Belmont Car Wash & Detailing Gets a 50th Anniversary Makeover
Belmont Car Wash & Detailing, one of the community’s longest running family-owned businesses, is gearing up for its 50th anniversary during summer 2014 with a massive renovation to the interior and exterior of its facility. The idea, according to General Manager Adam Tocci, is to provide an exceptional car wash experience for customers and to add to the beautification of the town center.
Belmont Car Wash & Detailing has been part of the town’s history since 1964. The car wash is widely known for providing exceptional service which includes hand-towel drying on all vehicles and a friendly, welcoming staff. This "personal touch" will not go away with the renovation, explains Tocci, but new technology and efficiencies for washing and major improvements to the waiting area will further enhance the customer experience.
To congratulate Adam or for more information: Belmont Car Wash & Detailing, 521 Trapelo Road (Waverly Square), Belmont, MA, 617-484-987; website www.belmontcarwash.com; Facebook at www.facebook.com/BelmontCarWash.
Our 2013 “You Make It Happen” award recipient, Danny Paisner, has been an actively participating member of NECA for decades. He is a very familiar face. In fact, it’s unusual, and noticed, when he’s not in the room, on the bus, at a Board meeting, on the links.
Here are some of the hints we provided in our award presentation since we never let the recipient know he or she is the one.
Some personal preferences and information:
You all know that our honoree has worked as partners with his brother for the past 30 years at ScrubaDub and is a past president of the NECA. Our honoree also is deeply committed to giving back to his community. ScrubADub is well known for its charitable work but lesser known is what Danny does on his own. Danny took off time from his busy schedule to go to Africa to teach entrepreneurship and deliver school supplies. He often can be found at the MA Avenue Baptist Church in Cambridge soup kitchen preparing meals for the poor. He spearheaded a fundraiser to benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.
Danny has never rested in his efforts for NECA, and we are so very grateful for his creativity, energy and commitment. He truly does make it happen!
Partner of the Year Award for Sonny’s Enterprises, Inc.
Paul Fazio, CEO of Sonny’s Enterprises, Inc. proudly accepted the Broward County public schools Project-Based Learning Partnership Award during the Community Involvement awards ceremony held on April 10, 2013. As an educational partner since 2004 to the FIRST Robotics team and the Machining Apprenticeship Program at the Atlantic Technical Center and Technical High School, Sonny’s employees served as mentors while providing professional, hands-on training to students.
“The depth of knowledge and talent these young professionals have is amazing. We are truly honored to work with such outstanding individuals” said Paul Fazio. “Sonny’s is proud of the accomplishments the students in these two outstanding programs have achieved and fully supports preparing today’s youth for tomorrow’s challenging workforce.”
The FIRST Robotics team builds robots for competitive events that have resulted in numerous regional and state awards being received. The original 9 team members from 2004 now hold undergraduate degrees with five being in the field of Engineering. As the largest apprenticeship program in the state of Florida, the Machining Apprenticeship program trains 30 local individuals each year.
On June 26th, 2013, at a ceremony and reception at Cyprian Keyes Golf Club in Boylston, MA, ScrubaDub will receive a special honor that celebrates the influence of family businesses within the regions they serve and in which they live. The common thread the winning families share is the pride they possess in their work, as well as a willingness to change with the times.
Three Generations of Paisners
Excerpted from Worcester Business Journal On-Line
Since (CEO) Bob and (President) Danny Paisner’s father Marshall Paisner founded the company in 1965, the family-owned chain has grown to 17 locations in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. It is now the 12th-largest car wash chain in the nation, according to trade publication Professional Car Wash & Detailing’s 2012 ranking of the 50 largest car washes in the U.S.
Added value is just one of the secrets to keeping the family business strong through three generations (Mat, Danny’s son has joined the company as business development manager), according to the Paisners. They rely on the wisdom of their father when faced with business decisions, like whether to acquire new locations or hold tight.
The Paisners have taken a measured approach to growing their business through the decades, Bob Paisner said, establishing locations from the ground up and making acquisitions throughout New England. Danny Paisner said this approach served the company well through the economic downturn in particular, as ScrubaDub has minimized debt through its conservative growth strategy. And that decision is rooted in the Paisners’ loyalty to their father’s vision for the company.
Also central to the ScrubaDub business model are family values and community service. That means always making sure managers — most of whom have been promoted from within over the years — have flexibility in their workdays so they can attend important family events, like children’s baseball games.
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ScrubaDub’s community service extends to the car washing industry community. Marshall, Bob and Danny have all served as NECA’s President. Bob and Danny, and now Mat, continue to be very active and valued members of NECA, leading initiatives, and serving on task forces and committees. For all they do in their community and the industry community, we congratulate and thank them.