Car Wash Owners Network

Who we are

Car Wash Owners Network is a premier group of car wash owner-operators that offers an unmatched platform to support the growth of your business into an industry-leading organization.

What we do

Car Wash Owners Network ("CarWON") was established in 2019 by Access Holdings (“Access”) with the singular purpose of partnering with best-of-breed car wash operators who are committed to growing their businesses and being leaders within their markets.

We are a differentiated, operator-focused organization that offers owner-operators an unmatched platform that will support their growth as industry leaders. CarWON is an ideal partner for car wash operators seeking liquidity or growth capital to expand and optimize their operations.

Car Wash Owners Network recognizes that many great car wash operators do not wish to sell 100% of their successful businesses and relinquish all future opportunity. However, they are seeking a partner that can bring discernable value and help them realize the growth potential of their business.

We are an ideal partner for car wash operators who are striving to expand their presence through de novo unit development and add-on acquisitions. We also provide our partner operators with access to a wealth of resources that will support your ability to grow in a competitive market, such as the implementation of subscription membership programs, digital marketing strategies, and strategic sourcing capabilities.

In addition, you will become a member of a network of car wash operators within the Car Wash Owners Network portfolio with access to operational best practices and strategies to further grow your business.

Car Wash Owners Network currently operates 27 locations consisting of full service, flex service, and express car wash services

With several more locations in development and scheduled to open in 2020.

We have active operations and developments in two states – Arizona and Colorado. Our business lines include full service and express car wash, convenience store, fuel, and oil/lube services.

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Are you a car wash owner-operator?

Whether you are just beginning to think about what the next stage of your business looks like, or have already decided to seek growth capital or liquidity, Car Wash Owners Network would like to speak with you so that you can learn more about the value we offer and what a partnership would mean for your business.

We understand that planning for a transition of a business or bringing in a new partner can be challenging, and our current operator partners in the industry can attest to our ability to seamlessly provide creative, customized structures that work for you and your objectives.

Some benefits of a partnersthip that others can't or don't offer:

  • Partnership first approach

    We are building a consortium of like-minded, best-of-breed operators across North America that serve as a valuable resource and peer group for our partner operators. All partners within our network have strong economic alignment and incentive to help each other achieve more as a whole than they could achieve as individuals.

  • Benefits of a large and scaled organization

    As part of the Car Wash Owners Network, your business will get the benefits of scale that it otherwise would not achieve on its own, such as group purchasing cost savings, marketing and digital expertise, as well as strategic and operational insights from like-minded operators who know how to succeed in a competitive marketplace.

  • Balance between growth capital and liquidity

    We offer the rare balance of true partnership by providing you with immediate liquidity as well as growth capital so that you can enjoy liquidity today at a fair valuation while also continuing to own and operate your business with even greater future upside potential.

  • Capital structure expertise

    Car Wash Owners Network, together with Access Holdings, are capital structure experts that have successfully secured purpose-built credit facilities to support growth initiatives and remove all personal guarantees that would otherwise burden you and your business. You can sleep easier at night and wake up focused on operating your business with the comfort of knowing that your partners have cleared any financial barriers standing between you and your goals.

  • Scaled assets fetch a premium

    There are very few car wash platforms in North America today that have a large unit network and regional or national presence, however, such large scaled businesses generate a premium valuation in the market. As an equity partner in your business and member of the CarWON network, you can realize the benefits of a premium valuation at the time of a liquidity event that normally wouldn’t be available to local or regional operators.

Our Brands

  • Cobblestone Auto Spa

    Cobblestone Auto Spa (“Cobblestone”) is a leading car wash operator in North America with multiple locations in the Phoenix, Arizona and Denver, Colorado markets

Access Holdings

Our financial sponsor, Access Holdings, is a private equity firm that follows a differentiated, macro thematic investment approach targeting investments in essential service-based businesses.

Access invests in fundamentally sound business models and supports the leadership teams of its portfolio company partners with financial and human capital resources and strategic insights.

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