Susquehanna Private Capital has announced that it is joining forces with seasoned industry leaders Darren Skarecky and JT Thomson to launch a nationwide express car wash platform — LUV Car Wash.

“The express car wash industry has amazing momentum and we are very excited about launching this new brand,” said Kyle Squillario, co-head and partner at Susquehanna Private Capital. “We see significant growth potential in building a national platform that is focused on elevating the customer experience and increasing operational efficiencies. We are delighted to be teaming up with such seasoned leaders as Darren and JT to launch this company together.”

Skarecky will serve as CEO and Thomson will be president and chief development officer for LUV Car Wash. Headquartered in Gilbert, AZ, the company plans to invest heavily in building out its corporate infrastructure to support its future growth. LUV Car Wash expects to deploy a multi-pronged growth strategy focused on acquisitions, partnerships, and new site build outs.

“Darren and I love the car wash industry and plan to leverage our track record in this segment to create an amazing car wash company,” Thomson said. “Our focus will be on teamwork and having fun while creating a great guest experience.”

The all-new concept has its sights set on aggressive development and expects to open its first locations in Florida and Georgia by next month. Additional locations in five markets are anticipated to follow in the next 90 days.

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