Miami-Based El Car Wash Recognized as One of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the Southeast by Inc. Magazine

Following the company’s rapid expansion, the car care facility ranked No. 45 in the Inc. 5000 Regionals Southeast list with an average 115% two-year growth

MIAMI–()–El Car Wash, the largest and fastest-growing express car wash operator in Florida, announced today that it has ranked No. 45 on Inc. Magazine’s 2024 Inc. 5000 Regionals: Southeast list.

El Car Wash’s recognition demonstrates the company’s remarkable growth in the Southeast region. Between 2020 and 2022, El Car Wash had an average annual growth rate of 115 percent and added 100+ jobs. The company opened 20+ new locations in 2023, with another 20+ slated to open this year.

Miami-Based El Car Wash Recognized as One of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the Southeast

“We are excited to be recognized as one of the top 50 fastest-growing private companies in the Southeast and expect that growth to continue to accelerate in the years ahead,” said Justin Landau and Geoff Karas, co-founders and co-CEOs of El Car Wash. “This recognition underscores and validates the team’s investment thesis and best-in-class execution the last few years.”

The company is an active community leader through its partnerships with key local organizations such as Baptist Health, Miami HEAT, Florida Panthers, Zoo Miami, local police and fire departments, schools, and more. The partnerships have contributed to expansion in key markets, leading to rapid growth and brand affinity.

El Car Wash continues to balance new developments that are consistent with the company’s M&A strategy of entering new markets by purchasing premier sites. The company continues to invest in cutting-edge technology and best-in-class products that keep the 200,000+ members engaged with the brand.

As an innovator, El Car Wash also leads the way in workplace inclusivity through its Neurodivergent Hiring Program, developed in partnership with The de Moya Foundation. The company promotes eco-conscious practices and implements added measures to minimize its environmental footprint through biodegradable chemicals and advanced waste disposal methods, saving approximately 100 gallons of water with each visit.

“The honorees in our Inc. 5000 network are the Who’s Who of private companies. They’re energizing regional economies as they engineer the future of their industries. Learn who they are and what they do — they’ll be impacting things for a while,” said Eric Hagerman, Special Projects Editor at Inc. Media.

El Car Wash has over 40 operating stores, across various Florida markets, including Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Brevard County, Orange County, Collier County, and Lee County. In conjunction with operating locations and sites under development, the company will expand its footprint to over 60 locations across Florida and the Midwest in 2024. Given its past and projected growth, El Car Wash continues to be a driving force in the car care industry.

About El Car Wash

El Car Wash is a rapidly growing premier car care facility with over 200,000 members. Committed to innovation, quality, and sustainability, El Car Wash offers a comprehensive range of services designed to meet the diverse needs of modern drivers. With cutting-edge technology, unlimited wash programs, eco-friendly practices, and a team of skilled professionals, El Car Wash is dedicated to delivering an unparalleled automotive experience. The company takes pride in its eco-friendly approach, reclaiming up to 90% of water used and reusing it for as many car washes as possible. For more information about El Car Wash and its services, please visit

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