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Northbrook Waterway Named Corporate Citizen of the Year

“It may still be a relative newcomer to Northbrook, but Waterway Carwash has swiftly become one of the most visible and active participants in the community.”

Every year the Northbrook Chamber of Commerce honors area businesses based on a spirit of giving and community involvement. This year, the Northbrook Waterway Carwash receives this recognition for its support of over 50 local organizations since opening in 2015. Click here to read the article.

Every year the Northbrook Chamber of Commerce honors area businesses based on a spirit of giving and community involvement. This year, the Northbrook Waterway Carwash receives this recognition for its support of over 50 local organizations since opening in 2015. Click here to read the article.

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Waterway Carwash Opens in Highland Park

Newly renovated facility is Waterway’s 22nd location

ST. LOUIS – Waterway® Carwash is pleased to announce the grand opening of its second Chicago location in Highland Park, at the former Crossroads Soft Cloth Car Wash. Located at 64 Skokie Valley Road, just north of Lake Cook Road, extensive renovations now offer consumers a new state-of-the-art experience.

Waterway has invested $3 million in the building and the site,  including all-new new car wash equipment, building improvements, landscape enhancements and a modernized and expanded customer area, inside and out, to provide the same great Waterway experience that customers have come to know and expect.

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ST. LOUIS – Waterway® Carwash is pleased to announce the grand opening of its second Chicago location in Highland Park, at the former Crossroads Soft Cloth Car Wash. Located at 64 Skokie Valley Road, just north of Lake Cook Road, extensive renovations now offer consumers a new state-of-the-art experience.

Waterway has invested $3 million in the building and the site,  including all-new new car wash equipment, building improvements, landscape enhancements and a modernized and expanded customer area, inside and out, to provide the same great Waterway experience that customers have come to know and expect.

The once 5,000 sf building, now sits at 6,600 sf.

“We are excited about becoming an integral part of the Highland Park community,” said Bob Dubinsky, Waterway President and CEO.  “We are committed as always, to providing the cleanest, friendliest, and highest quality car wash in town, and we look forward to expanding our presence in the Chicagoland area.”

Waterway Carwash offers a wide range of full-service and exterior-only car washes. In addition, Waterway has several discount and loyalty programs including an unlimited wash program called the Clean Car Club®, a free Discount Card and a free program for students and educators called The Perk. The Highland Park location also has a convenience store with a broad selection of traditional and more unusual items, including premium coffee, as well as a Bike fix-it station for users of the Skokie Valley bike path.

“Waterway has been setting the standard in the carwash industry for almost 50 years,” said Jason Young, Market Leader in Chicago. “We look forward to serving Highland Park residents and surrounding communities for generations to come.”

Giving back to the community is a cornerstone of Waterway’s business philosophy. Waterway actively supports Highland Park High School and Deerfield High School, as well as the Highland Park Chamber of Commerce – establishing a scholarship award for Highland Park High School DECA students, supporting the Deerfield Booster Club and sponsoring various events for the Highland Park Chamber of Commerce, including the Highland Park Chamber Holiday Celebration. The company participated in the Highland Park Sidewalk Sale – offering residents a chance to win free car washes. Waterway was also recently named Corporate Citizen of the Year by the neighboring Northbrook Chamber of Commerce.

A third north shore Waterway® Carwash is planned to open in Skokie in 2019, at the site of the former Piser Funeral Home inside of the triangle bordered by Skokie Blvd., Church St and Gross Pointe Road.

For more information on the Highland Park location, please visit www.waterway.com/highlandpark-il.

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Auto Laundry News spotlights Waterway Carwash

Interview with Bob Dubinsky on unlimited wash clubs

Auto Laundry News, a leading publication in the car care industry, recently interviewed Bob Dubinsky, Waterway CEO and President. “Unlimited car wash plans have been a big part of our business for 40 years. People told us probably for 30 years that we were crazy for doing it. And now of course it has taken over the industry.”

Click here to read the article.

Auto Laundry News, a leading publication in the car care industry, recently interviewed Bob Dubinsky, Waterway CEO and President. “Unlimited car wash plans have been a big part of our business for 40 years. People told us probably for 30 years that we were crazy for doing it. And now of course it has taken over the industry.”

Click here to read the article.

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Waterway donates $20K to the North Suburban YMCA

Donation to help the Y’s ongoing community programs

In a ceremony during the North Suburban YMCA’s 50th Anniversary celebration, Waterway presented a $20,000 check to the Y’s CEO and President, Howard Schultz. The North Suburban YMCA and Waterway have been community partners since the Northbrook Waterway opened in 2015. Click here to learn more from the Northbrook Star.

In a ceremony during the North Suburban YMCA’s 50th Anniversary celebration, Waterway presented a $20,000 check to the Y’s CEO and President, Howard Schultz. The North Suburban YMCA and Waterway have been community partners since the Northbrook Waterway opened in 2015. Click here to learn more from the Northbrook Star.

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Waterway President and CEO on STL Live

Bob Dubinsky talks about Waterway returning to The Hill.

Click here to watch STL Live interview Bob Dubinsky, Waterway President and CEO, about the new Waterway Express location.

Click here to watch STL Live interview Bob Dubinsky, Waterway President and CEO, about the new Waterway Express location.

