Reflections from 2023, What’s in Store for 2024
Car Wash M&A
by Car Wash M&A
5M ago
What are the trends and themes of the car wash industry as we look toward 2024? What has 2023 shown us about the current market and landscape for car wash owners? As we wrap up our 2023 episodes, we're taking a reflective glance at the insightful discussions that have shaped this year's narrative in the car wash industry. Your host Lanese Barnett reflects on several key conversations she had this year with guests on the podcast.     Lanese looks back at episodes with Amplify founding partner Jeff Pavone and Amplify COO Chris Jenks. Lanese also reflects on conversations with fou ..read more
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The Great Market Pause with Jeff Pavone and Matt DeWolf on CAR WASH The Podcast
Car Wash M&A
by Car Wash M&A
6M ago
In this episode of Car Wash M&A, host Lanese Barnett chats candidly with Matt DeWolf, chief marketing officer of the International Carwash Association and host of CAR WASH, the podcast, before a re-broadcast of an interview Matt had recently with Amplify Founding Partner Jeff Pavone. Jeff, who now proudly bears the honor of ‘most featured guest’ on Matt’s show, reviewed notable highlights and trends that emerged in the car wash industry during 2023 and shared predictions for the year ahead.   Tune into episode 19 for behind-the-scenes commentary with Lanese and Matt where these long-t ..read more
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Talking Tech: Boosting Brand Loyalty with Better Data
Car Wash M&A
by Car Wash M&A
9M ago
Do you know how your customer really feels about your business? What keeps them loyal to your brand? Or what’s contributing to membership churn? As the car wash space continues to experience a tech boom, it’s important for car wash operators to know what resources are available and identify the specific technology solutions providers that might be a right fit for their business to boost operational efficiencies and enhance the customer experience.     This episode examines how one company is capturing consumer sentiment, categorizing and quantifying customer data, and leveragin ..read more
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Sun, Sand, and Podcast Pause: Summer Intermission
Car Wash M&A
by Car Wash M&A
10M ago
Here at Car Wash M&A, The Podcast, we're taking a short break for summer. Until our next episode in August, we want to remind you that you can find all of our episodes wherever you like to listen to podcasts, or you can listen at amplifywash.com/podcast.   As Lanese shares in today's recording, we want to leave you with these questions to consider: How you are collecting data about your customer and your operations, and more importantly, are you weaponizing that data with actionable insights that make your business stronger than your competition?    Sign up for Car Wash M&a ..read more
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Fuel to Foam: Gas/C-Stores Growing Presence in the Car Wash Space
Car Wash M&A
by Car Wash M&A
11M ago
The prompt on the gas pump to buy a car wash isn’t new. In-bay automatic car washes have been a regular add-on to many gas station chains for years, though usually as an intended customer convenience and not a core focus. But things are starting to change, and big-name gas/c-store companies are actively participating in more car wash M&A transactions. Earlier in 2023, we saw the parent company of Circle K acquire True Blue, and recently QuickTrip bought Bubble Bath, both with intentions to keep building their conveyor car wash footprint.   So, what’s driving this shift? In this episod ..read more
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Here Are the 3 Biggest Takeaways from The Car Wash Show
Car Wash M&A
by Car Wash M&A
1y ago
Want to know the Amplify team’s key takeaways and market insights gleaned from The Car Wash Show 2023? In this episode, Lanese talks with Amplify COO Chris Jenks about themes and sentiments that emerged from this year’s show in Las Vegas. With the cost of capital high, mergers and acquisitions activity is picking back up as many platforms are adjusting their path to growth. This is good news for car wash owners considering an exit, with inventory currently lower than demand. But as buyers return to the table, they are more sophisticated and looking for well-performing car washes in strong MSA ..read more
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Sneak Peek of Amplify’s Sessions at The Car Wash Show
Car Wash M&A
by Car Wash M&A
1y ago
Well, folks, The Car Wash Show is just around the corner, taking place May 8-10 in Las Vegas! If you’re attending, be sure to listen to this episode for a sneak peek of the timely and highly relevant car wash market insights members of the Amplify Car Wash Advisors leadership team will share during various sessions and speaking times during TCWS. Hear Chris Jenks on Monday, May 8 at 1pm in a Pitch 20 Session talk about “Optimizing Operations by Partnering with Technology Solutions Providers.” Attend the education session, “M&A Trends in the Car Wash Industry, The Great Market Res ..read more
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Car Wash Market Update: Is Now a Good Time to Sell?
Car Wash M&A
by Car Wash M&A
1y ago
With Q1 closing out, where is the car wash market today, and is now a good time to sell your car wash? In this episode, Lanese Barnett and Jeff Pavone discuss lingering negative headwinds like bank failures, rising interest rates, and increasing competition, but they also highlight how the car wash industry remains an attractive investment space, and the list of interested buyers continues to grow.    As a matter of fact, there are currently more car wash buyers than there are car wash sellers. And while buyers are taking a more risk-averse approach, they have established their ..read more
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Talking Tech: Data, Marketing, & Memberships with AMP
Car Wash M&A
by Car Wash M&A
1y ago
Have you considered how a customer experience platform could strengthen your car wash business? Guests Dennis Dreeszen and Adam Trien talk with your host Lanese Barnett about AMP Memberships, a powerful platform specifically designed to support car wash business owners and their customers.   In the episode, Dennis and Adam share how AMP works and how it can benefit car wash owners. AMP offers a highly customizable white label mobile solution that interacts with customers and members on and off site. AMP helps car wash owners know more about your customers, use what you know to have target ..read more
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Navigating a New Operating Environment with Paul Sigfusson
Car Wash M&A
by Car Wash M&A
1y ago
What can car wash owners do today to facilitate their business’s continued growth and success amid changing market conditions? How do the current headwinds impact access to capital? As Paul Sigfusson, this month’s guest on Car Wash M&A, The Podcast, shares with host Lanese Barnett, it is not all bad news for operators looking to grow. In fact, the very conditions that are causing some current market instability are also offering some unique opportunities to car wash owners looking to scale or sell.   Listen in to hear Paul’s thoughts about car wash capital growth options in 2023 and b ..read more
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