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Mark VII Equipment Inc.


5981 Tennyson St

Arvada, Colorado 80003 USA

+1 800.525.8248 toll free

+1 303.423.4910 direct

+1 303.430.0139 fax



623 S Service Rd Unit 1

Grimsby, ON L3M 4E8 Canada

866.658.9274 toll free

289.235.8325 direct

289.235.7950 fax

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Don Bailey's

Tennessee Carwash Customers Love ChoiceWash XT

A 38-year veteran of the wholesale food industry and an entrepreneur who built his first carwash in 1986, Don Bailey knows how to make informed business decisions. That’s why he’s chosen Mark VII units for his carwash locations in Union City and Martin, Tennessee.

Don, who owns three carwashes, recently installed two ChoiceWash XT® units—one in 2015 and a second six months later. “That’s an indication of how much I liked the first one,” he comments. “I couldn’t be more pleased with them. As far as I’m concerned, the ChoiceWash is the best machine on the market— the best Mark VII has ever made.”

According to Don, customers love the wash quality they receive from the ChoiceWash XT units, and 75% of them choose the soft-touch option. From a business standpoint, Don says the units have done exactly what he hoped they would when he chose them.

“When you’re considering an investment like this, you want to increase revenue, and you don’t want your equipment sitting there because of breakdowns,” he says. “I just knew these units would pay for themselves. And I knew that if I needed service, Mark VII would be there for me. Honestly, I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve been down for more than a day since I bought the ChoiceWash XT units.”

Since installing the new units, Don has realized his goal of increased revenues. His top wash, which used to be priced at $7, is now $12. “Between 45 and 48% of our customers choose the top wash every week,” he notes. “Since I installed the first ChoiceWash XT in Union City, my revenue has doubled. And it has more than doubled in Martin. We’ve washed 50,000 cars in Union City in these first two years.”

Though he loves the modern equipment, Don still owns and operates a piece of Mark VII history—an automatic unit that was in his second Union City carwash when he purchased it in 1991. “They tell me it’s one of the oldest in the nation.” Though a low ceiling there prevents him from installing a new unit, he did upgrade his four self-service bays with new Mark VII equipment this year. “I’ve doubled my revenue in those bays."