The Crew Story

Back in 1948, with great foresight and a nod to innovation, Founder Joe Dahm opened Indiana’s first automated carwash, Mike’s Minit Man. A few years later, Joe’s brother Ed Dahm, joined the business. At the time, just 18 carwashes were operating in the United States. Since then, millions of vehicles have passed through the carwash and Crew has become one of the largest carwash companies in the nation.

Still owned by the Dahm Family, Crew Carwash continues to grow and innovate to deliver on our brand promise to provide our customers with “Clean, fast and friendly” service – every day. Our carwashes feature the most advanced technology available, specially formulated detergents, soft cloth, computer-controlled equipment and our special touchless hot air dryers. In addition, we utilize 40% recycled water and 60% fresh water due to our water reclamation systems that allow us to filter, clean and re-use some of the water in our wash process.

An Indiana based, multi-generational family business built to last, Crew Carwash has opened multiple locations throughout Indiana. The name Crew honors our dedicated and talented crew members who work hard to earn your trust and keep you coming back. We know that next to your home, your vehicle is likely one of the largest investments you’ll make – and caring for it safely is a privilege we do not take lightly.

For over 70 years, we’ve held fast to one goal – delivering a clean, quick carwash, every time, with a smile to the customer. As our Founder, Joe Dahm often reminds us, we’re really in the people business. We just happen to wash cars. And, we believe much of our success stems directly from treating our boss, the customer, to the best possible experience every time they visit.


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