by Caroline Halloran
The City of Mentor welcomes Cardinal Auto Wash and thanks them for their investment in our community. The business is owned and managed by Jeff McCann, along with his partners, Glenn Montz and Rob Mealy. Cardinal offers car washes and detailing service in addition to an existing drive-thru beverage store at their location.
The trio have known each other since childhood and have been involved in a number of entrepreneurial ventures over the years in addition to their experiences in the corporate world. The idea of opening a car wash surfaced four years ago. The team did their research and started scouting the area for the right location. When asked why they chose Mentor, the answer was simple. Mentor Avenue is at the heart of Lake County’s commercial corridor and this particular stretch of roadway was exactly where they wanted to be, averaging just under 23,000 cars a day.
“A car wash is what you would call an impulse buy” says McCann, “you want to be on a road with a lot of traffic.”
They also felt this particular location was under-served and would be the perfect spot for their new business.McCann took care to note their commitment to customer service, with the firm belief that without customers, there is no business. Cardinal is also committed to supporting the community and welcomes the opportunity to work with local organizations in their fundraising efforts.
Cardinal is located at 8694 Mentor Avenue and is open year-round. For additional details and pricing, visit www.cardinalautowash.com.