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Rising Tide Car Wash Opens Second Location in Margate, Following Great Success of Parkland Location


Parkland, Fla. — Sept. 28, 2017 — Rising Tide Car Wash, a groundbreaking social enterprise with a primary mission to employ adults with autism, opened its second location in Margate, located at 2970 N. State Rd 7, 33063 on September 28. Due to the remarkable success of Rising Tide’s first location in Parkland, which has been open since 2013, the second location was built as a custom car wash from the ground up.

The Margate location is 1½ times larger than the Parkland location, and is estimated to create about 50 new jobs in the community. Including land development, equipment and construction (an additional $3.4 million), the total amount to launch the Margate location was nearly $5 million.

Rising Tide’s Parkland location has been featured on news shows including MSNBC’s “Born in the USA,” “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams,” MSNBC’s “Your Business this Sunday” and Fox Business’ “Making Money,” as well as in magazines such as Entrepreneur Startups, Conscious Company, Fast Company, Forbes, and the Miami Herald.

“We are thrilled to achieve the incredible milestone of opening the second location of Rising Tide,” said John D’Eri, CEO of Rising Tide. “By opening the Margate location, we are not only giving more young adults with autism opportunities to realize their capabilities, gain confidence, make friends, gain financial independence, and have a place to call their own; but we are also providing South Floridians with another top-notch car wash experience.”

Rising Tide, a high-quality car wash, is one of the largest employers of people with autism in the U.S. Rising Tide and its consultants created an innovative model that breaks the car washing process into 46 distinct steps. Employees work in a mirror image of each other, and are able to thrive off the repetitive structure to produce extraordinary results.

Rising Tide co-founders John and Tom D’Eri created the business to develop a scalable solution to employing individuals with autism. They were inspired to do this by watching John’s son and Tom’s brother Andrew, a vibrant young man with autism, struggle to find his place in the world.

Unemployment among people with autism is approximately 80 percent. Since its inception, Rising Tide has created 85 jobs in the South Florida area. It is one of the only operationally proven and financially viable autism employment social enterprise models.

Rising Tide’s unsurpassed car wash services, ranging in price from $6 to $28, include the Simple Wash, Rainx + Wheels, Turbo Wax + Shine, and Manager’s Special. Detailing services include the Hand Wax Package, and custom detailing. Riding Tide’s Unlimited Wash Club membership is available for $34.95 per month for exterior washes. It includes unlimited Manager’s Specials, exclusive member upgrades, and an RFID Express badge.

Rising Tide offers various weekly specials including Wacky Wednesday (50 percent off exterior washes starting at $6, all day long), Early Bird (50 percent off exterior washes starting at $6, 8–9 a.m. only Monday through Friday) and Happy Hour (50 percent off exterior washes starting at $6, 6–7 p.m. only Monday through Friday.)

The Margate location is open seven days a week from 8 a.m.–7 p.m.

About Rising Tide Car Wash

Rising Tide Car Wash is a scalable social enterprise with the primary mission to employ adults with autism. By delivering a first-rate car wash experience to the consumer, Rising Tide strives to inspire communities to change their perception of the capabilities of people with autism. Through intensive training, team building and caring for the community, Rising Tide sets its employees up for success. With this model, Rising Tide has a goal to provide people with autism with an opportunity to build a career and achieve an independent lifestyle. Rising Tide Car Wash has two locations: 7201 N. State Rd 7, Parkland, FL 33067; and 2970 N. State Rd 7, Margate, FL 33063. It is open seven days a week from 8 a.m.–7 p.m. For more information, visit www.risingtidecarwash.com, call (954) 344-1855 or email info@risingtidecarwash.com.

Rising Tide Car Wash to be Featured on “The Hero Effect” Docu-Series, Co-Hosted by Super Bowl Champion Donald Driver & Advocate/Actress Emily Wilson, on OWN on April 8


Rising Tide Celebrating its Fourth Anniversary in April, Autism Awareness Month; Opening Second Location in Margate Late Summer
 

Parkland, Fla. — Mar. 30, 2017 — The “heroes” of Rising Tide Car Wash, a groundbreaking social enterprise with a primary mission to employ adults with autism, will be shining on national TV on Saturday, April 8, 10–11 a.m. ET on “The Hero Effect” docu-series. The uplifting series, televised on The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), tells the story of ordinary individuals who are making extraordinary differences in their communities.

The series, co-hosted by former Super Bowl champion Donald Driver and actress/advocate Emily Wilson, is shot on location in different communities across the U.S. and celebrates everyday heroes who facilitate beneficial, life-changing impact on the people around them. The show is made in partnership with United Way.

The show’s air date coincides with Rising Tide’s 4th anniversary, April 2017, which is also National Autism Awareness Month.

“We are honored to be featured on ‘The Hero Effect’ and showcase to its viewers the amazing capabilities that individuals with autism have,” said John D’Eri, CEO of Rising Tide. “Since we launched Rising Tide four years ago, we have made incredible progress in changing communities’ perceptions of young adults with autism, and we are thrilled to continue to share our experiences.”

Rising Tide co-founders John and Tom D’Eri created the business to develop a scalable solution to employing individuals with autism. They were inspired to do this by watching John’s son and Tom’s brother Andrew, a vibrant young man with autism, struggle to find his place in the world. Unemployment among people with autism is approximately 90 percent.

