Message from the President

Fellow Carwash Professionals:

It’s hard to believe that we are in the final months of 2019. I hope this year has been a prosperous and productive one for your business. The Carwash Association of Pennsylvania had one of our most active years yet, adding new events and new members along the way.

On September 19, CAP hosted its annual golf outing and member picnic at the Cumberland Valley Golf Course in Carlisle. We had a strong turnout of golfers – and the great weather may have a helped a bit with this. Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors and in-kind donors, CAP’s biggest fundraising event of the year was a success and every golfer left with a prize, including one very lucky winner of a Yeti cooler.

In October at the annual Chamber of the Northern Poconos dinner, The Car Wash on RT6, owned and operated by CAP Treasurer Dave Edwards, was recognized for their environmentally conscious efforts with the Green Business Award for its 80% water recycling and reuse, LED lighting with respect lowering energy consumption, and the use of tank-less hot water, amongst many good environmental practices. We offer Dave our sincerest congratulations!

On a more somber note, it is with great respect that we remember William “Billy” Simpson, a Veteran of the Korean War who passed away on July 14, 2019. Billy was a Purple Heart recipient, good conduct medal, combat infantry badge, United Nations service medal, and Korean service medal with two bronze battle stars. After retirement, Billy enjoyed working for the Bubbleworks Car Wash, of Washington, PA for 21 years, and was a contact of CAP Board Member, Alec Hedman. We are very grateful for his military service and his contribution to the car wash industry.

As our busy year comes to a close, I want to again thank each and every member of CAP – and our carwash community as a whole. You are a part of what makes this industry special. I would be remiss if I didn’t welcome you to learn more about CAP and our membership benefits by visiting www.pacarwash.org. We would love to have you be a part of our continued growth in 2020.

Regards and best wishes,

Keith Lutz

President, Carwash Association of Pennsylvania

About CAP

logobigIn the early 90’s car wash owners and operators rallied protect and promote their livelihood, as local and state government agencies continued to expand their regulatory reach on small businesses in the Commonwealth. The Carwash Association of Pennsylvania was formed by a group of proactive industry leaders to advance and safeguard the business interests of the car wash industry. Their vision was to build a trade association that would foster and support efforts to improve and expand the quality and standards of industry services. Further, Association founders wished to establish and facilitate a networking venue that promoted the development of industry relationships where members could share best-practices and business experiences. Do you share that vision? 

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