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.
Founders Joe and Ed Dahm step down, passing the torch to their sons, Bill and Mike Dahm and Jerry Dahm.
Mike’s washes its 100,000,000 vehicle. Wondering just how long it takes take to wash 100 million vehicles? 64 years.
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.
Crew Carwash is launched with 26 locations in Central Indiana: the Indianapolis area, Kokomo, Lafayette/WestLafayette, Terre Haute and Columbus.