Wash Talk: The Carwash Podcast

Wash Talk: The Carwash Podcast

Wash Talk: The Carwash Podcast, created by Professional Carwashing & Detailing magazine, covers industry trends, ideas and strategies that will help make your carwash more profitable. Hear what carwash owners, operators, manufacturers and distributors have to say in our exclusive interviews and audio articles.

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September 29, 2022 9 min
Today on Wash Talk: The Carwash Podcast, we welcomed Prevost National Sales Manager Adam Schmitz to the Professional Carwashing & Detailing studio to hear about Prevost's product offerings, such as piping and compressed air systems.
Listen in to this episode to hear how Prevost is striving to save operators time and money, or watch the interview on Carwash.com to see Adam showing off Prevost products on camera.
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In this special edition of Wash Talk: The Carwash Podcast, Associate Publisher — Editorial Rich DiPaolo interviews NRCC 2022 Co-Chairmen Dave Ellard and John Shalbey right on the trade show floor. Amid the chatter surrounding the trio from the event attendees, Shalbey and Ellard touch on the event's successful turnout, the inspiring keynote speaker and more.
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Continuing the Wash Talk executive series, in this episode we hear from John Teddy, the president of Take 5 Car Wash and executive vice president of Car Wash North America at Driven Brands.
Teddy discusses what makes Take 5 unique, recent innovations for the brand and more in this episode.
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September 1, 2022 7 min
In this audio airing of the article "Vacuums are something for nothing" from the September 2022 issue of Professional Carwashing & Detailing magazine, Author Rich DiPaolo discusses why free vacuums are a trend in carwashing. For insights on this topic, DiPaolo spoke to experts from Sonny’s Vacuums by AutoVac and J.E. Adams Industries.
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Today on Wash Talk: The Carwash Podcast, we are excited to reintroduce our executive series, where we catch up with execs from leading carwash chains. This episode features the recently appointed CEO of Magnolia Wash Holdings, a quickly growing brand based out of Charlotte, N.C., that has 67 locations throughout the Southeast.
Listen in to the episode for insights on what has made Magnolia successful this year.
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August 18, 2022 14 min
Co-chairmen of the 2022 Northeast Regional Carwash Convention (NRCC), Dave Ellard and John Shalbey, join us on Wash Talk this week to give listeners a look into the upcoming show. Specifically, Dave and John discuss the keynote address, breakout sessions and what they are looking forward to most at NRCC.
Find the video interview on our YouTube channel or on Carwash.com.
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August 11, 2022 12 min
In this interview with the 2022 Most Valuable Carwasher, Iona Kearney, the operations manager with Speedy Sparkle Car Wash, discusses the importance of employee evaluations and gives advice to other carwash managers.
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An audio reading of the article titled "Appreciating carwash employees," this episode discusses the unique skillset of your carwash team and calls for you to share what inspires you about your employees.
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An audio airing of a June 2022 episode of Unscripted where the founder of Kleen-Rite product offering Towels by Dr. Joe discusses marketing opportunities with microfiber towels, including how towels can create brand engagement for your carwash.
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Five carwash industry leaders weigh in on the same question — what is the #1 trait you look for when hiring?
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Jack Cooney, the CEO of Pink Bird Car Wash, an express brand about to enter the Palm Beach, Florida, market, joins us on Wash Talk to discuss topics surrounding opening a carwash, such as selecting a site, planning a grand opening celebration and everything in between.
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June 28, 2022 10 min
An audio reading of the article titled Big Draw Vacuums by Rich DiPaolo, this episode features insights on modern carwash vacuums from Wes Taggart, the vice president of Sonny’s Vacuums by AutoVac.
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Hernani Alves, the founder of Turbo Shine Car Wash and Balanced IQ Leadership, joins us on Wash Talk: The Carwash Podcast to talk about effective leadership practices, recruiting and retaining talent, training team members and more in this informative interview.
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June 16, 2022 16 min
An audio reading of an article from the June 2022 issue of PC&D Magazine titled "The Business of Belts" features insights, predictions and advice about belt conveyors in the carwash industry from three market experts.
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June 9, 2022 10 min
Following the news of Super Star Car Wash's expansion to 40 locations in the Southwest, the brand's Executive VP of Sales and Marketing Jonathan Kierman joins us on Wash Talk: The Carwash Podcast to discuss expansion challenges and future growth plans.
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An audio version of the previously aired Unscripted video interview with the co-founders of Mint Eco Car Wash, this episode follows up on the recent news of the Palm Beach County-based carwash chain's $150 million expansion plans.
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This episode of Wash Talk: The Carwash Podcast features an audio reading of an article by Associate Publisher — Editorial Rich DiPaolo from the April 2022 issue of Professional Carwashing & Detailing titled, "Bright light." For insights on lighting technology in the carwash industry, Rich spoke to market experts from Darien, LLC, Mile High LED Systems and G&G Industrial Lighting.
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May 19, 2022 12 min
This episode features the president of Suds Creative, Dan Flatley, who provides his insights on what makes a carwash site successful, marketing mistakes he sees in the industry and a look into the new Suds Creative product, SiteSelect.
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An audio airing of the PCD Unscripted episode featuring leadership from Brink Results, where they discuss how carwash sites can attract 10,000 members per site.
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In this audio reading of the May 2022 cover story, titled "Back in the trade show rhythm," author Camille Renner discusses ICA's upcoming The Car Wash Show™ along with information about where to go and what to eat in Nashville during the show.
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