“In my 50 years, this is the most exciting time to be in this business.”

These were the words of our own Tom Essenburg as he was inducted into the car wash hall of fame at The Car Wash Show 2019 only days ago, in recognition of his long service and influential career in the car wash industry


Tom has been with our company from the very beginning, founding Tommy Car Wash Systems to pursue changes and improvements to car wash technology and laying the foundations that would become Tommy’s Express Car Wash, a family of high-performance designer car washes that produce a premium result faster and more consistently than any other system on the market.

Held in Nashville, TN this year’s convention featured car wash operators, manufacturers, and industry leaders from across the world—including a strong contingent of Tommy Car wash Systems and Tommy’s Express team members. A number of new developments were featured, including updates to the Totally
Tommy design, equipment refinements, and all new products including a new performance vacuum design and the 24k Tommy RO System.

The event also included a joint presentation between Ryan Essenburg, President of Tommy Car Wash Systems, and Ed Rensi, former CEO of McDonalds, on the Fundamentals of Express Car Wash Success, franchising, and the emerging changes sweeping our industry.

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