FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 03/07/22
Woodie’s Wash Shack, Jake DeGeare
Woodie’s Wash Shack Announces Addition of Management Talent to Their Development, Construction, and Finance Teams
Tampa Bay’s Best Car Wash
Tampa, Florida – As Woodie’s Wash Shack accelerates their growth plan, they have rapidly become the number-one google rated car wash in Tampa Bay region. In the areas of quality, convenience, and service, Woodie’s is recognized as the “BEST”. woodie’s has Major expansion plans in 2022 for the Tampa Bay region and along the entire West Coast of Florida.
To support rapid growth and a continued commitment to excellence, Woodie’s Wash Shack is excited to announce the growth of their leadership team. New talent has recently been added or promoted in the areas of development, construction, program management, finance, fiscal planning, and accounting.
Store Development & Construction Program Management Team Expansion
Woodie’s has worked tirelessly to build an outstanding group of development and construction specialists to acquire sites, designs, and permits for new locations as they build top-rated express car washes. The management team has expanded to include the following:
Sid Jordan, Senior Construction Advisor
Sid graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Building Construction. He was the Vice President of Operations at Enterprise Building Company and Brown & Root for more than ten years. He then worked for Clark Building Group from 1993 until 2020 as CEO/President of the Northern and Southern Regions. Sid holds a General Contractor’s license in FL, GA, TN, NC, SC, and AL. He is a fifth generation Florida native and enjoys fishing, golf, skiing, and spending time with his five grandchildren.
Philip Baker, Director of Development and Construction
Phil received his bachelor’s degree from Auburn University as a Building Science major. He has more than three decades of development and construction experience in institutional, commercial, multi-family, and mixed-use projects. Phil has also worked on various projects with Phillips Development & Realty for several years. Phil has been involved with such notable projects as the Hard Rock Casino and the mixed-use Mosaic Hi-rise project in Houston, Texas. His wisdom and expertise in guiding the construction and development program, will result in a level of efficiency and quality that is uncommon in the car wash business.
Thomas “TC” Nales, Pre-Construction Manager
As an experienced Civil Engineer, TC brings planning, engineering, and site development expertise to the Woodie’s team. Due to the complexity of land use, entitlement, and water management, civil engineering is the key to efficient site design. TC has prior development/engineering experience in a variety of industries including car washes, mixed-use projects, and more. His work with the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority (HCAA) included a $600 million design-build project for which TC and his team managed the roadway design, stormwater management system, grading, and demolition design. This project also included the restoration of the South Terminal Service area.
Jake Fox, Construction Manager
Jake is a strategic project manager who thrives in dynamic, growth-focused work environments with experience maintaining and growing successful relationships with owners, general contractors, structural engineers, and architects. Prior to joining Woodie’s, Jake was a Project Manager for M.C. Velar Constructions Corporation where he managed projects varying in size from 100,000 – 1,500,000 square feet. Jake’s field expertise ensures that rigorous specifications are being followed and our contractors and suppliers are on schedule, on budget, and building our Wash Shacks in a way that creates the least disturbance to our neighbors. Jake enjoys traveling and spending time with his Fiancée Sarah and two golden retrievers Chase and Macy.
Glen Stygar, VP Acquisitions
Location, location, location is the key in any real estate acquisition. Easy access and convenience for the Woodie’s Wash Club Members is Glen’s focus. For over 25 years, Glen has been involved in site acquisition and development for a significant number of retail and commercial projects. 7 of those years were spent on the Phillips Development & Realty team. Glen also brings the experience it takes to complete the zoning, permitting and approval processes. Glen heads up the GREEN initiatives for Woodie’s Wash Shack, a key component in the Woodie’s design criteria.
Finance, Fiscal Planning, and Accounting Team Expansion
Given the “need for speed” to finance the targeted acquisitions and development pipeline, additional talent and experience was required. We are excited to announce that the following individuals have joined the Woodie’s team:
Doug Mzyk, Executive Manager and Senior Financial Advisor
Doug’s expertise as COO/CFO of high-growth companies for over 30 years brings a level of experience to the Woodie’s Wash Shack team that will help propel the company to become one of the fastest growing express car wash companies in the United States. Working with entrepreneurial as well as Fortune 100 companies, Doug has established strategic leadership, finance, mergers and acquisitions, along with debt and equity initiatives. A Business Administration graduate of Texas Tech University, Doug began his career at KPMG, Peat Marwick.
Kristie Wolf, Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis
Prior to Woodie’s, Kristie worked in Finance at a third-party administrator, where she was involved in all aspects of forecasting, budgeting, pricing, and client profitability. Kristie began her career at Raymond James in 2013 in a rotational program before starting full time in the Real Estate Investment Banking group of Raymond James. During her time in investment banking, she worked on all forms of valuation, due diligence, underwriting, and other support for all related transactions. Kristie graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. She resides in Tampa with her husband Sean and their two young children, Maya and Lucas. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends while taking advantage of all the beautiful scenery and fun events that Tampa has to offer.
About Woodie’s Wash Shack
It’s no secret that Woodie’s Wash Shack facilities are classy, sparkling clean, and well designed. But do you know the rest of the story? We are inspired by the surf culture of the 1950’s, which is where our Woodie Surf Wagon Icon comes from! Driving into a Woodie’s facility will take you to a tropical locale as you hear the sounds of Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, and the Beach Boys. You’ll smell the fresh scent of coconut, experience the waves, and feel the sun as you cruise through the wash tunnel. The Woodie’s Mission is to make a difference in the lives of others by creating an oasis of EPIC amounts of courtesy, clean, fun, and opportunity. By providing exceptional customer service, the best technology in the industry and a unique membership program, Woodie’s is creating the best experience in the bay. (www.woodieswash.com)