December 9, 2021 – Thomaston, GA – Tidal Wave Auto Spa today announced it has acquired W4 Express Wash. The acquisition includes ten existing washes and 15 washes in development, opening 2022 – 2024. With over 25 new locations opened in 2021, the acquisition of W4 Express Wash brings the total number of Tidal Wave Auto Spas to 87. Tidal Wave expects to announce further openings before the end of 2021.
“We are confident that our partnership with Tidal Wave will present exceptional opportunities for our team members and customers,” said Justin Hendley, CEO of W4. “Tidal Wave is an ideal business partner that, like W4, believes customers are earned through exceptional service.”
“We are thrilled to welcome the W4 washes to the Tidal Wave family,” said Scott Blackstock, CEO and founder of Tidal Wave Auto Spa. “This acquisition is aligned with our footprint, values, and goal to be the best carwash in the industry. Not only does Tidal Wave gain ten open locations, but also a robust pipeline of greenfield development that we will fold into our aggressive focus on greenfield store development. We plan to provide tremendous personal and career growth for our new team members and allow W4 wash plan members the opportunity to experience the Tidal Wave difference.”
W4 Express Wash will be immediately rebranded to Tidal Wave Auto Spa, but loyal customers of both W4 and Tidal Wave will experience no disruption in service in connection with this rebranding effort. Beginning early 2022, existing W4 locations will undergo targeted improvements to ensure customers continue to receive an industry-leading car wash experience across all Tidal Wave Auto Spa locations.
About Tidal Wave Auto Spa
Tidal Wave Auto Spa has been washing cars since 2004 and is one of the fastest growing car wash chains in the United States. Tidal Wave partnered with Golden Gate Capital in December of 2020 to further accelerate its rapid growth. Golden Gate Capital is a San Francisco-based private equity investment firm with over $19 billion of committed capital. The Tidal Wave Auto Spa home office is headquartered in Thomaston, GA which staffs and supports all Tidal Wave operations. For more information, visit www.tidalwaveautospa.com.