Lance Winslow is the founder and President of WashGuy.com and
the Orderawash.com network, which is nearly completed, and was formerly President and
Founder of Car Wash Guys International, Inc. He has operated three other mobile washing
businesses. From 1979 until 1984, Lance operated an aircraft washing service at three
different airports under the names Speedy Waxers and Aero Speed Waxing. These companies
were sold to finance Aero-Auto Wash in 1985. From 1981 to 1985 he also sold aircraft under
the name Speedy Aircraft Finders, became a private pilot at age seventeen and started the
world's first aircraft multi-listing service. During this time, Lance was also the Western
Regional Advertising Representative for a major general aviation newspaper. He then
operated Aero-Auto Wash until April 1990 and in June of 1989 Lance Winslow founded The Car
Wash Guys. He later decided to capitalize on his concept and franchise. He created Car
Wash Guys, International for this purpose. It was later determined, after 3 years of
franchising, that the market potential of the washing industry was clearly underestimated.
Lance estimates the industry potential at several hundred billion dollars. To tap into
some of this potential, and in honor of the new millennium, Lance created WashGuy.com.
Lance Winslow and his team, over the past decade, has washed for the following firms:
AT&T, GTE, Pacific Telephone, The Gas Company, Federal Express, County of Ventura,
Cities of Ventura, Fillmore, Oxnard, Pt. Hueneme, Simi Valley and Camarillo, U.S. Postal
Service, California Highway Patrol, Cal Trans, Chevron, Union 76, Texaco, Conoco, Exxon,
General Motors, Northrop, Hewlett Packard, Everest & Jennings, State Farm, Nabisco,
Orowheat, Frito Lay, Gallo Wine, Coca Cola, Emery Express, G.I. Trucking, Viking Freight,
Willig Freight, CWX, Ryder Transportation, Penske Leasing, Mother's Cookies, Coor's,
Budget, Avis, Hertz, Dollar and Enterprise Rent-A-Cars, Montana Power, Macon Power, Waste
Management, The Green Team, Frieghtliner, Peterbilt, Isuzu, Select Truck, IDEA Lease, BFI,
Schumberger, Hyatt, Wendy's, McDonalds, 7-11, Budweiser, Arby's, Back Yard Burgers,
Blockbuster, B of A, Bennigans, J.B. Hunt, Swift, Fed Ex Ground, RPS, MBE, Blackeye'd
Peas, Chili's, Corporate Jet, Millionaire, Fudruckers, Good Times Burgers, Home Depot,
K-Mart, KFC, Lowes, Marriott, McDonalds, Midas, Pepsi, Pizza Hut, Pizzeria Uno, Public
Storage, Quizno's, Speedy Auto Glass, Subway, Taco Bell, Wal-mart, Taco Cabana, and
His team has also washed for the U.S. Air Force, FBI, California Air National Guard, small
charter outfits, FBO's and flying clubs. They have experience washing trains, boats, heavy
equipment, concrete and graffiti removal. This year alone his team has acquired corporate
employee washing orders at Oracle, 3-Com, Countrywide Funding, Cisco Systems, Blue Cross,
Litton, Teredyne, Intel, Card Service International, AMD, Imation, Amgen, Wells Fargo, and
State Farm. Fleet washing contracts signed so far in 1998 include SFO Airporter, United
Airlines, Smart Shuttle, City of Brisbane, City of Calabasas, Las Virgenes School
District, Laidlaw, Durham Transportation, Department of Water and Power (Los Angeles),
Metrotrans, Oak Park School District, etc. (of course, this is just a partial list).
