Frederick, MD (10/6/2022) – WLR Automotive Group celebrated 35 years in business on October 5, 2022. Randall Simpson, President and CEO, and his then business partner bought their first quick lube center, “The Lube Center,” on Route 40 in Frederick, Maryland, in 1987. The business model applied quick oil changes, where no appointment is necessary, and allowing customers to remain in their vehicles during service. During the ensuing 35 years, the company expanded to include additional businesses –lube centers, auto spas, auto spa expresses, and auto repairs. In celebration of 35 years in business, the company held three events, 1 for employees, another for vendor partners, and 3rd in support of local charitable organizations.
The first event was held over Labor Day weekend to show appreciation to all their employees. All WLR locations closed for two days, allowing the company to attend festivities in Ocean City. Maryland. “This gave us a chance to get to know each other a little better while having a great time,” Simpson said.
Secondly, WLR organized their first “WLR Open Tournament,” held on October 5th, for their valued vendor partners at the Maryland National Golf Club. This was a fun day filled with food, beverages, and an array of prizes valued at over $45,000. In addition, a Drone carrying a net filled with numbered golf balls was dropped from the sky onto the green. The person’s ball that landed closest to the pin, or in it, won an SUV.
The company’s third and most important event was “35K Giving for Good”, during which WLR gave $35,000 to local charitable organizations. From September 1st through October 4th, participants could vote daily for their favorite charity out of 25 pre-selected ones. The overall first-place winner received $10,000, and the top winner of each of the five categories won $5,000. “We could not think of a better way to show our appreciation to our customers than to give back to our communities, they are the heart of who we are, and we always strive to make them better,” Simson explained.
About WLR Automotive Group, Inc.
WLR Automotive Group, Inc. has been headquartered in Frederick, Maryland since 1987. The company boasts 27 Automotive industry businesses throughout Maryland and Pennsylvania. There are 13 vehicle maintenance centers, The Lube Center; as well as 4 full-service car washes, The Auto Spa; 7 express car washes, The Auto Spa Express; and 2 repair facilities, The Auto Repair. The company’s team consists of over 450 employees and have served more than 8 million customers. The team is committed to offering the highest-quality service and providing an exceptional experience for customers. They care about each other and the communities they live in and are committed to Changing Lives, One Neighbor at a Time. For more information about your local WLR locations, visit www.washluberepair.com.