Are you Ready to Put Potential to Work?
We founded Rising Tide Car Wash to show the world how capable individuals with autism really are.
By helping team members transform their natural talents into a professional skill set, we provide customers with a thoughtful and expert service, and give everyone on our team the chance to build a career and an independent life.
Our vision is to prove that autism can be a competitive advantage for business by growing our car wash locations. Are you ready to join us?
How We Can Work Together
Invest in a Rising Tide Car Wash
Are you looking for an investment that pays both financial and social impact returns?
We are currently looking for investors that are interested in partnering with us at our third car wash project being developed in Davie, Fl.
Become a Rising Tide Car Wash
Do you currently own a car wash and would like see if become a force for good in your community?
In 2018 we will begin entertaining opportunities to manage existing car washes under the Rising Tide brand. In this arrangement we would assume all operational responsibility, implement all of our systems, recruit hire and train an entire staff and bring in a manager who is certified at our Florida locations.
Open a Rising Tide Car Wash
Are you interested in bringing our concept to your community?
In 2018 we will begin entertaining opportunities to partner with individuals and organizations in markets outside of South Florida to open new car washes under the Rising Tide brand. In this arrangement we would assume all operational responsibility, implement all of our systems, recruit hire and train an entire staff and bring in a manager who is certified at our Florida locations.
Start your own autism enterprise
Want to take what we've learned in building Rising Tide Car Wash and use it to build another social enterprise?
We founded Rising Tide Car Wash to inspire others to build businesses that employ individuals with autism. If you're interested in learning more about how you can be an autism entrepreneur please check out Rising Tide U.
What's the next step in working with us?
The first thing we will ask you to do is to fill out the questionnaire at the bottom of this page. Once you complete this form we will review it and reach out if it seems like there is an opportunity for us to work together.
How much does a car wash cost to build or buy?
To build a new car wash today it generally costs between $2,400,000 to $3,200,000 excluding the cost of land and site work. The cost of purchasing an existing car wash varies widely based on the individual location, its success and the condition of the asset. Depending on the project, much of the cost can be financed through debt, however the liquid capital required to open a new car wash or buy an existing one is generally between $500,000 - $1,000,000.
Is Rising Tide Car Wash a Franchise?
We are currently not set up to be a franchise. We believe that one of the primary reasons our model is successful is the painstaking approach we've taken to building a culture that is fully invested in the empowerment of individuals with autism, something that would be very hard to maintain in a franchise agreement. We feel that in order to successfully expand this model we must maintain operational control. Therefore, we are only entertaining opportunities where our team is fully responsible for the operations of a location.
What are we looking for in a potential partner?
We are looking for mission aligned partners who first and foremost want to empower individuals with autism through employment. Of course, we will need partners with the financial means to buy or build a car wash or currently own a car wash, and they will receive excellent monetary returns, but without a commitment to our mission we wouldn't be able to work together.