Lance was a Junior Olympic AAU track and field champion starting at age ten which
culminated into a track scholarship to college. During his youth, Lance posted four
consecutive years of no defeats. He continues running to this day. In high school Lance
was class president, four-year varsity letterman and voted Most Likely To Succeed. He was
President of his high school's Future Business Leaders of America club and Chess club. In
the past five years, Lance personally has assisted non-profit groups in raising over
$500,000 in funds for their organizations. In 1995 he rode his bicycle from Oregon to
Mexico in six days in a pledge drive for the Special Olympics. He was Deputy Grand
Marshall and Honorary Sheriff for the county's largest parade. Lance has been active in
the Optimist Club International and Kiwanis Clubs. He understands local politics having
run in two consecutive elections for a city council seat. Lance was appointed to the
county's Council on Economic Vitality. He also served on the California Association of
Governments. He founded the Neighborhood Mobile Watch Patrol which involves small
businesses, chambers of commerce, police departments and cities. The entire program is
privately funded. He also introduced a program where local businesses could sell their
wares on the Internet, providing jobs, additional revenue for civic groups and increased
sales volumes for many local merchants.
During the aftermath of the Northridge, California earthquake Lance reconstructed a water
purification plant for Unilab, a medical clinical laboratory-testing corporation. His
innovation in marketing has propelled The Car Wash Guys to celebrity status in many
cities. Known for this enthusiasm, exuberance and motivation, Lance Winslow is a sought
after speaker for MBA programs at top colleges and universities. However, he says,
"My first and foremost responsibility is to The Car Wash Guys team."
Following exhaustive research and comprehensive comparisons of franchise case law,
legislative updates and hundred's of other franchisor documents, Lance wrote his own
Uniform Franchise Offering Circular (UFOC), Franchisee Agreement with all exhibits. The
ninety plus page legal document was approved by the California Department of Corporations
in three working days. A feat never done before in California. Lance became a franchisor
at age thirty-two.
Lance was previously elected to The Board of Directors of the American Association of
Franchises and Dealers (AAFD). He also served on the Fair Franchising Standards Committee.
This committee advises the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and various Senate
sub-committees on law changes necessary to protect franchisees. Car Wash Guys
International, Inc. was also a member of the International Franchise Association, but left
due to a difference in beliefs regarding the Internet and modern day franchising. Lance
also consults with Susan Kezios, President of the (AFA) American Franchisee Association
and Founder of Women In Franchising. Lance's dedication to the franchising industry has
also attracted other franchise leaders, such as Lou Gurnick, Lance's mentor and sole
franchise consultant. Lou helped found Midas Muffler, was a consultant to Ray Kroc and
assisted Tom Monahan in taking Dominos Pizza to Europe. Lou has over 50 years experience
Lance has also co-authored the book "Franchising 101" published by Dearborn.
This book is co-sponsored and distributed by the Association of Small Business Development
Centers (ASBDC). Over one million copies were sold and distributed to individuals
attending government run seminars and who are interested in starting a business or buying
a franchise. Lance Winslow also authored a book "How To Run A Successful Car Wash
Fundraiser" which is geared towards helping non-profit groups raise money. It will be
on the shelves of most large retail bookstores soon, as well as an abridged version
available on The Car Wash Guys web site. We are also negotiating with Iuniverse.com to
make this book available to the world.
Lance led Car Wash Guys International through the rigorous screening of the United States
Small Business Administration (SBA) to become an approved franchisor eligible for
franchisee funding. A task that fewer than eight percent (less than 250) of all
franchisors have accomplished.
Lance was 100% owner of Car Wash Guys International, Inc. up until the day it was closed.
He doesn't have to answer to stockholders, partners or venture capitalists; only to his
team members, that's you, the franchisee.
Lance has added modules to WashGuy.com. These modules include: House Wash Guys, Aircraft
Wash Guys, Awning Wash Guys, Graffiti Control Guys, Deck Wash Guys, boat Wash Guys,
Tractor Wash Guys, Window Wash Guys, Mini-blind Wash Guys, and Concrete Wash Guys.
Lance and his team are conducting test markets of the following additions to the team:
mobile oil change trucks, mobile bed-liners and other coatings, fixed site car washes,
8-bay detailing super centers, truck detailing shops, pontoon boat washing units, and
chemical snow removal units. He is engineering an electric powered hydro-cushioned car
Lance and his team are working on two books:
"The Power of Presence - Brand Name Marketing Warfare"
"Perseverance x1010 - One Man's Vision, an Entire Team's Destiny"
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