HISTORY
We have complied a list of important dates for Buckmans Car Wash.

1914

Homer
Buckman founded Buckman Dairy on Ridge Road West - Greece, NY.

1939
Ralph DeStephano started Bonnybrook Dairy - Home Milk Delivery.

1950
Ralph DeStephano purchased Buckmans Dairy.

1967
Raymond Justice and Ralph DeStephano opened one of the first totally automatic car washes on the east coast in Greece, NY
- Buckmans Car Wash is born.

1969
New building built and second tunnel added to Greece location Buckmans begins hand waxing and detailing cars.

1970  
Buckman Coin Operated Laundry opened next to car wash on Long Pond Road in Greece.

1971
Car Wash equipment updated to be one the first to wash vans and trucks.

1974
Buckman Equipment Company founded to sell car wash equipment, parts and supplies in Webster, NY.

1981
Purchased Stone Ridge Plaza and Chili Avenue car washes.

1982
Buckmans becomes one of the first car washes to remove brushes and convert to all cloth and high-pressure wash.

1984
Ray Justice becomes sole owner.

1985
Purchased Empire Blvd., Gates and Lyell Ave. car washes.

1986
First in the nation to offer "no questions asked" 24 Hour Clean Car Guarantee.

1987
Raymond Justice elected New York State Car Wash Association President.

Introduction of Thumbs-Up logo.

Started Win By One promotion with Rochester Red Wings at Silver Stadium.

1988
Became the first car wash in the nation to be computer software operated with the creation of the "Wash Worx" system developed by Buckmans

Began Buckmans Construction Company to build car wash facilities for others.

Sold laundry and dry cleaning business to Erwin/Ajax Cleaners.

1989
Built new tunnel location including coin operated self- serve car wash in Brockport, NY.

1990
Purchased car wash location on Winton and University Avenue.

1994
Sold Buckman Construction Company to manager. Mark Gerhardy, renamed Contracting Services Group.

1996
Started Wild Wings Educational Facility - a not for profit business, using flighted birds of prey to teach conservation in schools and organizations.

Sold Buckman Equipment Company to manager,Don Scordo, renamed W.E.T. - Washing Equipment Technologies.

 
 
 

1997
Created "Penny Power" project - collecting pennies for children's charities with initial
sponsors HSBC, Sam's Club, Doan Lincoln-Mercury, and Monroe Ambulance.

1998
Opened new car wash facility on Chili Avenue in Gates.

1999
Total remodel and upgrade of Winton and University location, adding hand wax and interior cleaning.

2000
Total remodel and upgrade of Greece double tunnel location.

2001
Moved corporate offices to Ridgeway Avenue, Ray Justice co-authors new book titled
"Power Intuition."

2002
Ray Justice sold Buckmans Car Wash to Jeff Gold, a former Global Crossing Vice President.

2004
Acquired 3 new car wash locations in Gates, Spencerport, and Penfield.

Moved corporate offices to 2496 West Ridge Road, Suite 204, in the Greece Towne Centre.
 
2008
Introduced the Buckmans HOMETOWN WINNERS program to replace the Win By One program.  Now, you are eligible for a deep discount on your car wash with your ticket stub any time one of our participating HOMETOWN teams wins at home.  You win every time they win!
 

2009

Modified the HOMETOWN WINNERS program to provide the deep discount EVERY TIME one of the participating hometown teams plays at home.  All you need is your ticket stub.

2011

Our new and improved Club Card Daily Wash Plan was introduced.  Now you can keep your car clean all year long at a monthly price that is less than just 2 car washes.  Save even more by pre-paying for the full year, or get a 20% discount on additional Family Plan members.  Your BEST and most convenient car wash value!!!

2012

Introduced the all new SIMONIZ HOT WAX in our new ULTRA WORKS car wash.  Hand wax like finish in a quick trip through the car wash.

2013

Installed new LED lighting inside and outside at most of our locations.  In addition to better lighting for our customers, the efficiency of the lights will reduce overall carbon emmissions from energy production by well over 100,000 pounds per year.

2014

Indtroduced new Club Card Daily Wash Pass options to include the Soft Touch Wash and the ULTRA WORKS  Wash packages.  Now you have a choice of wash types to fit your individual needs.

 

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