From humble roots to thriving success, Rich’s Wash Dat has served the New Orleans area for years, delivering high-quality service with top-notch staff. Family owned and operated, each of Rich’s Wash Dat’s locations is committed to employing people of all ages, colors, creeds; in addition to providing free washes to police and first responders in an environmentally friendly manner. A simple idea to help families and locals keep their cars clean was all it took to create the brand we know and love today.
The premier car wash opened in Westwego in 2008, giving the community the opportunity to wash cars at an affordable price. Westvego’s WashWego is a first in the region, adding an advanced technological approach to ensure a quick and fun selection of high quality during a typical car wash. To develop this thriving institution, WashWego partnered with the Richardson family to create Rich’s Wash Dat.
The first Rich’s Wash Dat opened in late 2014 at 4417 Earhart Blvd; at the time it was the largest conveyor belt express car wash in the New Orleans area. To serve the larger metropolitan area, Kenner opened in 2017 to provide high-quality laundry services at 3519 Williams Blvd. Rich’s Wash Dat has a deeper commitment to the West Bank, hoping Algiers will expand. The new location was constructed at 3600 Gen. in 2018, bringing high-paying jobs to underserved areas.Dr. Charles de Gaulle
The newest location at 2900 Gentilly Blvd across from Dillard University opened on May 9 this year. By investing $5.5 million in the location, Rich’s Wash Dat has made it the most advanced washing facility to date. They took advantage of abandoned trouble spots and built every detail from the ground up to create the new flagship store for Rich’s Wash Dat.
The Covid-19 pandemic caused each location to close for a brief period, but this disruption stopped Wash Dat. After implementing customer-friendly safety measures, each of the three locations is ready to open again and serve the community. Plans for Gentilly’s newest location started at the onset of the pandemic and stopped again and again over the next two years, but finally, by the time it officially opened in the spring of ’22; bringing safety and security to the community, Providing quality jobs with special consideration for the residents of the surrounding community, and investing in the community are just some of the standout elements of the newest addition to the Wash Dat family.
Many people may think that washing their car in their driveway at home is a “greener” option, but it’s not. The average home car wash will drain as much as 200 gallons of water into the driveway.
By comparison, Rich’s Wash Dat water conservation effort uses only about 35 gallons of water per vehicle. Additionally, all chemicals used in cleaning the tunnels are biodegradable and the soapy water is collected, filtered and tested to ensure it is safe for the environment. It’s a commitment to an environment that every community can feel!
At Rich’s Wash Dat, three things are of the highest value – people, passion and perfection. We practice our services with honesty, integrity and responsibility. Our employees are engaged and motivated, striving to excel in everything they do. As for our service, quality comes first and we are obsessed with details.
Wash Dat is committed to serving the community, supporting local organizations, and helping New Orleans light up one vehicle at a time. For more information on packages, locations and hours of operation, visit richswashdat.com. Join in cleaning that country!