CarWash College Tip of the Month

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Maintaining the Standard

In the CWC Maintenance Class, we show slides of washes that are, shall we say, less than clean.

The reason for this is not to embarrass the owners of these facilities (the facilities shown are not identified), but to show new entrants to the industry how NOT to care for their own.

One of the slides shown […]

Maintaining the Standard2019-01-21T16:24:01+00:00

The January Effect

Back in another life, I sold stocks for a living. I didn’t do it for very long as I really didn’t care for it much. However, I did learn some interesting things while studying for exams and in the short time I was a broker.

One thing I learned was that being […]

The January Effect2019-01-21T16:24:01+00:00

Throwing the Baby out with the Reclaim Water…

About a year or so ago, I wrote a tip about growing pains and how my grandson, Madden, was dealing with them at the time. Back then, Madden was about only 8 months old. He just recently passed the 20 month mark, so there have been quite a few pains and quite a […]

Throwing the Baby out with the Reclaim Water…2019-01-21T16:24:01+00:00

In the Grand Scheme of Things

In the grand scheme of things, there are two unsung heroes of the tunnel car wash. If they were on a football team, they’d be the offensive linemen. The guys you only hear about when they make a mistake. If they played baseball, they’d be the right fielder on a team playing vs all right […]

In the Grand Scheme of Things2016-06-30T22:36:05+00:00

“Get Busy Living, or Get Busy Dying”

Have you ever seen the movie Shaw Shank Redemption? In one scene, two inmates are talking about one’s plans to live out his life in Mexico running a hotel and taking his guests out deep sea fishing. When the other reminds him that Mexico is far away and that he is currently locked up in […]

“Get Busy Living, or Get Busy Dying”2016-05-28T23:30:00+00:00

Mad World

Where do I begin? This morning, while having coffee and reading the news online, I came across an article that really rattled me.

It was a story of a university, here in America, where a large group of students felt “scared and intimidated” by some words written in chalk at several areas of their campus. These […]

Mad World2016-03-29T23:58:54+00:00

Don’t Worry About the Horse Being Blind, Just Load the Wagon…

“Don’t worry about the horse being blind, just load the wagon” John Madden, football coach and NFL announcer.

This is one of my favorite all time quotes. I use it often and people look at me quizzically when I do. In coach speak, it means, just keep plugging and don’t worry about what’s going on around […]

Don’t Worry About the Horse Being Blind, Just Load the Wagon…2019-01-21T16:24:01+00:00

Working Order?

Things don’t always work in the order you want them to.

In an article a few months back, I spoke about my grandson, Madden, and how he was doing with his growing pains. By the time you read this, Madden will have turned 1 and most probably be not just walking but running, I’m sure!

Also, by […]

Working Order?2019-01-21T16:24:01+00:00

Chemicals, trash cans, oranges, and other random thoughts…

These are the things that I have floating around in my head that I’ve never been able to understand. Maybe you can help me out.

Why is it that while chemicals are at least half of the equation in getting a clean car, they are the 1st place operators want to cut when business slows?

Why is […]

Chemicals, trash cans, oranges, and other random thoughts…2015-11-18T13:40:48+00:00

Growing Pains

I have an 8 month old grandson named Madden. While their house is being renovated, Madden and his parents are living with my wife and me.

I may be biased, but as 8 month olds go, I would say Madden is exceptionally well behaved. We can take him out in public and he won’t fuss. He […]

Growing Pains2019-01-21T16:24:01+00:00