Mark Curtis is a founder and the CEO of Splash Car Washes. Mark was born and raised in Greenwich, Connecticut. After graduating from Franklin & Marshall College, he began his career in banking with Union Trust. After completing its training program, Mark was named a credit analyst and later promoted to commercial lending officer. It was a short time after that when he answered a classified ad for a carwash in Greenwich that led him to a 35 year career in the industry.
Starting with the one location in Greenwich, Splash has now grown to 19 locations with over 500 employees. It is now the 12th largest conveyor carwash operation in the country. Splash has been inducted into the Connecticut Business Hall of Fame, received the Blue chip Enterprise Award from the US Chambers of Commerce, and Small Business of the Year Award from the Small Business Administration.
Mark has just completed his term on the board of the International Carwash Association where he served for 11 years. He is currently president of Grace for Vets – an organization that brings together carwash operators from four countries to wash vets’ cars for free on Veterans Day. The organization helped promote over 268,000 free carwashes in 2015. Mark also started Wash USA – an organization that raised over $800,000 for Make-A-Wish.
Mark lives in Riverside with his wife, Laurie, with whom he just celebrated their 22nd anniversary, and his two children, Sam 18, and Erin 16. He attends Stanwich Congregational Church in Greenwich where he has served as a Trustee and an Elder.