Quick N Clean Express Car Wash Revs Up Houston Expansion, Four Sites in Hand, More Coming Soon

May 16, 2022

HOUSTON – Arizona-based Quick N Clean Express Car Wash is pushing full-throttle on a Texas expansion, locking in four locations in Greater Houston with negotiations actively underway for another 15 region-wide.

In back-to-back acquisitions, the express car wash chain has acquired three development sites:

  • 1.54 acres near the intersection of Fairmont Parkway and Panama Street in Pasadena;
  • 4.41 acres at the intersection of FM 1488 and Katy Lee Lane in Magnolia;
  • and a 0.94-acre tract at 13838 Westheimer Rd. in Houston. An existing 5,540-sf car wash will be razed in the near future.
    Meanwhile, Quick N Clean is poised to start construction on a site it bought in late 2021 at 16746 FM 529 in Copperfield’s major retail hub. An existing car wash will be demolished and the 6.11 acres scraped to make way for a new facility, which is slated to open in Q4.

    “Quick N Clean is an experienced developer. It is highly creative in site selection,” says Nick Ramsey, senior associate of NewQuest Properties who represents the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based chain in Greater Houston. “There’s no set limit on the number of locations at this point.”

    The privately-owned company began focusing on Greater Houston after establishing its presence in North Texas, where there are six locations up and running. Quick N Clean also is expanding in its home state of Arizona and California.

    “Express car washes are pandemic-resistant as was proven in 2020 and 2021. They were able to stay open unlike full-service competitors,” Ramsey says.

    A Quick N Clean Express Car Wash features three pay stations, vacuums and wash tunnel. “There is no interaction with employees unless it’s needed,” Ramsey explains.

    Quick N Clean has achieved national recognition for its high-end services, including a membership option and state-of-the-art technology. According to market studies, nearly eight million vehicles are washed each day at retail car washes nationwide.

    “Quick N Clean is watching Houston’s residential growth, especially in the west and southwest sectors,” Ramsey says.

    In the Pasadena deal, Ramsey and Jon Jamison, formerly with NewQuest, brokered the acquisition of Quick N Clean. The seller was John O. Harris Interests LP, which was represented by Marshall Clinkscales of Colliers International Houston Inc.

    In Magnolia, the seller was LIDL US Operations LLC. J.J. McDermott, also formerly with Houston-based NewQuest Properties, represented the seller in negotiations with Quick N Clean’s broker, Ramsey.

    Fall Creek Car Wash & Lube Inc. sold the Westheimer property to Quick N Clean, Ramsey’s client. Sunny Durani of Realm Real Estate represented the seller.
    Genoa Partner Investments LP has acquired 11.94 acres at 2602 Genoa Red Bluff Rd., Houston, from Partner Industrial Infrastructure LP. Nick Ramsey and Kevin Sims of NewQuest Properties represented the seller. Robert McGee of Lee & Associates DFW represented the buyer.

    Clearwater Express Car Wash has ground-leased a 40,075-acre pad site (0.91 acres) in the Shoppes at Magnolia Circle, 7424 FM 1488, Magnolia, from NewQuest. Andrew Alvis of NewQuest Properties represented the landlord. Jack Burghur and David Kresten of Streetwise Retail Advisors represented the tenant.

    Pediatrix has leased 4,545 sf of retail space in Carpenter’s Landing, located at the intersection of Wallisville Road and Carpenters Landing Way, Houston, from NewQuest Properties. Nick Ramsey and Kevin Sims of NewQuest Properties represented the landlord. Crystal Allen and Loch Cook of Transwestern represented the tenant.

    Milano Nails has leased 4,270 sf of retail space in Shops at Rock Creek, located at the intersection of Spring Cypress and Grant roads, Cypress, from NewQuest Properties. Andrew Alvis and Lara Lee LaMendola of NewQuest Properties represented the landlord. Greg Stackhouse of New Regional Planning represented the tenant.

    Gyro Republic has leased 2,000 sf of retail space in Fort Bend Town Center Phase II, located at the intersection of TX 6 and Fort Bend Tollway, Missouri City, from NewQuest Properties. Andrew Alvis and Bob Conwell of NewQuest Properties represented the landlord. Megan Lahti of Waterman Steele represented the tenant.

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