Mike Mountz, Founder


Vision, determination, commitment, drive, passion, and caring, are only a few words to describe...

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Cloister Wash & Lube was established in 1984 with 3 employees and one location in Ephrata, Pennsylvania.

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Cloister's 4 locations in Ephrata, York, Lancaster and Reading washed 800,000 cars per year.

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Building a business that was truly unique is about taking risks, overcoming obstacles, and providing customers with an experience, not just a product. It is about what a team can accomplish when they embrace a vision that tested long held industry traditions and practices.

This website is a remembrance; a place for former employees, suppliers, and supporters to visit to reflect on the role they played in building Cloister Wash & Lube into a multiple award winning industry leader and a respected and valued part of the many communities it served.

Thank you to my wife Rhoda, my children Elton, Tonya and Weston, and the many people who made contributions, worked long hours, and spent summers and careers making Cloister a success. This is my scrapbook to them, a place to remember what we accomplished together.

My deepest and sincere appreciation,

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Mike Mountz