Spiffy Turbocharges Dallas Growth With Acquisition Of NuWash

CEO Scot Wingo (front center) and the Spiffy team.

Spiffy hasn’t wasted any time in tapping some of the $10M it raised last month to help spur its growth. The Durham-based, on-demand car services startup announced this morning that it has acquired the ongoing Dallas operations of Austin-HQ’d NuWash for an undisclosed sum.

That will immediately expand Spiffy’s Dallas footprint by 25-30 percent, said Spiffy CEO Scot Wingo. NuWash has been providing on-demand car washing, detailing and other services to more than 200 office park and multi-unit residences. Spiffy expanded to Dallas in 2017.

“In a short time, Dallas has become a top performer in Spiffy’s 11 markets,” said Wingo. “Acquiring NuWash allows us to grow our Dallas business by providing continuity of operations at 200+ locations without missing a beat.”

Spiffy has aimed to make the transition seamless for NuWash customers. Those customers can log in to the Spiffy app with their existing NuWash credentials so that their wash history will be saved and they can immediately book new services, including Spiffy oil changes. Spiffy will also give many NuWash technicians the opportunity to join the Spiffy team.

While NuWash is exiting the Dallas market, it will continue to serve customers in its Austin home base.

“Our customers are important to us, so we considered multiple options and chose Spiffy to take over our Dallas operations because their levels of quality and convenience match ours,” said Walker Drewett, NuWash CEO. “Customers may also enjoy broader service offerings, including oil changes and other maintenance.”

Spiffy offers its full range of services in five markets—the Triangle, Dallas, Charlotte, Atlanta and Los Angeles. It has also expanded to offer Fleet Management as a Service (FMaaS) for car fleet operators in six additional markets—Denver, New York, Phoenix, Seattle, Tampa and Washington D.C. The recent funding was primarily to fuel the FMaaS push, but the NuWash acquisition underscores that Spiffy is far from done growing along its “traditional” service lines as well.

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