published Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Small Biz: Car wash to feature 'water reclaim' system

By Kimberly McMillian
RBA Construction Inc. and Peco Electric Co. LLC workers step aside while a crane moves a beam into the empty building of Waterworks Carwash in Dayton, Tenn., which will open later this year.
Photo by Kimberly McMillian
RBA Construction Inc. and Peco Electric Co. LLC workers step aside while a crane moves a beam into the empty building of Waterworks Carwash in Dayton, Tenn., which will open later this year. Photo by Kimberly McMillian

Name: Waterworks Carwash

Location: 300 Market Street, Dayton, Tenn., in the Bi-Lo parking lot near the southeast intersection of Highway 27/Highway 60

Status: Construction began this spring and is nearly 60 percent complete. The business is scheduled to open in December.

Investment: Estimated construction and equipment costs are more than $1 million.

Car wash prices: Basic car wash is $5, detailing and hot wax service is $12.

Features: Customers choose treatments on a drive-up selector before entering a three-minute express tunnel. Detailing takes place in a bay area big enough for four cars. The car wash can serve nearly 100 cars per hour and will recycle most of its water via a water reclaim system.

Staffing: At least 10 part-time workers will be employed.

Amenities: Inside are restrooms and a spacious waiting room, where customers can watch the detailing of their cars; the exterior includes a vending machine and a free self-service vacuum.

Developers: RBA Construction Inc. helped owners, Chad and Brandi Suttles, with the design layout

Builders: RBA Construction Inc.

Contact: Chad Suttles at 423-618-2903

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