Owner: Emilie Baratta & Elijah Williams, Director of Operations
Gleam Car Wash is a female owned and operated flex serve in Denver, CO. Owner/operator Emilie Baratta is committed to sustainability and green footprint. And according to an article in Professional Carwashing & Detailing magazine, she has “truly revolutionized what an environmentally-friendly carwash can achieve.” The site features VFD’s, LED lighting and recycles and composts. In addition, it features 41 kilowatts of solar panels. Basically, the wash’s solar energy can provide A/C to approximately five homes daily. It also includes an EV charging station at no cost to its customers. And, Baratta emphasizes diversity and inclusion in her hiring practices and 20 percent of her staff is comprised of individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD). The 140-foot tunnel features primarily Sonny’s equipment and chemical. The site opened in 2016.
Baratta’s newest wash, Gleam II, is under construction and sits on 1.2 acres. It is a hybrid wash combining a 140-foot express tunnel with 29 vac drops and one full detail shop. It is a Genesis Modular Carwash Building Systems site.