Sudsational (Suds) is the prominent detailing and hand car wash operation serving the Downers Grove, Addison, and Cresthill areas. Sudsational is run by Operations & Capital Partners (OCP), Peter and Nick Flevaris. OCP is a private equity firm which acquires small to midsize companies. OCP then provides administrative and strategic and marketing support to these companies. The Flevaris family has been serving the area for over 7 years. Suds employs over 70 Full-Time employees. Suds operates five metro Chicagoland locations, concentrating on both the retail and commercial sectors. Suds differentiates itself with top quality, high customer service.
Suds has grown from one location in 2001 to five in 2007. In early 2008 Suds will open an additional two locations.
Sudsational provides customers with five primary services: Exterior Hand Car Washes, Full Service Hand Car Washes, Interior Details, Exterior Details, And Full Details. Sudsational provides a number of additional services which are described on our menu of services at all locations. These additional services include waxing, shampooing, leather conditioning, paint sealant as well as many other services. Sudsational has no true competitors that are trying to offer high quality and high service for a reasonable rate. Our ability to provide a high quality service, both in regards to actual washing as well as customer service is all based on our ability to find great employees who pride themselves on providing the same high quality service every time. Hiring the best employees and making sure that they are well taken care of ensures that we in turn take care of customers.
What sets us apart from our competition is our quality control procedures (QC). Quality control has been part of Suds’ culture from day one. No car leave with out being double checked by a fresh set of eyes. Our quality control supervisors have the responsability of returning every completed car to our customers. They are the last line of defense before a car is returned to the customer. If the customer is not satisfied our QC supervisor takes the heat. These QC supervisors touch the customer every day. They understand the level of quality required to meet and exceed the customers expectations!
The Sudsational Team
Peter Flevaris – Operations Director
Peter has 10 years car wash experience. He and his father started Sudsational 8 years ago. Peter has overseen the expansion from one location to five locations over the last 7 years. Peter nurtured the concept of servicing multiple dealers from multiple locations, creating an efficient wholesale customer service model. Prior to operating Suds, Peter was entrepreneur owning and selling 3 separate service businesses. Peter has a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Illinois Chicago as well as an MBA from DePaul University. Peter is married and has 3 children.
SCOTT GREENBERG – Director of Business Development, Sales and Marketing
Mr. Greenberg is the founder of OCP. His role is developing deal flow, raising capital and creating sales and marketing strategies for all the portfolio companies. He has been president of companies in the textile, manufactured packaging, and automotive manufacturing industries. He has exponentially increased sales, expanded product lines, and improved quality three fold while running these companies. He has extensive turnaround and acquisition experience. He maintains solid relationships in the banking and private equity arenas. Mr. Greenberg has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois, and an MBA in operations and finance from DePaul University. Mr. Greenberg captained the Fighting Illini tennis team while on scholarship in Champaign. He is an avid cyclist and paddle player.
MICHAEL BARR – Interim CEO
Michael Barr has administrative and general management experience in multiple industries. He has been president of a specialty construction firm, an insurance company, a futures trading operation and a partner in an internet firm. Mr. Barr has designed and mapped a fully integrated accounting program for his construction company. He has led multiple subsidiary integrations. Mr. Barr has chaired corporate boards of directors, claims committees, and charitable fund raising events. He has developed and implemented employee retention programs. His management philosophy is based on employee and customer retention, strategic customer acquisition, and expense control and reduction. He attended The University of Wisconsin, where he was captain of the tennis team, and three time all Big Ten Selection