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June 10, 2024

Russell Speeder’s seeks approvals for 2 car wash projects in Farmington

Contributed A rendering of the proposed Russell Speeder's Car Wash in Farmington.

Russell Speeder’s Car Wash of Connecticut LLC is seeking zoning approvals to redevelop two car washes in Farmington under its brand.

The Norwalk-based company has agreements with the owner of properties at 362 Scott Swamp Road and 4 Wannowmassa Lane, which contain existing car washes, to lease the sites and convert them into Russell Speeder’s locations.

The properties are owned by SWC Holdings LLC, both controlled by Steven Cromack of Farmington, who is also the principal of Water Works Car Wash of Southington LLC.

Russell Speeder’s plans to upgrade the facilities, adding new vacuums, parking and lighting.

According to the zoning application, Russell Speeder’s would operate during the same hours as the existing car washes, so the renovations would not result in any increase in traffic on local roads.

Both locations would operate from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Sunday.

Typically, the car washes will have two to four employees per shift, the application states.

Russell Speeder’s is seeking approvals for site improvements to each car wash location. The items are on the agenda for the Planning and Zoning Commission’s meeting at 7 tonight. 

Russell Speeder’s and other car wash chains have been rapidly growing across Connecticut.

The company is part of Summit Wash Holdings, formed in 2022 through a partnership with family-owned Russell Speeder’s, which has more than 21 locations across the Northeast, Nebraska and Florida.

Summit Wash Holdings is owned by New Mountain Capital, a private equity firm.

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