We’re a family-owned and operated Arkansas business with locations across the state. Splash isn’t your typical car wash. We invest in our people and treat our customers like family. We are clean freaks, shine addicts, chaos wranglers, and people persons.

If you’re looking for a business dedicated to making your day a little brighter, we’re your people.

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In 1983, we began the journey we’re still on today. After forty years, the core of who we are hasn’t wavered: Splash is a local Arkansas business that’s remained family-owned since the start. Throughout the years, Splash has been a leading example of how to cultivate a people-first culture.


Construction site of Splash Car Wash building. White truck pulls trailer that says "Arkansas Carwash Systems, Inc."
Paul and his partner founded Air Check Systems (ACS), building coin-operated, self-serve air machines out of their garage. They began installing them in convenience stores, and the business grew to over 300 machines in Arkansas and surrounding states.
Construction site of Splash Car Wash building.
Paul and his company purchased and remodeled two old self-serve car washes in North Little Rock. He oversaw the ongoing operations, including collecting, cleaning, and maintaining both washes.
Self-serve Splash Car Wash with cars in stalls and at vacuuming stations.
Paul built the first "Splash" in Clinton, AR for his brother. It consisted of one automatic wash bay and three self-serve wash bays. His company, Arkansas Carwash Systems would go on to provide service to 50 more similar wash facilities in smaller towns across the state.
Brick building with a red roof has sign that says "CAR WASH" with blue kangaroo logo on two sides of the building. Vacuuming stations sit outside.
Recognizing a trend in other areas of the country, Paul's company created a franchise known as Boomerang Carwash and built its first location in Oklahoma City, OK. This company would go on to build more than 20 express washes over the next four years.
Two men standing laughing and talking in front of balloons and signs. One man holds two papers/pamphlets in his hands as he laughs.
After growing up around car washes most of his life, Paul’s son, Matt, finished graduate school and joined the company as CFO. He began to make improvements in financial reporting and metrics for the company.
Headshot of blonde woman smiling at the camera in a black blazer and white shirt on a black/gray background
Paul sold his ownership in Boomerang Car Wash to an investor group and decided to focus on his four Splash locations in Central Arkansas. His daughter, Natalie, joined the company full-time as the Director of HR & Administration.
Splash Car Wash employees stand in a group for a ribbon cutting ceremony at a location in 2014. Above them is a red sign with the Splash logo.
The company acquired five more locations in Conway, Greenbrier, Clinton, and Morrilton. Two of these locations included car wash tunnels, and all of them including self-serve bays with touchless automatics.
After fine-tuning the flex serve model and touring the best car washes in Europe, Splash began planning to implement these best practices from Europe in a new car wash location in Rogers. After returning, Splash began selling Unlimited Wash Passes and sold one older location in Conway.
Black SUV goes through Splash Car Wash. Soap drains down the side of the vehicle.
Preparing for growth, Splash added Jeff Turk as Director of Projects and Justin Young as Director of Marketing. Another older car wash was sold and an operating oil change was purchased on Landers Rd. in Benton.
Overheard view of Splash Car Wash building. A white vehicle drives through one of the two "pay here or unlimited" stations next to the "unlimited only" station
After a season of planning and preparation, two new Splash locations were opened. A 14,000 sq ft carwash, interior cleaning, and oil change facility opens in Rogers, followed by another similar 11,000 sq ft facility in Benton.
Group of five men smile at the camera, posed for the picture on a cobblestone street.
With more growth on the horizon, Splash added Griffin Kuhn as Director of Operations. Splash focused heavily on building out our marketing efforts and investing in our people and company culture. The Leadership Team traveled to Europe for the International Carwash Show and visits some of the best car washes in the world.
Exterior of Splash Car Wash building with "CAR WASH" and "INTERIOR CLEAN" stations. Cars are in line under the "INTERIOR CLEAN" sign under a blue pavillion.
The Splash team was poised for growth and began planning for new locations across the state. Danie Swanepoel rejoined the Splash family as the Director of People & Culture. The Emerging Leader Program was created and more than 20 future Splash Leaders paved the way in the inaugural class. The North Little Rock location was remodeled and updated.
Group of Splash Employees stand in front of Splash Car Wash building for a ribbon cutting ceremony. The man at the front of the crowd hold giant scissors and has just cut the red ribbon, which is being held at each end by other employees at the edge of the group.
With expansion on the horizon, Garrett Hartman rejoined the Splash family as the Director of New Store Openings, focused on streamlining and executing the opening process. More key members were added to the Home Office Support Staff in the Human Resources, Marketing, Accounting, and IT departments. Our first ground-up build of a stand-alone 10-Minute Oil Change facility was completed, opening in West Little Rock.
Group of Splash employees all wearing jackets or vests with Splash logo stands in front of Splash building logo smiling at the camera
To kick off the year, two additional oil change facilities open in Cabot and Maumelle. In March, a wash tunnel with free vacuums opened in Cabot, followed by the acquisition of two Fort Smith car wash facilities in June. Just a few months later, Splash opened the largest car wash in Arkansas, serving the Maumelle community. This facility offers free indoor vacuums, express interior cleaning, an indoor park, and an indoor wash tunnel. To end a busy year of growth, a car wash tunnel with free vacuums was opened in Russellville just before Christmas.
After a full year opening seven new locations in 2023, the Splash team slows down and aims to refocus on the twenty-six operating locations across the state. Splash forms a Board of Directors, led by CEO, Paul Stagg. With this transition, Jeff Turk is promoted to President. 
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The DNA of Splash

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Strive for excellence

Passionately treat others with dignity & respect

Look for opportunities to serve others

Appreciate our customers & co-workers

Smile & have fun

Have honesty & integrity