Wally is a native of Lewisburg.   Erik is a transplant to West Virginia from Philadelphia.  They teamed up for the first time in 2017.   Erik was in corporate America, and Wally was building car washes -- for other people.   But Erik was awestruck with Wally's knowledge and experience.


Having been to many car washes, each of them knew what most places offer -- a crappy experience with a less-than-clean and shiny car.  We're sure you've been to many of those, too.   In rare cases, when a place can wash the car well, it was a boring experience.  And full details -- they are too expensive.  They wanted something different.  

​They set out to combine their skill sets, and build a car wash experience with lights, smells, and color, as well as an overall shiny, clean car.  And of course, the right people to make it all go.   People are the key to having a great time and experience.   The result?   Mighty Shine Express Car Wash.   

As a small business, it took a while to get everything set up and find the right location for the first one.   We opened on 11/13/2019 in Beckley, the perfect spot.  We love the town -- it has the perfect balance of being a small town with big town amenities, too.

In September 2020, we took Wally's existing car wash, renovated it and made it our second location.    Look for even more Mighty Shines in the future!   Know a great place?   Or even have a lot or car wash you want to sell us?   Get in touch!

When not washing cars, they both enjoy spending time with their families, as well as hunting, NASCAR and football.