Episode 197: Marketing best practices with Amy Olson
Wash Talk: The Carwash Podcast
by Babcox Media
5d ago
In this episode of Wash Talk: The Carwash Podcast, host Rich DiPaolo welcomes Amy Olson, consumer marketing expert at WashCard Systems, to discuss effective marketing strategies for carwash operators aiming to boost revenue. The conversation covers various tactics, including promoting speed and convenience in payments, utilizing mobile apps to enhance customer visits and brand loyalty, optimizing on-site marketing strategies with effective signage, harnessing the power of word-of-mouth advertising and referrals, and the benefits of implementing rewash programs. In this episode, listeners gain ..read more
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Episode 196: Creating a winning culture with John Waters
Wash Talk: The Carwash Podcast
by Babcox Media
5d ago
In this episode, host Rich DiPaolo is joined by John Waters from Waters Business Consulting Group. Waters delves into the crucial topic of building and sustaining a thriving carwash culture. We explore the significance of cultivating a winning culture in today's carwash industry and how owners and managers can effectively set expectations among their employees. Waters shares insights on the most effective strategies for reinforcing and maintaining a positive team culture, along with approaches to holding employees accountable for upholding established standards. We also discuss fostering a col ..read more
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Episode 195: 'The future is now' with Tim Hogue
Wash Talk: The Carwash Podcast
by Babcox Media
2w ago
Host Rich DiPaolo sits down with Tim Hogue, CEO of Modernwash Buildings and Solutions, to explore the keys to building an innovative modern carwash. Hogue shares insights on the characteristics of a well-designed carwash in 2024, how innovative features drive sales, the latest trends in carwash design and the importance of sustainability. Operators can gain valuable advice on avoiding common pitfalls in carwash construction and learn about the impact of automation and smart systems on facility design. Join us as we uncover the secrets to staying ahead in the dynamic world of carwash innovation ..read more
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BONUS EPISODE: Unscripted: NCS acquires International Drying Corp. with Art Stephens
Wash Talk: The Carwash Podcast
by Babcox Media
3w ago
On this insightful episode of PC&D Unscripted, host Rich DiPaolo is joined by Art Stephens to discuss the recent acquisition of International Drying Corporation by National Carwash Solutions (NCS). Stephens, president and CEO of International Drying Corporation, shares exclusive insights into this strategic move. Stephens discusses why NCS emerged as the perfect partner for the company and elaborates on the specific qualities and synergies that made NCS the ideal choice. The discussion also delves into the strategic significance of the acquisition for International Drying Corporation and h ..read more
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Episode 192: Giving back with Cars For Kids' CEO Colin Weatherwax
Wash Talk: The Carwash Podcast
by Babcox Media
1M ago
Host Rich DiPaolo is joined by Colin Weatherwax, CEO of Cars For Kids. In this episode, Weatherwax shares his journey with Cars For Kids, from its inception to its growth as a notable non-profit organization. We delve into Weatherwax's motivations behind establishing and growing his career with this non-profit organization, exploring memorable moments and impactful projects along the way. Furthermore, Weatherwax discusses avenues for carwash owners, operators and customers to actively participate and contribute to the meaningful work of Cars For Kids. Tune in for insightful advice on partnerin ..read more
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Episode 191: Streamlining IT for carwashes with Centaur Technology Advisors
Wash Talk: The Carwash Podcast
by Babcox Media
1M ago
host Brian Ankney discusses with James Christian from Centaur Technology Advisors the concept of an IT concierge service. James explains that their service stems from frustrations with traditional IT vendors, leading them to partner with around 300 different organizations to provide tailored IT solutions for clients. This service includes sourcing the best IT providers for clients' specific needs without any extra cost to the clients, as they are compensated via commissions from the providers. James emphasizes the importance of acting as a client advisor and bringing a wealth of experience to ..read more
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Episode 190: OPW VWS acquires Transchem Group with Mack Ewing
Wash Talk: The Carwash Podcast
by Babcox Media
1M ago
Host Rich DiPaolo is joined by Mack Ewing, director of strategic initiatives for Transchem Group, to delve into the recent acquisition of Transchem Group by OPW Vehicle Wash Solutions (VWS). Ewing explores the significance of this acquisition for Transchem and the opportunities it presents to their customers. Ewing also shares insights into the steps being taken to ensure a seamless integration into the OPW VWS family and what the future vision for collaboration with OPW VWS’s existing carwash brands positively impact the company’s ability to serve customers in various regions and vertical mar ..read more
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Episode 189: An innovative approach to real estate investment with McKenna Capital
Wash Talk: The Carwash Podcast
by Babcox Media
2M ago
Ryan and Sean McKenna of McKenna Capital and Hurricane Express Wash discuss how they've leveraged their knowledge and passion for real estate to create a successful business model that caters to passive investors. By pooling funds from investors, they acquire and develop express car washes, offering investors the benefits of real estate ownership—such as cash flow, equity upside, and tax advantages—without the direct management responsibilities. This model has not only allowed them to expand their business rapidly but also to provide a unique investment opportunity that combines the stability ..read more
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Episode 188: Unlocking the power of ground leasing real estate with Reuven Birnkrant
Wash Talk: The Carwash Podcast
by Babcox Media
2M ago
Host Rich DiPaolo welcomes Reuven Birnkrant, CEO of PetroCal Associates, a boutique real estate financing and brokerage firm specializing in carwashes, to discuss crucial aspects of ground leasing real estate for carwash operators. Birnkrant shares his experience as a real estate broker to address topics such as the impact of the remaining lease term on business valuation, the significance of lease structures like triple net leases, provisions for obtaining financing and recording leasehold mortgages, differences between right of first refusal, right of first offer, and purchase options, benef ..read more
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Episode 187: Radiant communication: Revolutionizing carwash coordination with Stewart McClintic of HQ98.com
Wash Talk: The Carwash Podcast
by Babcox Media
2M ago
Host Rich DiPaolo welcomes Stewart McClintic, owner of HQ98.com, to discuss the use of two-way radios in the carwash environment. The conversation covers McClintic's background and introduces HQ98.com. The focus then shifts to the integration of two-way radios, exploring how they enhance communication and coordination among carwash staff in a dynamic working environment. McClintic shares insights on recommended usage scenarios for two-way radios and discusses situations where they may not be the optimal choice. The conversation also delves into technological advancements, highlighting features ..read more
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