Mister Car Wash has announced the acquisition of six original Octopus locations in Albuquerque, NM from the Jurkens family. John Jurkens opened his first Octopus Car Wash in Rock Island, Illinois in 1953. The Albuquerque locations were purchased in 1967, and the family has been there ever since.
“Coming to the decision to sell was not an easy one. However, we are confident that Mister Car Wash will respect the legacy my father and family has built among our long-standing employees and within the industry,” said Joel Jurkens, CEO for Octopus.
With this acquisition, Mister Car Wash now operates 134 car washes and 32 lube shops across 14 states. The company is headquartered in Tucson, AZ, has more than 4,800 employees, and services over 15 million vehicles annually.