Vallejo, CA-based 7 Flags Car Wash is celebrating 50 years in business. The operation has been voted “Best of Solano” county by every major newspaper, year after year. The chain has come a long way from its original single self-service wash, currently boasting seven self-service locations, three full-service wash and detail centers, an express lube, and, most recently added, an express exterior wash.

7 Flags is a family-owned and -operated business. In 1964, Margaret and Jack Anthony Jr. opened the first location on Springs Road, in Vallejo. Margaret still works daily in the Vallejo corporate office. Her son, current CEO Jack Anthony III, and his wife Cathy have been growing the business since 1975. Jack recently commented, “It’s almost time to pass the torch,” referring to eldest son, Jason Anthony, joining the family business three years ago.

Jack III has always been a leader in the car wash industry, having served on the board of directors of both the International Car Wash Association and the Western Car Wash Association and as president of the former.

7 Flags was the first business to be “Green Certified” by Solano County. The chain has continued to explore green technology by adding solar power technology to its full service washes. Currently the Fairfield location is adding solar panels to reduce the company’s carbon footprint even further.

The 50th anniversary celebration is in full swing at the three full-service locations in Vallejo, Fairfield, and Vacaville. The company is giving away 50 hand waxes, 50 ultimate full-service washes, and 50 one-year unlimited car wash passes during the month of September. For more information visit: