Over 50 years of putting people first

Family owned for more than half a century, we understand that taking care of business really means taking care of people—both our owner/operators and their customers. It’s the way we’ve done things from the beginning, and we see no reason to change.

Founded on Family

Ray Ellis founded Kwik back in 1964 and almost immediately realized that it was a great way to help his family and friends own their own businesses. A handshake deal kind of guy, Ray enjoyed seeing others be successful and helped them get the maximum return through the land, building and services.

Independence for All

After 52 years Kwik is still family owned and run by Ray’s oldest daughter, Raynette Ellis Randall. Today, we continue to help people like you start and maintain their own successful businesses. As an owner/operator, its your business to run your way. But you’re not alone. Just like Ray did, we’ll help you pick your site, build your store and keep it stocked.

JOIN THE FAMILY

To date, we’ve helped build over 1,000 stores in eight states and service more than 650 customers through parts and service department. We’d love for you to become a part of the Kwik family. Of course, it requires just a little more than a handshake these days, but we still make it as easy as possible. Click here to read more about becoming an owner/operator.

Through The Years


1934

Founder Ray Ellis was born on September 20 in Itasca, TX, where he was raised by his grandparents.

1985

The first Kwik Kar Lube centers were opened. Ray’s daughter, Raynette, owned and operated one of the first Kwik Kar Lube Centers at Mockingbird and Skillman in Dallas, TX.

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1948

Ray began his first job in the automotive industry at Grimes Service Station.

1992

The Ellis family opened Kwik Industries, Inc. on April 1 to start providing construction, parts and service for both lube centers and car washes.

1964

Ray and his business partner, Windy Windham, built the very first Kwik Kar Wash, a two-bay, self-serve car wash off of Ledbetter Drive in Dallas for $12,000.

1993

35 Kwik Kar Lube and Automotive Centers were opened in North Texas.

1965

Ray bought out Windy Windham to become the sole owner and continued building Kwik Kar Washes.

2003

47 construction jobs on the books. Between 1997-2005 Kwik averaged 35 builds per year with a total of 322.

1967

First-full service tunnel Kwik Kar Wash built in Texas.

2016

Kwik Industries, Inc. is carried on by the next generation with Raynette Ellis Randall becoming president and CEO of Kwik Industries, Inc.

1934

Founder Ray Ellis was born on September 20 in Itasca, TX, where he was raised by his grandparents.

1967

First-full service tunnel Kwik Kar Wash built in Texas.

2003

47 construction jobs on the books. Between 1997-2005 Kwik averaged 35 builds per year with a total of 322.

1948

Ray began his first job in the automotive industry at Grimes Service Station.

1985

The first Kwik Kar Lube centers were opened. Ray’s daughter, Raynette Ellis Randal, owned and operated one of the first Kwik Kar Lube Centers at Mockingbird and Skillman in Dallas, TX.

READ MORE

2016

Kwik Industries, Inc. is carried on by the next generation with Raynette Ellis Randall becoming president and CEO of Kwik Industries, Inc.

1964

Ray and his business partner, Windy Windham, built the very first Kwik Kar Wash, a two-bay, self-serve car wash off of Ledbetter Drive in Dallas for $12,000.

1992

The Ellis family opened Kwik Industries, Inc. on April 1 to start providing construction, parts and service for both lube centers and car washes.

1965

Ray brought out Windy Windham to become the sole owner and continued building Kwik Kar Washes.

1993

35 Kwik Kar Lube and Automotive Centers were opened in North Texas.

1934

Founder Ray Ellis was born on September 20 in Itasca, TX, where he was raised by his grandparents.

1948

Ray began his first job in the automotive industry at Grimes Service Station.

1964

Ray and his business partner, Windy Windham, built the very first Kwik Kar Wash, a two-bay, self-serve car wash off of Ledbetter Drive in Dallas for $12,000.

1965

Ray brought out Windy Windham to become the sole owner and continued building Kwik Kar Washes.

1967

First-full service tunnel Kwik Kar Wash built in Texas.

1985

The first Kwik Kar Lube centers were opened. Ray’s daughter, Raynette Ellis Randal, owned and operated one of the first Kwik Kar Lube Centers at Mockingbird and Skillman in Dallas, TX.

READ MORE

1992

The Ellis family opened Kwik Industries, Inc. on April 1 to start providing construction, parts and service for both lube centers and car washes.

1993

35 Kwik Kar Lube and Automotive Centers were opened in North Texas.

2003

47 construction jobs on the books. Between 1997-2005 Kwik averaged 35 builds per year with a total of 322.

2016

Kwik Industries, Inc. is carried on by the next generation with Raynette Ellis Randall becoming president and CEO of Kwik Industries, Inc.

Owner/Operator Testimonials

Kwik Industries has been a blessing to myself and my family. Throughout the building process, Kwik was a true partner to us in starting our own Kwik Kar Lube Center. Since we opened in 2013, Kwik has done a great job of providing our store with the needed training and supplies that our business needs to be successful through the service and parts departments of Kwik Industries, Inc.

John A. Terminella, Owner
Waxahachie Kwik Kar Lube & Tune