Charlotte, NC-basedAutobell Car Wash recently received the 2017 Family Business Award presented by the Charlotte Business Journal. The publication’s awards, presented in partnership with Wake Forest University Charlotte Center, recognize local, family-owned businesses for overall excellence, innovation, ethics, philanthropy, and contribution to the region. Selections were based on several factors, including how many family members are part of the business, how many generations have been involved, and succession plans that will carry the business into the future.
“When my grandfather and father started Autobell in Charlotte in 1969, they had a vision, and they worked together to continually hone and focus the vision that made the company a leader in our industry,” stated Autobell COO Carl Howard. “We strive every day to carry on that commitment to excellence.
“While the Howard family has been at the helm of the company since its inception, we could not have achieved our growth and success without the tens of thousands of stellar young people we have recruited, trained, and employed through the years; as well as the vital support of our home office staff members and the dedication and skill of our management team, many of whom have spent their entire careers at Autobell and risen to be leaders in our business. All of these folks are certainly considered part of our Autobell family,” Howard concluded.
As America’s second largest conveyor car wash company, with 77 locations in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, and Maryland, Autobell employs more than 3,000 people and is well known in its markets and the industry for its environmental commitment, community involvement, employee scholarship program, and fundraising program for nonprofits.