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Iron Fox ‘The Tunnel Car Wash Experts’ Appoints Dominic Lewinsohn as President

WARRENTON, Va. and CHARLESTON, S.C., March 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Iron Fox is excited to announce Dominic Lewinsohn joins the group in the role of President, bringing with him an unwavering passion for greatness and an expertise in scalability.

“Iron Fox has grown exponentially year over year because of our great employees, partners and clients. Our aim is to make Iron Fox the pre-eminent partner for tunnel carwash owners and investors in the Mid-Atlantic and South-East. Our product offering is unlike any in the industry; in addition to site development and distribution, we manage the day-to-day operations for our clients and partners; and I believe Dominic’s specific and extensive experience in hospitality, company culture, people development, systems, marketing and sales will help us achieve this. We’re very fortunate to have him with us,” says Robert Rust, CEO of Iron Fox.

Dominic Lewinsohn has most recently served as President of Prospect 33, a management consulting firm, where he was instrumental in growing the company, translating strategy into daily practices, creating a clear direction and improving the efforts and mission of the organization overall. Previously, he was President of a private restaurant group and Director of Operations at Fuddruckers, where he developed new programs and teams, increased profits, raised shop scores and rolled out curbside nationwide.

Dominic and his wife Olivia are both originally from England and met at the Conrad N Hilton School of Management at the University of Houston. They have lived in Virginia with their two children for twelve years and the family have supported a number of local communities including the Fauquier Food Bank, the St James community, learning starts early and coached both soccer and tennis. The Lewinsohn family is involved in Elephant Conservation across East Africa through Space for Giants.

Dominic, who has a genuine interest in the individual and the collective success of others, says: “I am so excited about the vision and having met the team and witnessed the execution, I cannot wait to get started.”

Iron Fox is a distribution and management firm that focuses on the tunnel segment of the carwash industry. Its core market is within the Mid-Atlantic and South East regions with a Training Center, Quality Assurance Team, and Research and Development offices in Virginia; support teams in various markets throughout its coverage areas; and System Development, Real Estate Development and Site Analysis offices in Charleston, South Carolina.


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Storm Sewer VS Sanitary Sewer

When discussing the differences between storm and sanitary sewers, it is important to remember that each system has a distinct purpose within their developments.

First, the storm sewer system controls rainfall and other natural run-offs to protect downstream owners. In undeveloped areas, rainwater seeps through the ground into the water table which can cause erosion and degradation of the stream valleys. Development of parcel place structures, or pavement over the existing dirt, prevent the transfer of rainwater into the water table. Storm sewers collect rainfall and other drainage from developed areas and transport it to holding ponds, where the water can gradually enter our streams and other natural bodies of water.

Storm drain inlets are typically found in curbs and low-lying outdoor areas. In most planned developments, the county requires that the developer install a storm drain management system capable to serve the whole development as a part of its initial development. However, when dealing with effluent or other contaminated water, that is not the job of a storm drain but the sanitary sewer system.

The sanitary sewer system controls wastewater. The sanitary sewer collects discharge from our bathrooms, kitchens, sinks, and other plumbing fixtures and transports the discharge to wastewater treatment facilities. There it is filtered, treated, and once clean, released back into the environment. The sanitary sewer system, unlike the storm sewer, is not intended to manage rainwater or another normal runoff. Soapy water from a carwash, for example, would be discharged into the sanitary sewer system.

The water that most carwashes use to wash cars is recycled and reclaimed through the use of efficient and environmentally friendly reclamation equipment. The overflow water from the carwash reclamation tanks flows to the sanitary sewer, not the storm sewer and thus does not impact the existing storm water capacity.

Professional Carwashes are Safer for the Environment than Home Washing

Did you know that professional carwashes are actually much better for the environment than home washing? We use low flow nozzles and computers that tell us when exactly to use water in our carwash process. In fact, municipal counties are actually encouraging citizens to wash their car at a professional carwash as it requires them to adhere to wastewater discharge and plumbing requirements.

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Three Common Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Building a Carwash

There are several factors to consider when starting a car wash business. From scouting the optimal location, to choosing the best type of car wash to set up, to licensing, permitting and tax considerations, there are many crucial elements that must be addressed. However, quite often vital details are overlooked or go unheeded, leading to mistakes that can complexify processes and affect overall operations. The three most common construction mistakes entrepreneurs make when building a car wash include:

1. Missing or improper placement of conduit.

Carwashes require air, water and electricity. Missing or improperly placed conduit during construction can make or break a carwash. Electricity and water must be available where needed.

2. Insufficient space for turning radius.

Customers must be able to maneuver cars into and out of a car wash easily. Trouble entering or exiting can be frustrating, and customers may choose a competitor over your location just for that reason alone. Ample turning radius is vital.

3. Incorrect slope of trench/conveyor.

For rear wheels to sit properly on a dolly, the conveyor needs to rise slightly. While a marginal upward slope is ideal, and a flat or no slope can be manageable, a downward slope is unfeasible.

Iron Fox to the Rescue

When building a car wash, a comprehensive business plan is necessary to ensure long term success. Finding an experienced partner that can help guide business decisions and streamline operational processes is key.

Iron Fox is that partner.

Prior to construction, Iron Fox’s consulting and technical team can provide advice on lot layout and design, building size and location, conduit placement, conveyor length, and traffic flow.

If your carwash has already been constructed, Iron Fox can still help. Our team has real carwash experience and the technological and mechanical expertise to help alleviate mistakes made during the build phase.

By leveraging Iron Fox, you can ensure the proper construction and design of your new carwash or the proper operation of an up and running location. Our operational knowledge and specialized capabilities can get you quicker to market with less impact on bottom lines.

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How can Iron Fox help car wash entrepreneurs?

Iron Fox prides itself on the growing success of it’s entrepreneurs. We help those foreign to the car wash industry build and brand their company.