Company Highlights

Since its founding in 1948, Mike's Carwash has been dedicated to delivering a clean, fast, friendly experience to each customer, every time they visit.
  • 2017
    Mike's Carwash is recognized as one of the 2017 Best Employers in Ohio. This marks the fourth consecutive year for this recognition in Ohio.
  • 2017 Best Employer in Ohio
  • 2016
    Mike's Carwash is opening four new locations:

    - Jeffersonville, Indiana
    - Eastgate in Cincinnati, Ohio
    - 2 locations in Centerville, Ohio.

    Mike's will now operate 21 locations in 3 states.
  • 19 Locations Map
  • 2016
    Mike's Carwash is recognized as one of the 2016 Best Employers in Ohio and one of the 2016 Best Places to Work in Indiana. This is the third year in a row for this recognition in Ohio and the second time Mike's has made the list in Indiana.
  • Best Employer in OH Award Best Places to Work in IN Award
  • 2015
    Mike's Carwash is awarded the 2015 Goering Center Family Business All-Star Award for family businesses over 50 years old. We received this recognition for our company culture and how that culture has positively impacted our employees, customers, and community.
  • Goering Center Award
  • 2015
    Mike's Carwash acquires 2 new locations in Cincinnati, Ohio: Glenway Avenue and West Chester.
  • 2 New Cincinnati Locations
  • 2015
    Mike's Carwash is recognized as one of the 2015 Best Employers in Ohio, marking the second year in a row for this recognition.
  • Best Employer in OH 2015
  • 2014
    Mike's Carwash unveils a new logo and brand colors.
  • Mike's Carwash Logo
  • 2014
    Mike's owners and brothers, Bill and Mike Dahm complete a friendly company reorganization as a part of their family succession plan. Bill begins operating Central Indiana locations under a new company name. Mike opens a new Support Office in Cincinnati to operate Mike's Carwash locations in Cincinnati and Dayton, OH; Florence, KY; and Ft. Wayne, South Bend and Evansville, IN.
  • Mike's Carwash 15 Locations
  • 2014
    Mike's Carwash is recognized as one of Ohio's best employers.
  • Best Employer in OH 2014
  • 2013
    Mike's Carwash expands to Kentucky, opening on Burlington Pike in Florence.
  • Mike's Carwash KY Map
  • 2012
    Mike's washes its 100,000,000 vehicle. Wondering just how long it takes take to wash 100 million vehicles? 64 years.
  • 2011
    Mike's introduces a new design concept. COO Billy Schaming is named President.
  • 2011
    Rebranding changes the company name to Mike's Carwash.
  • Mike's Carwash Old Logo
  • 2009
    Mike's is named a "Top Small Workplace" by The Wall Street Journal.
  • Top Small Work Places Award
  • 2001
    Mike's receives the Better Business Bureau's Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics.
  • BBB Torch Award 2001
  • 1996
    Mike's Express expands to Ohio, opening on Cincinnati's Beechmont Avenue.
  • Mike's Carwash OH Map
  • 1993
    Founders Joe and Ed Dahm step down.  Mike’s principal owners become Bill, Jerry, and Mike Dahm.
  • Mike's Carwash Founders
  • 1985
    Mike's Express opens its first location in Indianapolis, IN on Allisonville Road.
  • Mike's Express Carwash
  • 1978
    Evolving from full-service to an exterior-only carwash, Mike's Express Carwash is introduced.
  • Put a Smile on Your Car
  • 1971
    Mike's opens a second location in Fort Wayne, IN.
  • Mike's Second Location
  • 1948
    Mike's Minit Man Carwash opens in Fort Wayne, IN. The full-service carwash is the first in Indiana, and only the 18th in the US. Founder Joe Dahm chooses the name "Mike's" to go with Minit Man Carwash. Truly revolutionary, cars were chained to the conveyor and hand-scrubbed. A humble beginning for what is now the largest high-tech, exterior-only carwash chain in the nation.
  • Mike's Minit Man Carwash