recently named a 2020 Columbus Business First C-Suite Award honoree, is a 2019 Columbus Chamber Small Business Leader Award Finalist and former International Carwash Association Board Member.

Chief Development Officer, Express Wash Concepts

Craig Van Bremen

Craig Van Bremen is a Virginia-based executive with 20 years of experience leading high-performing teams, developing data driven strategies, and achieving impressive outcomes across diverse industries including real estate development, intelligence and defense, and commercial banking.

Craig Van Bremen is a Virginia-based executive with 20 years of experience leading high-performing teams, developing data driven strategies, and achieving impressive outcomes across diverse industries including real estate development, intelligence and defense, and commercial banking.

As Partner and Chief Development Officer, Van Bremen is responsible for EWC’s multi-brand development strategy, site selection, real estate development/construction, and data transformation/analysis. Under his leadership, EWC has responsibly managed its high-growth development of more than 40 locations across its footprint.

Van Bremen earned his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation from Ohio University. He is a U.S. Air Force Veteran having served in both Operation Enduring and Iraqi Freedom.

Chief Financial Officer, Express Wash Concepts

Ron Allender

Ron Allender is a seasoned financial executive with more than 25 years of experience assisting mainstream consumer brands navigate through periods of high growth including American Freight Furniture, Ascena Retail, DSW and The Limited.

Ron Allender is a seasoned financial executive with more than 25 years of experience assisting mainstream consumer brands navigate through periods of high growth including American Freight Furniture, Ascena Retail, DSW and The Limited.

As Chief Financial Officer, Allender is responsible for managing EWC’s financial activities to include reporting, forecasting and growth predictions. Prior to joining EWC, Allender was an essential part in growing American Freight Furniture’s business from 125 stores to over 350.

Allender earned his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from John Carroll University.

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Amber Favuzzi

Amber Favuzzi is a strategic human resources professional with more than 20 years of multi-industry experience leading HR business partner and talent acquisition teams for companies including Harry & David and Acloche Staffing.

Currently, Favuzzi is responsible for leading change management initiatives, developing leaders and aligning HR strategies with overall business objectives for more than 975 EWC team members in the field and Home Office.

Favuzzi earned a master’s degree in Labor and Employment Law from Tulane University Law School and holds an MBA in Leadership from Franklin University.

Vice President, Operations

Pamela Casto

Pamela Casto brings more than 13 years of strategic leadership, analytics and innovation experience from Cheryl’s Cookies. Throughout her leadership tenure in both retail and business-to-business (B2B) divisions, Casto successfully developed, implemented and refined operational, sales and payroll initiatives leading to a measurable increase in revenue, and overall customer service and satisfaction.

Casto joins EWC following 13 years at Cheryl’s Cookies, a subsidiary of 1-800-Flowers.com, where she excelled as the retail division’s Director of Operations for more than a decade before transitioning to serve as the Operations Director in the custom and logo division.

Casto earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration operations management from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.

Vice President, Engineering

David Williams

David Williams brings decades of industrial maintenance experience to the organization. After serving eight years in the US Navy as a Submarine Warfare Officer responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of nuclear reactors, David worked at Bauer Inc. designing, building, and installing test equipment around the globe for the aviation industry.

David’s primary focus is to serve the Operations team providing every site with a high quality reliable wash experience. He is very proud of the Service, Warehouse, and Facility team that diligently supports the organization and is always making improvements to set new industry standards.

Williams earned his bachelor of science degree in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University.

Senior Director of Marketing

Jeff German

Jeff German is a seasoned Sales and Marketing executive with more than 20 years of experience serving as Marketing and Business Development Director in live event production, media and audio visual; including over 5 years as an Executive Producer for live events.

Prior to his executive roles in live event production, Jeff was the VP of Sales and Marketing for a regional moving and storage agency for Atlas Van Lines.

As Senior Director of Marketing, Jeff is responsible for managing EWC’s marketing effort across all five brands.

Technical Director

Slade Hankinson

Slade spent 9 years of his youth drying, vacuuming and prepping cars on the weekends and summer breaks. Twenty -Six years of his adult life has been spent managing, owning, installing and servicing car washes of all types.

As Technical Director, Slade helps the service team at critical times or on special projects and installs and helps the EWC team with technical support.

Slade earned a BA and BSBA from Ohio Northern University.

Human Resources Director

Sharon Lewis

Sharon Lewis is an experienced HR Director with more than 20 years year of multi-industry experience in both operations and Human Resources. Sharon's success in her field is attributed to her ability to build strong relationships with employees at all levels of an organization. Her excellent communication skills, coupled with her experience and knowledge, enable her to provide sound advice and guidance on HR matters. Sharon is also a natural problem-solver and is skilled at identifying issues and implementing effective solutions.

As the Human Resource Director, Sharon oversees HR functions, including employee relations, leave of absences, workman compensation, safety and training. Sharon brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role.

Sharon earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Mount Vernon Nazarene and is SHRM-SCP certified.

