Benny’s Car Wash expands to Denham Springs with acquisition

    With the acquisition of Tropic Car Wash on La. 16, Benny’s Car Wash has expanded to Denham Springs.

    Benny’s Car Wash CEO Justin Alford says his family has long been interested in opening a Livingston Parish location, so when they were approached by a car wash broker to acquire Tropic Car Wash it was a “great opportunity.”

    The owners of Tropic Car Wash have multiple locations in the New Orleans metro area and wanted to focus more on that market, Alford says.

    The deal closed on Tuesday for an undisclosed amount. Alford says the company has already begun the transition to put its “Benny’s touches” on the car wash, which opened in 2009.

    Additional lights will be installed at facility in the next few weeks and the Benny’s signage will go up in the next six months, Alford says. Hours of operation will be expanded as well, he adds.

    This is the company’s eighth location. A ninth car wash is under construction on Lee Drive near the Burbank Drive intersection in Baton Rouge, and a $2.5 million remodel of its Perkins Road location is nearing completion.