Message from Bob

Posted on January 1, 2009

Dear Customer,

bobAs owner, founder, and creator of Flagstop Car Wash and Quick Lube, I want to welcome you to Flagstop Car Care Centers web site. We appreciate you visiting the best car care company in the Central Virginia area. Our dedicated staff of car care professionals, are ready, willing, and eager to care for your vehicle for all of your appearance needs as well as any quick lube and maintenance services that you require.

After 2 years of design and research, Flagstop opened its first location in October of 1981 on Route 10 in Chester Virginia. It was a small convenience store with a 16 hose gas pumper, 80 foot automatic flex service car wash, and 6 bay self serve car wash with detailing. Since our inception we have constantly strived to create new ways to better serve you. Over the last 28 years we have grown to 6 locations serving hundreds of thousands of Valued Customers every year.

In 1987 we purchased a 10 acre parcel on Route 10 near Chesterfield Court House to build the our first “mega” car care center. Jamie Nester (Vice President), Jeannie Schrum (Comptroller and Vice President), and I worked for two years to design, develop, and build our first “mega” car care location. This beautifully designed center has a 110 foot full service car wash, 2 bay detail center, 3 bay full service quick lube shop, 6 bays of self service washes with several vacuums, and a beautiful gift shop with a business center with a spacious (22’ ceiling) waiting area with fireplace.

Another similar location was built in 2004 in Colonial Heights, Virginia. In 2008 (after 2 years of research) we opened our newest type of car wash, a $5 Flagstop Express Wash with “Free Vacuums”. That’s right, you can get a quality, gentle, fast, conveyorized car wash with all of the waxes, conditioners, undercarriage wash, wheel cleaning, tire dressing, spot free rinse and machined dried in less than 3 minutes from $5-13. And you can vacuum for free as long as you like. This great car care concept fits everyone’s busy needs as well as their wallets and purses. Look for our second “express wash” to open on Parham Rd. in the Spring of 2009.

We have been proud to serve all of our valued customers in the Richmond/Tri-City area for the past 28 years and look forward to serving you for many years to come.

Visit any of our 6 locations for “The Ultimate In Car Care”.

Thank you for your business.

Bob Schrum, President