PCDC Supports Opening of Duster Auto Spa

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28 Feb 2024


A Holdrege car wash that has been closed for several years will be reopened just in time for spring cleaning.

The Duster Auto Spa, 405 Maberly St., will feature a new extra-long automatic wash bay and two manual bays. A vacuum stand will also be added.

The car wash will give Holdrege residents another car-wash option on the southwest side of town.

“We want Holdrege to have great amenities so people can stay local, and we want to attract outside residents to visit and take advantage of the great things Holdrege and Phelps County have to offer,” said Chris McQuillan, one of the project’s investors.

An investment group purchased the building in 2021. After much planning and research, construction finally began in mid-February. The current facility will remain and be remodeled. It will have a fresh look with new red and white paint and an extended automatic wash bay that will fit the longest 4-door long-box trucks manufactured today.

A new Mark VII Softwash XT auto wash system will be installed in the automatic bay, and customers will have the option to dry their vehicle when exiting. New wash equipment will be installed in the manual bays. 

Customers will have the option to purchase a car wash membership after the business opens. 

McQuillan said if construction goes as planned, they are hoping to open in late March or early April.

Local contractors are doing much of the work on the car wash including Popple Concrete Construction, Alpha Heating, Air & Plumbing, K & D Motor & Electric, Glenwood, Larson Brothers of Axtell, Eli Swanson (pit pumping), Josh Evans (demo), Norton Painting, and Integrity Construction. Reliable Plus of Omaha is the wash equipment provider. 

The business will have one employee who will be onsite daily to wash bays, make repairs and perform any other work that is needed.

PCDC is supporting the Duster Auto Spa with Business and Franchise Development Grants and a Digital Marketing Support grant.

“This investment being made into Holdrege and Phelps County is significant, and we're very thankful that PCDC supports projects such as this,” McQuillan said.