LANCASTER, PA--Winning one award would be nice, but proud owner Mike Mountz is celebrating the recent announcement that his four-acre Cloister Car Wash and Lube has won township, state and county awards of excellence for development.
The unique, five-conveyor full-service wash and lube was a featured profile in the November 1999 issue of Modern Car Care, and has since been noticed by town and state officials for its innovative design and impact on land development. The wash won a 1999 Manheim Township Community Development Award in the commercial/retail category. The awards acknowledge projects with outstanding designs that integrate a resourceful use of land while helping to improve the township's quality of life.
The county also awarded the wash the 1999 Conservation Award to the Building Industry, which is given to exemplary land development activities that have a positive impact on the natural environment and the local community.
The state of Pennsylvania is also celebrating the wash, says Cloister marketing director Deb Reese. "We don't know the name of that award yet, but we are very excited about it." That honor is scheduled to be bestowed in March.
"I think anything we can do the benefit the carwashing industry is great," says Mountz. "To bring carwashing to the forefront amidst all these other businesses is a real honor and a plus for all of us."