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Company Highlights

Since its founding in 1948, Crew Carwash has been dedicated to delivering a clean, fast friendly experience to each customer, every time they visit.


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1948

Mike’s Minit Man Carwash opens in Fort Wayne, IN.  The full-service carwash is the first in Indiana, and only the 18th in the US.  Founder Joe Dahm chooses the name “Mike’s” to go with Minit Man Carwash.  Truly revolutionary, cars were chained to theconveyor and hand-scrubbed—a humble beginning for what is now  one of the largest exterior-only, high-tech carwashchains in the nation.


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1971

Mike’s opens a second location in Fort Wayne, IN.


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1978

Evolving from full-service to an exterior-only carwash, Mike’s Express Carwash is introduced.


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1985

Mike’s Express opens it first location in Indianapolis, IN on Allisonville Road.


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1993

Founders Joe and Ed Dahm step down, passing the torch to their sons, Bill and Mike Dahm and Jerry Dahm.


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1996

Mike’s Express expands to Ohio, opening on Cincinnati’s Beechmont Avenue.


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2001

Mike’s receives the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics.


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2009

Mike’s is named a “Top Small Workplace” by The Wall Street Journal.


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2011

Rebranding changes the company name to Mike’s Carwash.


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2011

Mike’s introduces a new design concept.  COO Billy Schaming is named President.


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2012

Mike’s washes its 100,000,000 vehicle. Wondering just how long it takes take to wash 100 million vehicles?  64 years.


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2013

Mike’s Carwash expands to Kentucky, opening on Burlington Pike in Florence.


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2014

Owners Bill and Mike Dahm enter into a friendly reorganization creating two separate companies: Crew Carwash in Central Indiana, and Mike’s Carwash in Northern Indiana,Evansville, Indiana, Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio and Florence, Kentucky.

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2014

Crew Carwash is launched with 26 locations in Central Indiana: the Indianapolis area, Kokomo, Lafayette/WestLafayette, Terre Haute and Columbus.


2015

Crew opens its first location since the 2014 Reorganization in Brownsburg, IN.44-Brownsburg


2016

Crew Carwash named Top Places to Work by Team Members. our-awards


2017

Crew Carwash is now open in Merrillville, Bloomington and Avon West making for 30 locations in Indiana. crewcarwash-ncphoto-003

Most locations open Mon-Sat. 7 am - 9 pm/ Sun. 8 am - 8 pm.