Operating Partner – Bluebird Express Car Wash
With a knack for clean cars and a passion for the real estate development process, John works to further expand the Bluebird Express Car Wash model and operates the Metro Express Car Wash in Colorado (the Nation’s largest physical car wash). John oversees all facets of the car wash development process including site selection, underwriting, design, construction, and management of all future car wash developments.
John graduated from the University of Denver where he majored in Finance with a special emphasis in Real Estate. He has passed the Colorado Real Estate Brokerage exam. John Michael is also an active member of Vistage, an executive group for small to mid-size businesses.
At the age of 16 John started John Michael’s Custom Detail, LLC, a mobile auto detailing company. The company was in operation for over 6 years and served over 100 actively returning clients and two corporate fleet accounts. While running the detailing business from college, John interned for a Real Estate Investment Bank in Denver, Colorado for one year to gain experience in Bridge Lending and Mezzanine Financing, financial analytics, and market research. During college John also interned with an online outdoor marketing company focusing on marketing analytics, and expanding the company’s business model into other outdoor categories. John Michael interned for Rocky Mountain Management & Development, LLC (RMC) for the last two summers of his college career. The time spent with RMC was focused on learning the many facets of the Real Estate Development process, from financing proposals to due diligence to proforma analysis.
John Michael is currently the Operating Partner of the Metro Express in Sheridan, Colorado which is the Nation’s Largest Express Car Wash. For this location John Michael handled site selection, coordinated all development along with Rocky Mountain Companies and other partners, installed all car wash equipment, hired all employees, set up operating systems and processes and continues to oversee operations from Boise, Idaho. This location is now the highest volume car wash in the State of Colorado and one of the top performing car washes in the Nation.
John Michael returned to Boise from Denver in June 2018. He simultaneously oversees operations of the Metro Express in Colorado, while spearheading the development and operations of the new Bluebird Express Car Washes. These new state-of-the-art washes will be located throughout the Treasure Valley and Oregon, with opportunities to expand in the future.
When he is not found updating proformas or developing more efficient car wash methods, John Michael can be found on the lake or in the mountains with his wife and their dog.