STAMFORD, CT, OCTOBER 2011 – Splash Car Wash, which operates 17 locations throughout New Haven, Fairfield and Westchester, NY counties, was recently selected as a “Top Workplace in 2011” in Southern Connecticut based on an independent employee survey conducted by Workplace Dynamics LLC and sponsored by Hearst Communications.

Splash Car Wash, one of the largest car-care companies in the country, employs more than 400 workers and offers a unique career path for employees without college degrees. The company’s advanced training programs can qualify managers to practice open book management and supervise car wash locations.
Workplace Dynamics surveyed employees of participating companies to gauge their attitudes and impressions of their workplace. Employees responded to 22 questions on a range of statements, such as, "I believe this company is going in the right direction;" "New ideas are encouraged at this company;" and "This company operates by strong values and ethics."

“We treat our employees with the respect and care that we want them to give our customers. Plus, our business and career track is not typical since our training prepares qualified employees to be responsible for all aspects of the business, including financial management,” said Mark Curtis, co-founder and CEO of Splash. “Some employees who started on the production line washing cars, now run million dollar sites. We are proud to have one of the highest retention rates of employees in our field. Many have been with us for 5 to 15 years; a few employees have been on the team for 20 years.”

According to Workplace Dynamics, “Top Workplaces is a stamp of approval from the company’s employees. This vote of confidence is a powerful indicator to customers and the community that the organization has strong values underpinning its behavior.”
In addition, Splash Car Wash is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year. Throughout its history, the company has contributed annually to hundreds of organizations, schools, churches and youth groups with cash donations, raffle prizes or auction items. They also have been recognized by Professional Car Wash & Detailing magazine as one of the ten best car washes in the USA. Splash Car Wash has also been voted as the “Best Car Wash” by the readers of Fairfield County Weekly for 13 years running and “Best of the Gold Coast” by Moffly Publications for the past six years.

About Splash Car Wash Founders Mark Curtis and Chris Fisher opened their first location in 1981 in Greenwich, where they later developed Splash’s innovative concept for washing cars by hand while they moved through the tunnel on conveyor. Splash currently employs more than 400 people and washes more than one million cars each year. Splash Car Wash car care services include: Hand Wash, Express Wash, Complete & Express Detailing, and Lube & Oil Change.

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