Carwash Projects and Business Strategies
Consulting Services Expanded
Irvine Advisory Group, LLC provides consulting services to private research firms that serve the investment community worldwide.
Mr. Dadgar, makes scheduled presentations to the firms’ clientele who are researching the car wash industry and include well known Private Equity Firms, Pension Funds, Asset Managers, Investment Banks, and Venture Capital firms with over $300 billion of assets under management.
Paul Dadgar is the founder of ACES, a full line distributor of some the finest car wash equipment in the industry. The company works with a network of distributors that have over 50 years of combined history in equipment distribution, installation, service and repair. ACES projects are some of the first to comply with the National Carwash Installation Standard ™ (NCIS ™) originated by one of its affiliates and which will soon become an industry benchmark.
The company offers car wash operators several specialized programs such as the Hybrid Car Wash System™, Express Exterior Enhancement Package™, Min Max In-Bay Xpress™, In Bay Express Plus ™ (EOR) and the Instaflex Conversion Program™.
Paul Dadgar has consulted and developed express car wash projects for Bliss Development since 2017. He led the development & construction team for Bliss Car Wash, a uniquely branded express exterior car wash chain.
Bliss Car Wash is a division of a privately held company that owns and operates gas stations, convenience stores, car washes and is one of the largest fuel distributors for 76 branded gas in California, Oregon and Washington. Dadgar has also led the firm in developing branded prototype modular buildings with one the largest companies in the country. The first of these 50 projects will be operational in 2019.
Business Growth Strategies
NASCAR CARWASH and Irvine Advisory Group, LLC entered into an agreement whereby IAG will assistance the company in its strategic growth plans to develop into a national chain.
IAG has made introductions to investors both for the purpose of raising private equity and entering into licensing agreements to build, own and operate NASCAR CARWASH locations in selective regions of the USA.
Collaborating for Success
Irvine Advisor Group, LLC provides Fast5Xpress general advisory services in So California. In addition IAG through its affiliations with car wash equipment manufactures has provided the company with its state-of-the-art central vacuum system. Fast 5 Xpress is the fastest growing Express Exterior Carwash chain in Southern California.
Investor Services to the Detail Industry
Irvine Advisory Group provided general consulting services to the owner of Beach Cities Car Wash & Detail. The Detail Shop is one of the most successful in Southern California, currently servicing many high end exotic dealerships.
Business Planning and Implementation
Irvine Advisory Group, LLC was chosen by this 50 year old chain, once the largest regional chain in California, to assist the family owned company with its next generation strategic plans. Beacon Bay owned some of the finest car wash and detail shops in Orange County including the crown jewel of the chain in Newport Beach at Fashion Island.
Redevelopment and Modernization from Full Service to Flex Service Car Wash
IAG worked with the client to develop a modern Flex Service model operation. The effort was extensive and included working with the contractor to remodeling and modernizing a 50 year old facility to include a new equipment room, new boutique and comfortable waiting area for customers.
Many State of the Art Innovations were incorporated in the car wash including:
This venerable 50 year old facility underwent extensive remodeling and reopened as a new, modern Flex Service operation, featuring a new boutique and comfortable waiting area for customers. The car wash tunnel was remodeled with construction work necessary to support a new conveyor system and state-of-the-art all cloth equipment including on-line tire dressing and most recently a Dry N Shine ™. The conveyor and tunnel are approximately 160 feet long, so IAG incorporated multiple services and marketing packages including an online express wax process called California Speed Wax™. IAG recognized that there will be new innovations both in equipment, marketing and new product lines and has provided for the addition of all these updates in the design parameters of the tunnel.
IAG also worked with Vacutech Systems to incorporate a specialized central vacuum system for the Express Detail area and the customer Self Service Vehicle Enhance Center. The car wash is designed to incorporate automated pay stations and gates, which will also include a new POS to be incorporated in later phases of the modernization plan. Washlink Systems provided the car wash with a new Motor Control Center and Variable Frequency Drives for power conservation. Recognizing the concerns related to environmental stewardship & issues with California’s drought, IAG also incorporated and elaborate water saving reclaim and R/O system capable of greatly reducing the amount of fresh water used in the wash process.
Strategic Expansion Plans for a Chain of Washes and Quick Lube Business
IAG provided strategic market data and other strategic planning services to a client that acquired a chain including two full service carwashes a self-service carwash and quick lube. The transaction was settled privately as both parties preferred that the information remain confidential. IAG was also responsible for providing the company recommendations it needed to maintain its competitive advantages and building on its management infrastructure.
Consolidate Through Mergers and Acquisitions with Public Exit Plan
IAG has acquired several washes for the client and identified other M&A candidatesIAG is involved in the strategic growth plans of a client that is diversifying their existing business portfolio by acquiring and operating Full Service and Express Exterior car wash businesses. The clients’ business plan was to acquire multiple sites in their metropolitan trade area and ultimately seek an exit strategy in the public or private equity markets.
IAG has also provided consulting services related to marketing, management oversight, sales training and operational policies and procedures.
Conversion of a Full Service CW to an Express Exterior Car Wash
IAG represents a client who acquired an old full service carwash which had been neglected for the past 10 years. The clients’ strategy was to acquire the location, secure permits to remodel, re-equip then re-introduce the business as a state of the art Express Exterior Car Wash. A great deal of research was done to insure that the new model would find favor and success within the community. IAG also helped the client research and secure significant community redevelopment funds and tax benefits through the state and local utilities.
Working with a Public Company to Introduce a New Carwash Franchise
Mr. Dadgar along with other consultants were chosen and exclusively hired by a large publicly held company to support its entry into the carwash industry. Mr. Dadgar was involved in providing predevelopment location analysis and technical studies, site layout, equipment recommendations, menu and pricing matrix, on site training of site managers, training the trainer programs, and selection of the operating business model. Mr. Clean Performance Car Wash is a National Franchise in the Car Wash Industry.
Exterior Carwash Development
IAG spent two years researching the exterior car wash industry, meeting with some of the largest family owned operations and equipment manufacturers, reviewing site characteristics and demographics and various operating business models across the United States. IAG now brings this experience and business know how to its clientele, throughout California.
Subsequently, Mr. Dadgar was involved in the planning, development, construction and operations of his own Express Exterior Carwash. IAG is working with developers & investors throughout the State of California who are in various stages of development with similar Express Exterior Car Wash projects.