Flying Ace could have up to eight locations by the end of next year.

Car wash could double number of locations

Flying Ace Car Wash could more than double its count of airplane hangar-themed car wash’s in the region by the end of next year.

The Columbus-based company that first expanded into the Dayton market in 2015, is still quickly growing, announcing plans to begin construction on its fifth area location. The new car wash at 9204 North Main Street in Englewood will open around April 15, said Dan Eisenhauer, vice president of operations for the car wash’s parent company Express Wash Concepts.

The company currently operates car washes in Columbus and Dayton.

“On a wash-by-wash basis, Dayton has been every bit as strong as Columbus and even stronger in some cases,” Eisenhauer said.

There are other Flying Ace locations in Beavercreek, Washington Twp. and Huber Heights. Another location is currently under construction on Seajay Drive in Beavercreek, with an expected opening by March.

The company is also very close to announcing the sixth location and there’s potential a seventh and eighth will be announced and constructed within the next year, Eisenhauer said.

“We love to be in A locations with, of course, lots of traffic … The Greater Dayton market, we think could handle several more washes and then expand out from there,” he said.

A Flying Ace car wash lasts three minutes and uses roughly 20 gallons of water, which is about 120 gallons less than used when washing a car at home or older wash facilities, according to a company statement.

“Being my home town, love it, born and raised in Kettering, just love the community, the people, the sense of pride in the Miami Valley,” Eisenhauer said.