PA Wand WaCustomized Features
The modernistic PA Wand Wash is Prince Albert, Saskatchewan’s answer to carwash excellence. Ready to move out of the excavating industry, owners Devin and Shay Meeks were looking for a more family-friendly business endeavour. With the last carwash in town built 18 years ago, the couple saw a need in the marketplace and their interest in the industry sealed the deal.
“We felt it was time for a new wash with state-of-the-art technology,” says Devin of their 14-bay carwash which also includes a three-bay pet wash and a 2000 square-foot convenience store with rentable office space above.
The couple researched innovations and attended several carwash conventions to identify the amenities they wanted to include in their wash. Finding the ideal location, though, required a little ingenuity. With only one bridge crossing the North Saskatchewan River in town, the Meeks wanted property on the street connecting to the bridge. “For us, it was all about the location. We knew what street we wanted to be on; we just needed to find a way to get there. I started knocking on doors to see if people would sell me their houses, and within 48 hours I had four signed sale agreements,” says Devin of the process.
The houses were sold and moved to other properties. Using their previous business knowledge and assets the duo prepared the property for the build themselves. Construction began 90 days later.