For Immediate Release – 9/21/22

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Jake DeGeare

(727) 667-6834 



GIBSONTON, Fl – Woodie’s Wash Shack, a local, family-owned car wash, celebrated the opening of their 10th location Friday with an exciting grand opening event in Gibsonton, Florida.

Woodie’s Wash Shack hosted various local vendors including the Roamin’ Oldies Classic Car Show, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad and SWAT teams, Queen B Ice Cream and Bucs Street Team. McAlister’s Deli and Zaxby’s provided free food.

Queen B Ice Cream, Experienced Autism Alliance, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and Bucs Street Team


“What an awesome utilization of our friends, family, vendors, partners, team and crew to activate such an awesome grand opening event,” said Jake DeGeare, marketing director at Woodie’s Wash Shack, “It really felt like a carnival or festival with all the amazing stuff we had to offer. So much so, that we had to allocate spillover space for all the extra stuff!”


As the official car wash of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Woodie’s Wash Shack gave away two Buccaneers game tickets and an autographed football during the event. There was also a giveaway for free annual memberships, 6-month memberships and 3-month memberships to Woodie’s Wash Shack.

Woodie’s Wash Shack’s giveaway and games tent

Over 100 people came to the celebration and enjoyed a free car wash on site, according to Brandon Gary, director of operations at Woodie’s Wash Shack.

“This was a lot more than I expected, it was much bigger, I thought it was going to be something a little small but this is amazing and it’s just been a great time,” said Kelly Woodson, community member and supporter of Woodie’s Wash Shack. Kelly discovered Woodie’s Wash Shack through Woodie’s Wash Shack’s partnership with Surfers for Autism.

Woodson’s Daughter, Kylee Woodson, pictured with DeGeare and Roberts

According to DeGeare, the new Woodie’s Wash Shack location allows Woodie’s Wash Shack to support other businesses who are also new to the area like McAlister’s Deli, Riverview Tap House, Cracker Barrel and AMC Theatres.

“We had the opportunity to not only celebrate our newest location with so many, we also were able to educate our community about what makes us different; from our innovation to our customer service to our community involvement,” said Melissa Roberts, business development manager at Woodie’s Wash Shack.

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Woodie’s Wash Shack Gibsonton Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting


Woodie’s Wash Shack is rapidly growing and proud to be opening their 10th location. The grand opening of the next Woodie’s Wash Shack location in Nokomis, Florida is estimated to be this fall, according to DeGeare.


Woodie’s Wash Shack is a surf-inspired family-owned car wash located in the Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg area of Florida that strives 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 Wash Shack creates the best experience in the Bay. Woodie’s Wash Shack is the official car wash of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and partners with various local organizations.