Digital Director

Chris Stets

Christopher Stets is a passionate marketing & creative professional with more than 25 years of experience assisting consumer brands develop aggressive strategies for reaching and engaging the consumer. Brands served include BMW, American Eagle, Harley Davidson, Target, and others.

As Director of Digital, Chris is responsible for managing on-line activities to include digital communications, both SMS and Email, Social Media and reporting. Prior to joining EWC, Chris was part of senior leadership with Inxite Health Systems.

Chris has a BFA in Visual Communications and Design from the Ohio State University, an MBA from Canterbury

Sales Director

Erika Molyneux

Erika Molyneux is an accomplished sales professional with a track record of surpassing sales targets. With a customer-centric approach to sales, Erika believes that understanding the needs and preferences of clients is critical to creating effective solutions and building long-term relationships.

Prior to joining EWC, Erika has held positions in sales, recruiting and leadership, with Cedar Fair, Harry & David and Acloché. In her free time, she enjoys reading and focusing on self-development.

Erika currently has an Associate Degree in Accounting Technology from Ohio University, and is working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management.

Talent Acquisition Manager

Brenda Duarte

Duarte is a creative, passionate, recruiting professional with 7 years of recruiting experience. Previously recruited for construction installations to build, manage and grow talent acquisition departments. Management experience with over 200 recruiting locations nationwide.

Responsible for the execution of EWC’s recruiting and onboarding initiatives. Developing, implementing, and evaluating programs for sourcing, recruiting, hiring, and onboarding while attracting the best talent to join EWC!

Controller

Karla Sarmiento Aviles

Karla Sarmiento Aviles is a seasoned financial Controller with more than 8 years of experience in assisting and leading the daily accounting functions in various industries, such as property management/real estate and automotive dealership, to name a few.

As Controller, Karla is responsible for managing EWC’s accounting activities to include daily operational transactions, reconciliations, month-end procedures and assist with yearly audits. Prior to joining EWC, Karla was a Group Controller for an automotive dealership group composed of 8 dealerships. Within this role, Karla implemented new accounting processes and procedures across all entities in order to accommodate a 5-day close period.

Karla earned her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the Minnesota School of Business/Globe University.

State of the Art

Wash Process

  • Fast, 3 minute wash

  • FREE vacuums

  • Premium EnviroSoft foam brushes

  • Biodegradable soaps and waxes

  • Extensive water reclamation system

  • Great car care products available

  • Fast, easy, convenient locations!

  • Kid & pooch approved!

  • 100% satisfaction guarantee

  • Fast, 3 minute wash

  • FREE vacuums

  • Premium EnviroSoft foam brushes

  • Biodegradable soaps and waxes

  • Extensive water reclamation system

  • Great car care products available

  • Fast, easy, convenient locations!

  • Kid & pooch approved!

  • 100% satisfaction guarantee

Express Wash Concepts

FAQ

What can I expect?

We strive to provide the industry’s best, high-quality and eco-friendly express wash experience available! After selecting your wash at our convenient payment kiosk, one of our experienced Crew Members will help guide you into our wash tunnel. We’ll ask you to put your car in neutral, and then simply sit back and enjoy your wash. At the end of the wash tunnel, during the drying cycle, an electronic sign will notify you when it is safe to put your car into Drive to exit the wash.

Are you a touchless car wash?

Our washes use the most state-of-the-art gentle wash material called EnviroSoft. It is a brushless (but not touchless) cleaning technology that cannot scratch or damage your car. Please feel free to ask our onsite staff any questions before you wash— we are happy to further explain our wash process!

What types of vehicles do you wash?

Our vehicle clearance is 7’2”. Our conveyor tracks support a tire width of up to 13.5 inches, and we cannot accept trucks with dual wheels or vehicles over 85 inches wide. For the safety of our customers, team members and wash equipment, we cannot wash vehicles with bike/scooter/wheelchair/utility racks. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

Do you recycle water?

We are proud to offer an environmentally friendly wash that saves 100+ gallons of water per wash vs. driveway washing. As a participating member of the WaterSavers® program, our wash process uses an on-demand timing system that profiles and measures your vehicle delivering water precisely to your vehicles surface. Our wash water is then captured and routed into our extensive reclamation system. This system treats the water removing all solids and contaminates and redelivers to the vehicle. This system allows us to safely and effectively wash your vehicle with less than 20 gallons of fresh water.

Do you take credit cards?

Yes, for our single washes we accept cash, gift cards, and all major credit and debit cards as form of payment for our single washes. For our Unlimited Wash Club, we require a major credit or debit card.


Do you offer interior or exterior detailing?

As an express wash, we do not offer interior or exterior detailing services. We invite you to visit our free vacuum lot to clean your vehicle’s interior, and offer a wide range of car cleaning supplies (dash wipes, bug & tar remover cloths, microfiber drying towels, wheel cleaning sprays and air fresheners, to name a few) all competitively priced.

What if I am not satisfied with my wash?

We want you to be completely satisfied with your wash experience and offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Please see a staff member following your wash if you are unsatisfied and we will offer a rewash immediately. If you are still unsatisfied with your rewash, we will offer a refund.

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