If you want to start a car wash business and build it from the ground up, there are a few steps you’ll need to follow if you want the project to be successful. To avoid anxiety and confusion about things like site planning, land development and competitive analysis, we’ve put together a brief guide to walk you through the basics.

  1. Location, Location, Location
    Site planning is a crucial first step for any successful project – and while there’s no “magic bullet” that can make any business profitable, location is a major factor. Different criteria like nearby population, street traffic, local competition and more can all factor into whether or not you’ll be able to meet (or exceed) your business goals. Our staff has the experience to design, develop and document your vision.
  2. Land Development
    Land development can be a complicated subject for a myriad of reasons. From local government regulations to private review boards, neighborhood committees and HOA’s, there are many potential roadblocks. The good news is, we have the knowledge and creative solutions to help you through this process.
  3. Scope out the Competition
    How many customers are other local car washes seeing per day? How aggressively are they marketing themselves in the area? Is there an opportunity to poach business with better service and a more state-of-the-art wash experience and building layout?
    A common misconception is that architecture is all about the exterior of a space, or just based around aesthetic choices. In fact, a huge part of our process is taking the time to understand how people will behave in a space, allowing us to work towards creating an environment that is both functional and fits your branding and style preferences.
  4. Document Preparation & Administrative Tasks
    Hover, along with its team of consultants, provides full construction document preparation including architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, landscape and civil drawings. Additionally, our staff handles construction administration – from review of shop drawings to approval for materials, equipment and accessories.

For more info, please request a CSP or give us a call at (720) 773-2800.