Mister Car Wash




MarketCap US

US United States


Mister Car Wash, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides conveyorized car wash services in the United States. It offers express exterior and interior cleaning services. As of June 16, 2022, it operated 407 car wash locations in 21 states. The company was formerly known as Hotshine Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Mister Car Wash, Inc. in March 2021. Mister Car Wash, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona.



The history of commercial car washes in the United States began in 1914. People used manpower to push or move the cars through stages of the process. The name is credited to Automobile Laundry in Detroit, Michigan, opened in 1914 by Frank McCormick and J.W. Hinkle .Manual car wash operations peaked at 32 drive-through facilities in the United States. The first semi-automatic car wash in the United States made its debut in 1946. A facility in Detroit, Michigan, used automatic pulley systems and manual brushing.


Dan Hanna, encouraged by car washers in Detroit, made his own car wash in 1955 called the Rub-a-Dub in Oregon. In 1957, he formed the Hanna Enterprises and eventually reached about 31 locations. In 1959, Hanna operated his wash rack until he made the first mechanized car washing system. Hanna saw expansion as the popularity of his mechanized system spread throughout the city.


By the mid 1960s, Hanna Enterprises established itself as the main manufacturer of car washing equipment and materials. This includes the Wrap-Around Brush, Roller-on-demand Conveyor belt, soft cloth friction washing, several ways to wash the tires, and a recirculating water system.


The 1970s introduced the automatic wheel cleaner and the polish'n'wax.

Mister Car Wash's mission is to provide an exceptional car wash experience in a fun and friendly atmosphere that our customers look forward to. We are dedicated to the sustainable growth of our business and our communities.

Mister Car Wash's vision is to be the leading car wash provider in the United States by providing our customers with an exceptional car wash experience that leaves their vehicle shining and in the best condition possible.

Key Team

Ms. Megan Everett (Sr. Director of Communications)

Jill Adams (VP of Marketing)

Ms. Anna Zappia (VP of HR)

Recognition and Awards
Mister Car Wash has been recognized by multiple organizations, including the International Carwash Association's Innovation Award, Top Workplace USA, and Franchise Observer’s Top Franchises.

Mister Car Wash
Leadership team

Mr. John Lai (Chairperson, Pres & CEO)

Mr. Jedidiah Marc Gold (CFO & Treasurer)

Ms. Mayra I. Chimienti (Chief Operating Officer)

Products/ Services
Automotive, CleanTech, Consumer, Retail
Number of Employees
1,000 - 20,000
Tucson, Arizona, United States
Company Registration
SEC CIK number: 0001853513
Net Income
100M - 500M
500M - 1B
Traded as
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