NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Enviowash is not your typical car wash.
The company will come to you and offers all sorts of new services.READ MORE: Long Island Pays Tribute To Health Care Heroes And Lives Lost As Pandemic Reaches 1-Year Mark
Owner Mark Martilotta previously worked in the mortgage business and was let go during the 2007 financial crisis. He remembered seeing a similar car wash system in Costa Rica.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine: CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez Has What You Need To Know About The Johnson & Johnson Shot
“My friend at the time had said to me, ‘Why don’t we bring this to New York?’ When he first said that, I pretty much thought he was crazy. But then things happened,” he tells Joe Connolly.
They flew to Chicago and started with the Argentinian franchise GeoWash. Martilotta eventually went out on his own with Enviowash.
“It’s been a quick 10 years, certainly a roller coaster,” he says. “But looking back on it, I could never go back into having an office job.”MORE NEWS: Who Is Cuomo's Possible Successor, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul?
Enviowash began at malls before teaming up with Zipcar. Now, it serves fleets and car dealerships.