Tommy’s Express Car Wash Announces Sean Oatney as Vice President of Franchise Development

Holland, MI – National car wash brand Tommy’s Express is pleased to announce the appointment of Sean Oatney as Vice President of Franchise Development, effective immediately. In his new role, Oatney will oversee the Franchise Sales Team assisting with the expansion of the national franchise into new markets.

Oatney has been in franchising for almost two decades, most recently serving as Executive President of United Franchise Group. He helped lead his last company from 5 to 10 different brands and oversaw international franchise development in more than 25 countries.

The newly announced Vice President of Development reflects the success and rapid expansion of the company’s retail business. “We realize there is even more opportunity for us to grow even faster as our model continues to prove successful in many markets around the country,” said Alex Lemmen, CEO. “To best manage that growth, we need to continue to expand our internal teams by recruiting experts who will help guide our growth towards a stronger business model.”

Tommy’s Express is a next-gen, high-efficiency national car wash franchise providing faster, safer, and more sophisticated car washing with affordable pricing and membership packages. Each highly recognizable location is equipped with an approximately 130’ dual belt conveyor system, soft cloth brushes, tire shine service, body wax, and a license plate recognition system for TommyClub members. Self-service interior vacuums, mat washers, and interior detail kits are available at all locations.

The Holland, MI-based company currently has 101 car wash locations, with over 230 future sites currently in development in the United States and abroad.

Additional information, resources, and interviews are available upon request.

About Tommy’s Express

Tommy’s Express is a fast-growing national car wash franchise built around the Totally Tommy site model initially developed by Tommy Car Wash Systems. The 100+ franchise locations across the US are closely supported with exclusive training, marketing, and technical assistance and enjoy access to proprietary, franchise-exclusive developments in wash products and technology. Tommy’s Express is featured on the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 list as #1 in the car wash category and the list of Fastest-Growing Franchises.

About Tommy Car Wash Systems

Tommy Car Wash Systems is built on 50 years of car washing experience and we have a solution for any size operator. Our offerings include modular building designs, robust stainless steel car wash equipment, an advanced Wash Club license plate reader system, the Tommy Dual Belt Conveyor, high-performance wash detergents, and an industry-leading franchise opportunity.

If you would like more information or be connected to the franchise owners, please call Carrie Caldwell at 954-529-4783 or