Splash Car Wash Hits 60 Sites; Opens New Express Wash in Leray

Milford, CT- August 14, 2023: Splash Car Wash, headquartered in Milford, Connecticut, today announced the opening of its latest development, an express wash in Leray, New York, growing the chain to 60 sites. The new wash, outfitted with a 130-foot conveyor and 19 free self-service vacuum stations, marks Splash’s 41st location in New York.
The Leray wash was completed under the direction of Dave Clements and Jeff Arnold, Splash’s development partners and the former owners of the Classy Chassy chain, which Splash acquired in October of 2021. Clements and Arnold are also managing the ongoing construction of sites in Henrietta, Clay, and Hamburg, New York, all of which are slated to open in early 2024. Splash is also undergoing substantial renovations at its Greece location, which formerly operated under the Buckman’s brand. These improvements are expected to be completed by December.
Construction continues in Randolph, Massachusetts and Derby, Connecticut, as well as in Shelburne and Rutland, Vermont, with anticipated openings in early-to-mid fall.

Splash Car Wash was started in 1981 by Mark Curtis and Chris Fisher with a single location in Greenwich, Connecticut. Since that time, Curtis & Fisher, along with their experienced team and partners, have developed over 80 locations, and currently operate carwash tunnels in Connecticut, Vermont, and New York. Many sites include detailing operations, eight locations provide oil change services, and two locations operate laundromats.
Splash has been named “Best Carwash” by numerous publications over 40 times and has been recognized as a “Top Workplace in Connecticut” for the past several years by Hearst Publications. Four General Managers employed by Splash have been recognized as “Most Valuable Carwasher” by Professional Carwash & Detailing Magazine and Auto Laundry News. Splash has been awarded the US Chambers of Commerce prestigious “Blue Chip Enterprise Award” and has been inducted into the Connecticut Business Hall of Fame.
Palladin Consumer Retail Partners (“PCRP” or “Palladin”) is a Boston-based private investment firm, founded in 1998, that focuses primarily on the retail and consumer products sectors in North America and Europe. Our team has a strong investment and operating track record; the Principals of PCRP have invested in, financed, or managed over 100 public and private retail and consumer products companies. We pride ourselves on working closely with management teams to create value through strategic and operational initiatives. PCRP strives to provide its portfolio companies with the advantages of a strategic partner and the operating flexibility and incentives of a financial investor. Current and former investments include M@C Discount , Southeast Mechanical, Tailwind Concessions, Leapfrog Brands, Decowraps, PB Metro, Splash Car Wash, KT Tape, Nic+Zoe, InMotion Entertainment, J. McLaughlin, Things Remembered, Restoration Hardware, Spencer Gifts, Jamba Juice, Worldlynx, Multi-Flow, and Kwik-Tek
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Patricia Donnelly