Reflecting on Gratitude

A Thanksgiving Message from Autobell Car Wash President & COO, Carl Howard.


As the President and COO of Autobell® Car Wash, a business my family has nurtured for over 54 years, I find that this Thanksgiving season is not just a time to indulge in turkey and pumpkin pie. For me, it's a moment to pause and reflect on my immense gratitude for the journey we've embarked upon and the remarkable individuals who have shaped it.

First and foremost, I am profoundly thankful for our loyal customers. Your trust and patronage are the cornerstones of our success. Every car that rolls into an Autobell® embodies the faith you place in us to keep your vehicles clean. Your support drives us to continually improve our services and innovate, ensuring that your experience at Autobell® remains efficient and exceptional.

Additionally, I am grateful for our thousands of dedicated team members and home office staff. Their tireless efforts and commitment have been instrumental in shaping Autobell® into the thriving business it is today. Their hard work and passion resonate in every service we provide, contributing to the excellence that defines Autobell®.

Giving Back to the Community

The spirit of giving is another essential aspect of our journey. We believe in supporting organizations that make a difference. We’ve been proud supporters of the USO, Make-A-Wish, and the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) in 2023. Our commitment extends beyond mere endorsement; we take great pride in our Autobell® Fundraiser Program—a purpose-driven initiative designed to empower communities and champion noteworthy causes. Giving back to these organizations not only strengthens our connection with the community but also aligns with our values of compassion and contribution.

Empowering Through Education

Education is the foundation of growth and empowerment. That's why I'm excited to highlight our annual college scholarship rewards for our dedicated employees. It's heartening to witness the growth of those who contribute to the success of Autobell®. We’ve awarded over $2.1 million scholarships since its inception in 2000. These scholarships are an investment in bright futures.

Honoring Our Veterans

As Thanksgiving coincides with Veterans Day, we showed our profound gratitude to the brave men and women who have served our nation by honoring a free ride-thru wash on 11/11. We are humbled by their sacrifices and unwavering dedication and were able to provide a free Ride-Thru wash to more than 1,500 active service members and veterans.

A Glimpse into the Future

As we enter this season of reflection and gratitude, it's also exciting to offer a sneak peek into what lies ahead for our company. We're witnessing the rise of the Delaware market, expanding our footprint to bring our exceptional services to even more communities. Our new store designs promise to elevate the Autobell® experience, blending innovation with our time-honored commitment to quality.

As we gather around the table this Thanksgiving, let's celebrate many more years to come making a positive impact in the lives of those we touch. Happy Thanksgiving!