Often times, savvy entrepreneurs seek out-of-the-way businesses, things outside of the mainstream, but businesses, that have a good customer base and stable income. This is an extremely interesting story. He had always considered mobile truck wash efforts very profitable and believed that stationary truck washes were a huge waste of money. That was up to a year when a new franchisee joined our team from Oklahoma City. I run a franchise company called Car Wash Guys; http://www.carwashguys.com. Turns out the franchisee was previously employed by Blue Beacon Truck Washes, the largest truck wash chain in the US They make about $ 138,000,000 per year from 80 truck washes and the company is very close. Tim, our franchisee, was a truck manager for them, and before buying our franchise, he started washing cars in OKC even though he knows truck washes best. He had a two-year no-contest with his old company, which we have honored at OKC. He has a lot of experience and had indicated to me that the business is solid and that we really should get into it. Later that year, I sold a franchise to a person in Washington state who owned car washes (5) and he made a deal with a truck stop on an Indian reservation, he never started the plan, but the numbers that we posted on the spreadsheet looked great. and very profitable.
Even as a serial entrepreneur, I had never considered the fixed-site truck wash business, as the mobile truck wash business seemed so much more efficient and with so little overhead; http://www.truckwashguy.com. So even with all this knowledge on the team, we still haven’t entered that market. One of our competitors in the car wash industry bought two
truck chain wash for a total of fourteen truck washes and proclaimed it more profitable than their other car washes for 5 times the money. They now own nearly 100 truck and car wash locations across the country. After some more research, a franchise buyer who owned Fuel MAN, an East Coast Fuel Card for Fleet Owners approached us in South Carolina to use the Truck Wash Guys name to develop a wash. truck in the middle of the state. At that point we decided to start working on the details. Then a franchisee in Ohio made a deal with a truck stop between Columbus OH and Pittsburgh, to operate a 24-hour truck wash and de-icer business. He thought how easy this is and now we have also made a deal at WV on a truck wash. Our Ohio franchisee at that time hired another partner at WV.
Still reluctant to fully immerse ourselves in the full service truck washes subcategory, we found our Ohio franchisee doing their best to settle with Pilot Truck Stops. Pilot Truck Stop has the most truck stops on the planet and sells 8% of all diesel fuel in the United States. So we plan a pilot program in pilot. Our temporary setup is a trailer unit, which is placed at truck stops and washes make sense. Then we work on the plans for a building to send to the Construction department. for approval, meanwhile, the agreements in
OH, WV, and SC were suddenly in the works. We thought that if our deal with truck stops worked well, truck stops would get more traffic and fuel sales as we generate
revenue and a percentage of the truck stop’s total revenue for the privilege of working there. We are so used to truck wash and we have on our team a gentleman who sells simonize truck wash and has been in the car wash and pressure washer business for 20 years. By using the fuel man fuel cards as currency on the east coast and the recognition of the Pilot name, we thought we could enter this industry and take over.
There is a shortage of truck wash across the country and also a shortage of truck oil change facilities. A franchisee could be trained on our truck wash prototypes and probably the best performing franchisee on our mobile truck wash.
division; then they quickly set up shop in their own markets. Pressure washers that specialize in fleet truck washing should actually consider this type of strategy to move into the fixed site truck wash business.
If you study entrepreneurial companies, in fact you will see that many companies fall in the markets because of the opportunities that present themselves, it is surprising the opportunities that exist and how quickly companies can grow when they can handle the demand of those markets. Think about this.