Rising Tide and its consultants created an innovative model that breaks the car washing process into 46 distinct steps. Employees work in a mirror image of each other, and are able to thrive off the repetitive structure to produce extraordinary results.

Since it opened in Parkland at 7201 N. State Rd 7. on April 6, 2013, Rising Tide, a high-quality car wash, has experienced great success, giving young adults with autism opportunities to realize their capabilities, gain confidence, make friends, gain financial independence, and have a place to call their own. With approximately 35 employees, Rising Tide is one of the largest employers of people with autism in the U.S. Since its inception, Rising Tide has created 75 jobs in the South Florida area.

Due to its success, Rising Tide is opening a second location at 2970 N. State Rd 7 in Margate, Florida late summer. This location is being built as a custom car wash from the ground up. The Margate location will be 1½ times larger than the first, and is estimated to create about 50 new jobs in the community.

About Rising Tide Car Wash

Rising Tide Car Wash is a scalable social enterprise with the primary mission to employ adults with autism. By delivering a first-rate car wash experience to the consumer, Rising Tide strives to inspire communities to change their perception of the capabilities of people with autism. Through intensive training, team building and caring for the community, Rising Tide sets its employees up for success. With this model, Rising Tide has a goal to provide people with autism with an opportunity to build a career and achieve an independent lifestyle. Rising Tide Car Wash is located at 7201 N. State Rd 7, Parkland, FL 33067. It is open seven days a week from 8 a.m.–7 p.m. For more information, visit www.risingtidecarwash.com, call (954) 344-1855 or email info@risingtidecarwash.com.

 

Rising Tide Car Wash Selected as One of Only 10 Stories Nationwide to be Featured in “Upstanders,” a Starbucks Original Series Inspiring Positive Change


Special Event to Take Place at Starbucks in Deerfield Beach on Sept. 21;  Actress & Activist Sharon Stone Provides Rising Tide’s Pre-Taped Introduction

Parkland, Fla. – Sept. XX, 2016 Rising Tide Car Wash, a groundbreaking social enterprise and high-quality car wash experience located in Parkland, Florida, was selected to be featured as one of 10 nationwide stories of humanity on “Upstanders,” Starbucks’ first original content series. The series, which aims to inspire Americans to engage in acts of compassion, citizenship and civility, features various stories, each told in written, video and podcast form, about ordinary people doing extraordinary things to create positive change in their communities.

Rising Tide’s “Upstanders” story is viewable at www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SCb2X280sw&feature=youtu.be.

With a primary mission to empower individuals with autism to build a career/full life through employment, Rising Tide employs 35 individuals at its Parkland location. In late 2016/early 2017, Rising Tide is opening a second location, 1½ times larger than the first, in Margate, Florida, enabling the company to employ a total of 90 individuals with autism. It is one of the largest employers of people with autism in the U.S.

John D’Eri, CEO and co-founder of Rising Tide, will participate in a special event, along with Starbucks Executive Producer Rajiv Chandrasekaran and members of the community, on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 1–2 p.m. at Starbucks, located at 3349 West Hillsboro Blvd. in Deerfield Beach. D’Eri will discuss with Chandrasekaran how opening a car wash changed his life and the lives of individuals with autism.

Actress and activist Sharon Stone pre-taped the introduction, viewable at www.facebook.com/sharonstoneofficial/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&fref=nf, to Rising Tide’s story. The series is written and produced by Chandrasekaran and Howard Schultz, Starbucks chairman and CEO.

The series is distributed via the Starbucks mobile app, and online at Starbucks.com/Upstanders. Audio versions of each story that will launch weekly through downloadable podcasts are also accessible through the site. In addition, the series can be viewed on Starbucks’ in-store digital network.

“We are extremely proud to have been chosen for the ‘Upstanders’ series,” said D’Eri. “Since our 2013 launch, we have made a positive impact on our associates, helping them to realize their incredible capabilities, gain confidence that they never had before, make friends, gain financial independence, and have a place to call their own.”

“We’ve asked ourselves what is the role and responsibility of a public company and, as citizens, how we can catalyze hope in a time when we need more optimism, empathy, compassion and leadership,” said Schultz. “The upstanders featured in this series are inspiring individuals whose actions are emblematic of the American spirit and what is missing from so much of today’s national dialogue. We have always been storytellers at heart, and more of these stories need to be heard. We are using our scale to share them as broadly as possible.”

About Rising Tide Car Wash

Rising Tide Car Wash is a scalable social enterprise with the primary mission to employ adults with autism. By delivering a first-rate car wash experience to the consumer, Rising Tide strives to inspire communities to change their perception of the capabilities of people with autism. Through intensive training, team building and caring for the community, Rising Tide sets its employees up for success. With this model, Rising Tide has a goal to provide people with autism with an opportunity to build a career and achieve an independent lifestyle. Rising Tide Car Wash is located at 7201 N. State Rd 7, Parkland, FL 33067. A second location at 2970 N. State Rd 7 in Margate, Florida is due to open in late 2016/early 2017. Rising Tide is open seven days a week from 8 a.m.–7 p.m. For more information, visit www.risingtidecarwash.com, call (954) 344-1855 or email info@risingtidecarwash.com.

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