When it comes to expanding carwash and gas station businesses, choosing the right financing and brokerage partner is crucial. Working with a knowledgeable and experienced team can provide you with the resources and expertise you need to navigate complex financing decisions, negotiate favorable terms, and ultimately achieve your business goals.
At PetroCal Associates, we pride ourselves on being more than just a financing and brokerage firm—we are the trusted partner every operator needs by their side. We work closely with each of our clients to understand their unique needs and objectives to develop customized financing and brokerage solutions.
Discover why PetroCal is the industry’s top choice for carwash and gas station entrepreneurs looking to expand their business and achieve their long-term vision.
Negotiation and Deal Structuring
When it comes to financing, we leverage our industry expertise, market knowledge, and lender relationships to negotiate favorable terms on behalf of our clients. This includes seeking competitive interest rates, favorable repayment terms, and other positive conditions that align with clients' short-term and long-term business goals for financing and growth.
There are several financing structures we can arrange, including conventional commercial, SBA 7(a), SBA 504, bridge, and USDA B&I loans. Such a variety allows us to match clients with the most suitable financing options based on their unique circumstances, whether it’s a shortened timeframe or a smaller down payment. Rely on us to pair you with the right lender to ensure you obtain the most favorable terms available in the marketplace.
Moreover, as real estate brokers, we have the specialized knowledge needed to identify, evaluate, and negotiate optimal deals for our clients. Our real estate brokerage services include representation of sellers, buyers, landlords, or tenants looking to purchase, sell, or lease carwash and gas station properties and businesses.
“I don’t think I have ever worked with a broker who not only always does what he says he will do but also handles every back and forth between buyer and seller. Most brokers are much less involved once a PSA is signed, but your involvement has many advantages to successfully closing a deal. I enjoyed working with you and hope to do more deals in the future.”
Multi-Site Carwash Operator, San Bernardino County, CA
Access to Resources
Entrepreneurs seeking to expand their carwash, gas station, and c-store businesses who partner with us open themselves to a much wider, vetted, and trusted network of lenders and contacts than they otherwise have. PetroCal Associates has been in business for decades. In that time, we’ve built exceptional industry relationships with operators, vendors, and lenders. The benefits of those relationships are regularly realized by our clients in various ways and oftentimes for many years after our first transaction is completed together.
Remaining engaged with organizations in the carwash, gas station, and c-store industries and attending their trade shows keeps us at the forefront of industry trends. We made a detailed list of popular trade shows that we attend, which includes The Car Wash Show hosted by the International Carwash Association, the SCWA Convention & Expo hosted by the Southwest Car Wash Association, the WPMA Expo hosted by the Western Petroleum Marketers Association, the Pacific Fuels and Convenience Summit (PFCS) hosted by The California Fuels + Convenience Alliance, the NACS Show hosted by the National Association of Convenience Stores, the Northeast Regional Carwash Convention hosted by NRCC which is an alliance of volunteers from five carwash associations: the Connecticut Carwash Association (CCA), New England Carwash Association (NECA), New York State Car Wash Association (NYSCWA), the Car Wash Operators of New Jersey (CWONJ) and the Mid-Atlantic Carwash Association (MCA), and more.
Additionally, because we are a leading brokerage firm in the carwash, gas station, and c-store financing and real estate brokerage space, we periodically gain access to off-market real estate sale opportunities to buy or sell. Our long-term clients tap into this private network for exclusive, off-market opportunities.
Time and Cost Savings
Working with PetroCal offers significant time-saving advantages for our clients. One of the key benefits is the comprehensive management of the real estate transaction and financing processes from start to finish, which involves complex intricacies for carwash, gas station, and c-store operators. By entrusting PetroCal with the oversight and management of these processes, clients can save valuable time and focus on other important aspects of growing their business.
PetroCal's team of skilled professionals is well-versed in the specialized documents used in many carwash, gas station, and c-store transactions. Inexperienced individuals or those lacking such knowledge may overlook critical details or fail to comply with certain requirements, which can lead to costly consequences and delays in the transaction or financing process. We look to anticipate potential challenges before they arise so that if they do come up, we’re prepared.
“Reuven was wonderful to work with. He oversaw all the paperwork and helped us produce the needed forms and documents. He never left us in the dark but kept us apprised of all tasks and deadlines. I would never even consider building another car wash without him! He is also very nice to talk to on the phone. I actually looked forward to his calls! (And still do btw).”
New-to-Industry Carwash Operator, Riverside County, CA
Unparalleled Support and Expertise
The PetroCal Associates team is highly regarded and recognized for our exceptional expertise and dedication. With decades of experience and a strong industry reputation, we’ve established ourselves as trusted partners for entrepreneurs in the carwash, gas station, and c-store businesses. We provide certainty of execution whether it’s a $30 million multi-site refinance with expansion capital or a two-site portfolio acquisition; we’ve helped our clients do it before.
Clients can expect guidance from a knowledgeable, proactive, personable team that focuses on the short- and long-term goals of our clients. Because we manage financing and real estate brokerage transactions, clients benefit from our holistic approach to making expansion goals a reality. We can finance multiple projects simultaneously and help evaluate expansion opportunities from the very beginning.
“Having Reuven as an advocate made the difference not only in obtaining the terms we needed, but also in making sure the entire loan process, from appraisal to closing, went smoothly. I cannot recommend Reuven highly enough. Without his help, I can't say I would have been able to complete this project.”
Multi-Site Carwash Operator, Pima County, AZ
Start Expanding Your Business
PetroCal Associates is the go-to financing and real estate brokerage partner for entrepreneurs looking to expand their carwash, gas station, and c-store businesses. Our clients consider us an integral part of their team, with over 60% closing multiple transactions with us. Almost all of our repeat clients have relied on us to secure successful outcomes for both financing and real estate brokerage transactions during their ownership journey.
Our specialized knowledge and expertise ensure that clients reach the most favorable outcome and have their unique circumstances addressed. We also have a trusted and vetted national network of lenders, giving our clients access to various financing structures. We manage your financing and real estate brokerage transactions so you don’t need to worry about the minute details. Instead, you can focus on bigger aspects of your growing business. You can rely on our decades of experience and expertise to provide certainty of execution whether you’re a first-time operator or an established chain.