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Waterway® Carwash Takes the Reins at Crossroads Car Wash

After 30 years, owner Earl Slavin chooses Waterway to continue tradition

ST. LOUIS – Waterway® Carwash, setting the standard in the carwash industry for 40 years, is pleased to announce it has acquired the Crossroads Soft Cloth Car Wash at 64 Skokie Valley Road, just north of Lake Cook Road in Highland Park, IL.

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ST. LOUIS – Waterway® Carwash, setting the standard in the carwash industry for 40 years, is pleased to announce it has acquired the Crossroads Soft Cloth Car Wash at 64 Skokie Valley Road, just north of Lake Cook Road in Highland Park, IL.

Waterway will be making extensive renovations to the location, operated by Earl Slavin since 1987, including:

  • All-new car wash equipment
  • Building modifications
  • Landscape enhancements
  • Modernized and expanded customer area, inside and out
  • Bike fix-it station for users of the Skokie Valley bike path
  • Broader selection of items in the store, including premium coffee

“We look forward to expanding our presence into Highland Park and providing our brand of services, giving customers the cleanest, friendliest and highest quality car wash experience in town,” said Bob Dubinsky, Waterway President and CEO.  “We highly respect Earl Slavin’s operation and wish him a happy retirement. We are committed to continuing what his customers and this community have come to expect.”

Waterway is investing $3 million for improvements to the 50,000 sf property; once improved, the building itself will be 6,600 sf.

Customers are encouraged to visit Waterway’s existing location in Northbrook on Waukegan Road just north of Willow during this period. The Highland Park store will be closed for approximately three to four months for construction.

For more information on the Highland Park location, please visit www.waterway.com/highlandpark-il. For a letter from Earl Slavin, please click here.

Waterway is working to develop a third north shore Chicago location in Skokie inside the triangle bordered by Skokie Blvd., Church St and Gross Pointe Road at the site of the former Piser Funeral Home. This new location is scheduled to open by spring 2019.

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Waterway Introduces Waterway Express

New Concept in the St. Louis Region is a Win for City and Consumers

ST. LOUIS – Waterway® Carwash, setting the standard in the carwash industry for 40 years, is pleased to announce Waterway Express is coming to the City of St. Louis. The new location is located at 2261 S. Kingshighway, on the northwest corner of Kingshighway and Southwest Avenue, the site of a former BP gas station.

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ST. LOUIS – Waterway® Carwash, setting the standard in the carwash industry for 40 years, is pleased to announce Waterway Express is coming to the City of St. Louis. The new location is located at 2261 S. Kingshighway, on the northwest corner of Kingshighway and Southwest Avenue, the site of a former BP gas station.

Waterway’s double-tunnel concept is brand new to the St. Louis region and provides busy people with the convenience of an efficient, exterior car wash.  The drive-through car wash will feature a high-capacity wash, multiple self-vacuum stations and competitive pricing. Waterway Express is committed to the same great Waterway experience customers have come to know and expect.

“This is an exciting concept for Waterway with its sole focus on fast and friendly service,” explained Waterway President and CEO Bob Dubinsky.  “And we really do mean unbelievably fast! Our experienced Waterway staff will be out there at all times to offer assistance to customers.”

Waterway is investing $4.5 million in improvements to the site, which will include extensive landscaping as part of the company’s commitment to beautification and sustainable plantings. An estimated twenty jobs will be created, and the location is scheduled to open spring 2018.

Waterway welcomes the opportunity to broaden its reach and return to South City. The company has worked closely with the Hill 2000 Association and incorporated many of community’s suggestions into the plan.

About Waterway® Carwash

Founded in 1970 in St. Louis, MO, Waterway currently operates 20 locations in five cities and is a nationally recognized leader in the car wash industry.  Each location offers a combination of top-of-line technology, car wash services, snacks, drinks and useful merchandise; select locations offer major brand gasoline.  Each store is developed for convenience, ease of use, speed of service and comfort.   Neighborhood locations are carefully selected, buildings are high-end, and the best people deliver outstanding service and a quality experience with attention to detail.  www.waterway.com

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Waterway featured in ICA News

A Pioneer in the Car Wash Business

Did you know Waterway Carwash is a pioneer of unlimited car wash programs? The Clean Car Club has been around since the 1970s. Recently, the International Carwash Association profiled Waterway. Click here to read the full article.

 

Did you know Waterway Carwash is a pioneer of unlimited car wash programs? The Clean Car Club has been around since the 1970s. Recently, the International Carwash Association profiled Waterway. Click here to read the full article.

 

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Waterway’s VP of Operations – Profile

“That’s what this is all about: one big family and we’re all in this together.”

Shaun Nordgaarden, Vice President of Operations at Waterway, was recently profiled by the International Carwash Association. After 20 years at Waterway, Shaun explains, “I’m helping location leaders be successful and making sure we’re all in alignment with the company’s core values and objectives. I’m talking with employees and customers all day – I don’t consider what I do to be an office job at all.” Click here to read the full ICA profile.

Shaun Nordgaarden, Vice President of Operations at Waterway, was recently profiled by the International Carwash Association. After 20 years at Waterway, Shaun explains, “I’m helping location leaders be successful and making sure we’re all in alignment with the company’s core values and objectives. I’m talking with employees and customers all day – I don’t consider what I do to be an office job at all.” Click here to read the full ICA profile.

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