Our COmpany


\ ˈkap-tən also ˈkap-ᵊm \

noun The person in command of a craft.

verb The captain of industry.

Operated by U.S. veterans, Captain Car Wash provides communities with state-of-the-art express car wash facilities that enable you to take charge, save resources, and be the commander of clean that your car deserves.

Our Story

veteran owned and operated

Captain Car Wash is owned and operated by former Marine Corps and Army veterans that have served our country with distinguished honor over multiple combat & humanitarian aid deployments.

Captain’s Chairman & CEO, Derek Evans, is a United States Marine Corps combat veteran who served multiple deployments in support of the war against terror from 2002-2006. Captain’s COO, Kevin Kottwitz, is a medically retired Army veteran. Mr. Kottwitz has spent the last 15 years of post-Army service life dedicated to all facets of the car washing industry. Mr. Evans has spent the last 15 years of his post Marine Corps life as a venture capital entrepreneur with investments in multiple industries. Together, they have converged skill sets and set their sights on establishing Captain Car Wash as the “go to” car wash brand preferred by customers everywhere.

The Captain brand empowers customers to be the responsible Captains their vehicles deserve, while honoring all branches of service universally- be it Police, Fire, EMS, Military, Peace Corps… The Captain brand salutes service and strives to personify the virtues of sense of duty and selfless service into our daily business.

The Captain Mission is to become a household national consumer retail service brand that customers know, trust, and continue to believe in. Our promise is to deliver the highest level of customer service and the highest quality car wash while building better communities. The mission is to claim the crown and become the undisputed Captain of the car wash industry.

Captain Core Values


We believe that building & training a high performance team that is well equipped to achieve total victory begins and ends with strong LEADERSHIP. From the top down, all Captain crew members are trained Leaders.


We work together as a team to create and maintain the best customer experience and car wash company in the industry.


We genuinely care about our customers, and the communities that we serve. As military veterans, we are passionate about service and duty, and we seek to positively impact each individual customer in all of our interactions.


We have a strict adherence to a standard of conduct that always seeks to do what is right, even when no one is looking.


Our spirit of determination and dedication leads to a highly disciplined team environment that inspires each teammate to contribute maximum effort to accomplish our daily mission- to consistently produce clean, dry, and shiny cars- quickly, safely, and conveniently, all at an affordable price.


The Captain crew continually trains on standard operating procedures that are designed to ensure maximum operational safety of our crew members, our customers, and their vehicles.


We love what we do, and we have fun doing it! It won’t be hard to tell when you see the big beaming smiles on our Captain crew’s faces as they welcome you to the wash.


We are always on the lookout for high-achieving people who fit our culture and embody our values.

At Captain Car Wash, we’ve created a culture that is just like our car wash locations: exciting, fun, fast-paced, and committed to the growth and development of our crew members.