Cloister Car Wash was purchased by Mike Mountz in 1984. It started as a single location with three employees in Ephrata, Pennsylvania. At the time of sale to Mister Hotshine Car Wash & Lube Center in 2012, Cloister Wash & Lube had grown to four locations in a three county area, with annual sales of $14 million. In 2012, Cloister employed approximately 400 people. In 28 years of operation, Cloister serviced 8.5 million vehicles, won numerous prestigious industry awards for innovation and operational excellence, and played an active role in supporting the needs of the communities it served.

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