Message from the President

Dear Fellow Carwash Professionals, Friends and Colleagues:

In the first quarter of any new year, we set high expectations for what we hope to achieve over the next 12 months. 2019 is no exception. I know many carwash professionals, operators and vendors alike, have set ambitious goals and milestones and have every intent on reaching them this year. I have no doubt that with ambition and innovation we can all make 2019 an exceptional year, both professionally and personally. But before I dive too far ahead into the goals we have set for the Carwash Association of Pennsylvania (CAP) for the New Year, I want to briefly reflect upon the many successes we achieved over the last 12 months.

2018 proved to be an active and exciting year for the Carwash Association of Pennsylvania! We again hosted our Annual Dinner and Table Top Show in June, followed by our first-ever baseball outing where operators, vendors and their families joined us in Pittsburgh in August. In October, the CAP Annual Golf Outing more than doubled its number of golfers – and funds raised – in just one year. While we’re pretty sure some great golf weather had something to do with it, we see this as an all-around win for CAP and the members we serve! Most importantly, we continue to benefit from a very active and engaged Board of Directors who make this organization, and its growth, possible. So thank you – and to our loyal membership base as well.

While it was bittersweet to close the chapter on such an exciting year, I know that 2019 stands only to present more opportunities and yield greater outcomes for the carwash industry in Pennsylvania and beyond.

And we want you to be a part of this!

If you are not a current CAP member, we invite you to join our growing network of operators and vendors from across the Commonwealth. We have hit the ground running in 2019 with plans to invest even more resources into our membership this year, resources that will help carwash businesses better connect, collaborate and contribute to our industry. Please visit us today at www.pacarwash.org to be a part of this movement!

Without hesitation, I can say that the carwash industry is a great community of helpful and generous people. We are faced with some pretty unique challenges, which is all the more reason for us to band together and know that we can call upon one another in a time of need. I am proud of the progress we are making each and every year through the Carwash Association of Pennsylvania – and this year is just one more opportunity to keep the momentum going.

Best wishes for continued growth throughout 2019!

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?