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Waterway Gas & Wash Receives BBB TORCH Award

Waterway Gas & Wash and other TORCH Award winners — along with two Student of Ethics award winners — were recognized at the BBB TORCH Awards reception and luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel, St. Louis.

ST. LOUIS – Waterway Gas & Wash is a 2019 Better Business Bureau (BBB) TORCH Award winner for BBB Serving Eastern & Southwest Missouri & Southern Illinois.

The TORCH Awards recognize businesses and charities exemplifying high ethics in their treatment of customers, employees and suppliers. Ten businesses and two charities are being recognized in 2019.

“BBB TORCH Awards recognize companies and charities committed to exceptional standards and high ethics,” said Michelle Corey, BBB St. Louis President and CEO. “These organizations have truly joined BBB’s mission of advancing marketplace trust in an exemplary way and are role models for other businesses and nonprofits in the community.”

Starting as a single car wash in Kirkwood, Missouri, Waterway Gas & Wash has been in business since since 1970. Now a company with 23 locations in five major metropolitan areas, Waterway’s mission is to give customers the cleanest, friendliest, highest-quality car wash experience in town.

When asked about what winning a TORCH Award means to the company, Shaun Nordgaarden, ice president of operations said, “It is wonderful to give our customers the satisfaction of knowing we have been recognized for our commitment to an exceptional standard.”

Click here to learn more.

ST. LOUIS – Waterway Gas & Wash is a 2019 Better Business Bureau (BBB) TORCH Award winner for BBB Serving Eastern & Southwest Missouri & Southern Illinois.

The TORCH Awards recognize businesses and charities exemplifying high ethics in their treatment of customers, employees and suppliers. Ten businesses and two charities are being recognized in 2019.

“BBB TORCH Awards recognize companies and charities committed to exceptional standards and high ethics,” said Michelle Corey, BBB St. Louis President and CEO. “These organizations have truly joined BBB’s mission of advancing marketplace trust in an exemplary way and are role models for other businesses and nonprofits in the community.”

Starting as a single car wash in Kirkwood, Missouri, Waterway Gas & Wash has been in business since since 1970. Now a company with 23 locations in five major metropolitan areas, Waterway’s mission is to give customers the cleanest, friendliest, highest-quality car wash experience in town.

When asked about what winning a TORCH Award means to the company, Shaun Nordgaarden, ice president of operations said, “It is wonderful to give our customers the satisfaction of knowing we have been recognized for our commitment to an exceptional standard.”

Click here to learn more.

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Waterway named Top Workplace by St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Out of all large companies in the region, with 500+ employees, Waterway Carwash placed 5th in the Top Workplace rankings.

St. Louis – Waterway Carwash has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor by The Post-Dispatch. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

“Waterway is a fun, exciting, and rewarding place to work because of all the terrific people on our team. We are proud to be recognized for this achievement because of the statement that it makes about each and every one of our team members,” says Shaun Nordgaarden, Vice President of Operations.

 

St. Louis – Waterway Carwash has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor by The Post-Dispatch. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

“Waterway is a fun, exciting, and rewarding place to work because of all the terrific people on our team. We are proud to be recognized for this achievement because of the statement that it makes about each and every one of our team members,” says Shaun Nordgaarden, Vice President of Operations.

 

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Waterway Interview on UMSL Business Podcast

“We’re here to do more than just run our business. We’re here to be part of the community.”

The College of Business Administration at the University of Missouri-St. Louis recently interviewed Waterway on its “In Your Business” podcast. Shaun Nordgaarden, Vice President of Operations, and Madelyn Witkowski, Marketing Assistant, spoke about Waterway’s dedication to education and its involvement in the various communities it serves. Click here to check out the podcast.

The College of Business Administration at the University of Missouri-St. Louis recently interviewed Waterway on its “In Your Business” podcast. Shaun Nordgaarden, Vice President of Operations, and Madelyn Witkowski, Marketing Assistant, spoke about Waterway’s dedication to education and its involvement in the various communities it serves. Click here to check out the podcast.

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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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