In 2008 Regal Auto Wash & Detail® was for the ninth year in a row in the top ten of the largest car wash chains in the United States based on the number of locations and number of stores. Regal currently owns and operates eighteen full-service car wa … show more
In 2008 Regal Auto Wash & Detail® was for the ninth year in a row in the top ten of the largest car wash chains in the United States based on the number of locations and number of stores. Regal currently owns and operates eighteen full-service car washes, two express car washes, and five quick lube facilities in Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. The corporate offices are located in Scottsdale, Arizona, part of the Phoenix metropolitan area. As regional managers are in charge of the operational management of the car washes, the administrative office is responsible for accounting, payroll, advertising, investor relationship management and general business. Regal has experienced steady growth since entering the car wash business in 1989. Regal initially concentrated its car wash operations in the southeastern United States. In early 1998, Regal established another car wash "hub" in Minneapolis, Minnesota with the purchase of three full-service car wash facilities. In July, 2002, Regal created a new car wash "hub" in Nashville, Tennessee, with the acquisition of three additional car washes. In 2003, a car wash in Murfreesboro, Tennessee was integrated into the chain. Regal’s expansion in Tennessee continued in March 2004 with the addition of a car wash in Cordova, Tennessee. In late June 2005, two car washes in the Cleveland, Ohio area were acquired. In February of 2006, a full service and an express car wash as well as a lube in Bowling Green, Kentucky just an hour north of the Nashville units were added. Regal opened its first self-built express wash in Bowling Green, KY in May 2007. The latest acquisitions were in the Twin Cities metro area. At the end of 2007, Regal bought its first full service car wash in Hudson, Wisconsin, on the border to Minnesota. With the addition of a full service wash in Chaska, Minnesota, in April 2008 Regal increased its presence in the Twin Cities metro area to six car washes.