Autobell® Car Wash Earns Top Workplaces Award for Second Consecutive Year

For the second consecutive year, Autobell® Car Wash earned a Top Workplaces award from North Carolina’s Charlotte Observer.





Hensley Fontana Public Relations


CHARLOTTE (November 28, 2023) – For the second consecutive year, Autobell® Car Wash earned a Top Workplaces award from North Carolina’s Charlotte Observer. The Top Workplaces 2023 award is based solely on confidential employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey, recognizing companies that foster a people-centered culture that gives employees a voice.

In conjunction with this year’s award, Autobell also earned a special distinction for Appreciation, which highlights companies that understand and prioritize the self-sustaining performance and positivity boost that results from genuine employee appreciation. Special award recipients are chosen based on exceptionally high employee responses to specific survey statements. Anonymous survey feedback from Autobell team members included:

  • Autobell teaches us more than just how to make money.
  • I appreciate the flexibility of my work schedule at this job.
  • I love working here with all the flexibility they provide for us.
  • Thanks for working with me and my school schedule! All my managers are great. Keep it up.

“We’re thrilled that our team members love working at Autobell,” said Katie Sens, Autobell Director of Human Resources. “We value them, and we show it by offering flexible work schedules, opportunities for growth and development, generous benefits, and educational assistance through scholarships. Plus, Autobell provides training and coaching to help them succeed on the job and in other areas of their lives.”

Conducted by Energage LLC, the research-backed Top Workplaces employee engagement survey uniquely measures 15 culture drivers critical to the success of any organization. It consists of 24 base statements that capture anonymous responses in four imperatives:

  • Align: Where the company is headed, its values, cooperation, and effective meetings.
  • Connect: Employees feel appreciated, work is meaningful, they are working at full potential, and communicate well with each other.
  • Coach: Managers care about concerns, are helpful, and encourage employee development
  • Performance: Execution, open-mindedness, innovation, and informed and engaged leadership.

The survey also measures:

  • Employee Engagement: Productivity, retention, and recruiting.
  • Leadership: Confidence in company leaders.
  • The Basics: Pay, benefits, flexibility, training, and expectations.

About Autobell

Approaching 55 years of service, Charlotte, NC-based Autobell Car Wash remains unwavering in its focus on customers and the cars they love. Founded in 1969 by the late Charles Howard Sr., Autobell is privately held and operated by subsequent generations of the Howard family.

Autobell is a conveyorized car wash offering a range of exterior and interior cleaning and finishing services completed by its team members within minutes, saving customers time and effort. The company currently operates 87 locations in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic, with consistent expansion.

Autobell prioritizes team member training and development, community involvement, its scholarship and fundraising programs, and environmental protection and conservation. All Autobell washes treat 100% of wash water used and recycle up to 100% using innovative, environmentally friendly systems.

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