Tidal Wave Auto Spa splashed into two new states with two new sites. The two newest locations in Gloucester, Va., and Rapid City, S.D., bring the total number of Tidal Wave Auto Spa sites to 67 across 11 states.
Tidal Wave Auto Spa is on the fast track to growth after partnering with Golden Gate Capital at the beginning of 2021. Golden Gate Capital is a San Francisco-based private equity investment firm with over $17 billion of committed capital.
“Our partnership with Golden Gate Capital has enabled us to accelerate our growth,” said Scott Blackstock, CEO and founder of Tidal Wave Auto Spa. “We are so excited to open in new communities and serve new customers by providing a top-rated car wash experience.”
Tidal Wave Auto Spa’s home office is headquartered in Blackstock’s hometown, Thomaston, Ga., which is positioned in the middle of Atlanta, Macon and Columbus, Ga. The company’s growth has increased local economic development by providing careers in this small, middle-Georgia community.
“Being able to build this business right here in Thomaston has always been so important to both me and Hope,” Blackstock said. “The level of talent right here in our hometown is phenomenal and has been essential to our success. Thomaston is truly the best small town in the best state for business.”
Tidal Wave Auto Spa was named Georgia’s Small Business of the Year in 2009. Tidal Wave is also listed as one of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies on Inc. 5000’s 2020 list.