Richmond residents and entrepreneurs Courtney and Rob Worrell are excited to announce the official groundbreaking of Tommy’s Express Car Wash, a new high-end express car wash facility that will be located across from the Chick-Fil-A on Forest Hill Avenue.
“This car wash, Tommy’s Express, isn’t just another car wash”, says Rob. “It’s a fast, modern, highly engineered system that’s going to give our customers the best express car wash experience they’ve ever had. This is going to completely change people’s idea of a car wash should be and the change it’s going to make in the Richmond market is tremendous.”
Located at 7048 Forest Hill Ave, across from the Stratford Hills Shopping Center, this will be the franchise’s first location in not just Richmond, but all of Virginia.
“We are thrilled that the state’s first Tommy’s Express facility will be in Richmond, off of Forest Hill Avenue. The location is easily accessible off of Chippenham Parkway, just south of the Huguenot Bridge. We are so excited for the Richmond community to experience the exceptional services Tommy’s Express provides.”
This announcement comes less than seven months after Courtney, Rob, and a handful of investors purchased the lot with the idea of providing the city’s most technologically advanced car wash.
According to Courtney, “When we were first considered putting a Tommy’s Express Car Wash on the lot, I couldn’t really see how this brand was any different than the other car washes we already have in Richmond. But when we visited existing Tommy Express Car Washes elsewhere in the nation and saw the concept in action we realized we have nothing even remotely like it in our city. I think people are going to be overwhelmingly surprised by our capabilities.”
The new facility will feature a visually impressive building design paired with Tommy’s Express exclusive, state-of-the-art car wash technology.
Oversize bay windows will provide a view into the system as it operates, carrying vehicles along a 130’ “Tommy Transporter” dual belt conveyor system able to accommodate a wider variety of vehicles than traditional car wash conveyors.
Soft cloth brushes, tire shine service, hot wax, and a powerful underbody flush round out the available services with total wash time, from entrance to exit, averaging only 2-3 minutes. Self-serve vacuum stations will be available for customers on site.
Using a mobile app, customers will be able to purchase and manage Monthly Unlimited Club Memberships to gain automatic entrance to the wash through exclusive member lanes equipped with high definition license plate readers. According to Worrell, “It is so rare to see an establishment as different from every other competitor in its field as Tommy’s Express is. With amenities from license plate readers to wider conveyor belts, this brand streamlines the car wash process, making our customer’s experience unlike any they’ve ever had before.”
The car wash is scheduled to open to customers in late 2018 / early 2019. Visit Tommys-Express.com for more information.