Company History

Our story begins in Chicago, 1934. One day, a young man named Paul noticed a poised young lady sitting on the steps of a bungalow with her sisters on Flournoy Street. His heart skipped a beat as he mustered up the courage to ask her on a date to the Riverview Amusement Park. They fell madly in love, married, had two sons and moved from the city to the northwest suburbs of Chicago.

A few generations and many years later, their family decided to open a full-service car wash. Their vision was of a wash that not only offers impeccable quality and service, but one that is fun and feels like home – a place people look forward to visiting. It was only fitting to name the wash after their beloved grandfather, Paul Edward Colomer, fondly nicknamed “Fast Eddie” by his nephews. “Paul’s Car Wash” didn’t have the same zip as “Fast Eddie’s Car Wash,” so the choice was made and the rest is history!

The first Fast Eddie’s Car Wash and Detail Center opened in McHenry in 1998, and we’ve since expanded to serve our neighbors in Barrington, Crystal Lake and Huntley. Today we are known as the “Best of the Fox” in car washing and auto detailing (20 years running!). Still family-owned and operated, Fast Eddie’s granddaughter Kim Doherty and her husband Joe work tirelessly to uphold the Fast Eddie’s legacy.

Our Process

Upon entering Fast Eddie’s you will be greeted by our staff who can help you select the right wash for your needs. From basic washes to specialty services, there’s something for everyone. While our team takes care of your vehicle, you are welcome to visit our store, meet our owners and enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee. Pups can enjoy complimentary dog treats, too. Relax, we’ll do the rest!

Our Products

Fast Eddie’s uses state of the art equipment and cleans every vehicle with the finest environmentally friendly soaps and waxes to keep your car looking its best. Every vehicle is hand towel dried by our staff, ensuring your car looks great, is spot free, and avoids ice buildup in the winter. We also offer an assortment of car accessories, greeting cards, and more in our store.