We believe our service is unique in the car wash industry. From site selection to running a wash business and everything in between. We have over 50 years combined experience to help you succeed.

We have experience owning and operating wash properties, and we are here to help in any way that we can. Contact one of our team members below and let’s get started!

Our Team

Call us: (540) 935-2540

Project Manager

Johnny Wallace

Johnny Wallace joined Iron Fox as a Systems Specialist in January 2019. He has been in the car wash industry for over 20 years and has worked at every level of operation. He is passionate about all aspects of the car wash industry. As part of the Iron Fox team he focuses on POS systems, business operations and organization. He loves problem solving and building structures and systems to aid in efficient business operations. Johnny looks forward to helping operators in choosing the best POS systems for their individual needs and to help in setting every customer up for success.

Project hydraulic & machine manager

Steve Gilo

Steve has been a car wash owner in Detroit and a car wash district manager in South Carolina. Steve brings 30 years of car wash experience and is still proud of the fact that he learns something new every day!

account Executive

Karen Nalls kerns

When human beings experience great trauma in their life, they sometimes take that life event and turn it into an amazing beginning. I am that person. If excellence is possible, good is not enough and that is what I strive for each day. I love getting people excited about the things I’m excited about. Right now, that’s any and everything in the carwash industry! Outside of the office, I’m committed to my children, family, and community, and am always looking to brush up my networking skills over coffee or drinks. I am a very goal driven, meticulous, and a hard-working individual who is very passionate about learning, educating, and helping others. I communicate with ease and absolutely love to network! I am experienced, resourceful, and dependable in all aspects. I have an extensive knowledge in leadership, communication, accounting, payroll, managing, marketing, advertising, and collections. I utilize strong research, planning and organizational skills. I work for an amazing company that allows me to show my clients’ what excellence in customer service and communication should look like. I look forward to building relationships with all our clients, as well as establishing new relationships in all areas.


Chris Auth

Chris has an extensive background in construction based in the DMV area. He operated car washes for a dozen years and has been with Iron Fox since 2018. In 2022 Chris became a grandfather for the first time!


Robert rust

Robert Rust started in the carwash industry in 2008. He now has five flex-service carwashes in Virginia and South Carolina, operating under the White Horse & Liquid Highway brands with others in varying forms of development. His experience includes ground-up development, and acquisition and reposition. Mr. Rust is also a principal of Iron Ox Development Corporation, which is a family entity focused on commercial real estate and is a licensed real estate broker in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Before starting White Horse, Mr. Rust worked for a real estate private equity firm acquiring retail shopping centers and parking garages. The firm also represented retail tenants in search of space, responsible for tenant roll-outs and expansion strategies. Mr. Rust started his career as an analyst with Goldman, Sachs and Co. where he worked in the Asset Management division in their Philadelphia office. Mr. Rust has degrees from Virginia Tech and the London School of Economics.