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Autobell® Car Wash, nation’s second largest car wash company, expands into new markets

Oct 19, 2016
Autobell® Car Wash, Inc., headquartered in Charlotte, NC, has expanded into two new territories, debuting in Maryland as well as adding a third market in South Carolina. The new locations bring the family-owned and -operated chain’s total stores to 76 in five states.

Autobell recently opened a full-service wash in the former location of West Street Car Wash at 1918 West Street in Annapolis, MD. Joseph Noel, a 13-year veteran of the company, is the store manager.

"We've been interested in establishing Autobell in this area for quite some time," said Autobell COO Carl Howard. "We believe it is ripe for continued expansion and ready for our brand of full-service car wash."

“I'm honored to be entrusted with helping introduce Autobell to this market,” stated store manager Noel. "I’m very pleased with the area as both a business manager and resident, and the customers have been receptive to experiencing and embracing the service and convenience that Autobell offers."

Chris Forton is also representing Autobell as an employee recruiter for the company’s new Maryland territory, where he is establishing relationships with career counseling and placement personnel at area high schools and colleges. Forton was an Autobell crew member in Greensboro, NC, prior to graduating from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and assuming his new recruiting role.

Autobell also opened at 8478 Dorchester Road in North Charleston, SC, at the former Wonder Wash location. Store manager Dane Barker is now in his 16th year with the company.

"We've been eager to expand our presence in South Carolina with the right opportunities," said Howard, "so we moved quickly upon learning of this property’s availability."

Manager Barker added, "It’s exciting to help launch Autobell in yet another market. The demand for and satisfaction with our services here has been immediate and very encouraging."

The new washes and all locations of Autobell are currently open 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday during Daylight Savings Time.

About Autobell
Autobell Car Wash is America's second largest conveyor car wash company, with 76 locations in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, and Maryland. The company was founded in 1969 in Charlotte, NC, by the late Charles Howard Sr. and remains privately held and operated by the Howard family. Autobell employs approximately 3,000 people and washes over 4 million cars annually.

Autobell is a full-service car wash offering an array of customized exterior and interior cleaning options, with most of its personalized wash services completed in 15 minutes or less.

The company is well known in its markets and the industry for its water conservation procedures and has received numerous recognitions from utilities, governments, and media for its environmental commitment, as well as its community involvement, employee scholarship program, and charity car wash program. All Autobell washes treat 100% of wash water used and recycle up to 100%.

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