Octopus Car Wash locations bought by out-of-state company

Freeman Staff

July 2, 2015

Mister Car Wash has acquired the five Octopus Car Wash locations in Madison and Rockford, Ill.
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MADISON — The five Octopus Car Wash locations in Madison and Rockford, Ill., have been purchased by Mister Car Wash out of Arizona. The acquisition was completed June 30.

Mister Car Wash now operates 157 car washes in 18 states and continues to accelerate its growth strategy by adding 21 stores to its portfolio since the beginning of the year, according to the Thursday announcement.

“Wisconsin and Illinois are strong and dynamic markets with a long history of washing cars,” said John Lai, president and CEO of Mister Car Wash, in a statement. “This bolsters our already strong position in the Midwest and we can't wait to begin working alongside a very talented group of team members.”

The Arizona company has targeted high-performing sites for acquisition and focused on recruiting, training and retaining top talent from the store level to top leadership positions, according to the announcement.