CCA Board Elects Jason Kaye as President

CCA National Office
April 2018

Jason Kaye

On April 12, 2018, the newly elected National Board of Directors confirmed the election of Jason Kaye, of Bayview Car Wash Ltd, as the new President of the Canadian Carwash Association for a one-year term. Domenic DiMonte, Crosstown Car Washes was elected to serve a second term as Vice President and Treasurer and Sean McBride, Cleaning Solutions Inc. became Vice President, Manufacturers/Distributors/Suppliers. Rudy van Woerkom, Big City Auto N Truck Wash was elected VP, Carwash Owners/ Managers. Directors include Christopher Armena, Mark VII; Brad Baldwin, Zep Vehicle Care Inc.; Mike Dietrich, Parkland Fuel Corporation; Terry Fahey, Fahey Electric/Capital Wash Systems; Brad Goetz, Mondo Products Co. Ltd., Kirsten Potvin, CarWash Connect, Mark Vella, 7-Eleven and Alex Grieve, Valet Car Wash.

Ten years ago, Jason Kaye joined his father, Derek Kaye, in the operation of both Bayview Car Wash and Don Mills Car Wash located in Toronto. Jason’s expertise is in the full-service carwash model which he has been exposed to his entire life. He is now a third-generation carwash operator as his grandfather started in the business in 1960. Jason joined the CCA Board in 2014.

Mark Vella of 7-Eleven and Alex Grieve of Valet Car Wash Join the CCA Board

Mark Vella joins the CCA Board after close to 40 years in retail and nine years with 7-Eleven. He has worked in merchandising as a Category Manager and in operations as a Market Manager for Southern BC and when 7-Eleven acquired the British Columbia and Alberta gas and carwash assets from Imperial Oil in 2016 Mark was appointed National Gasoline Manager for Canada. Alex Grieve, Operations Manager, Valet Car Wash, joined the firm in 2012. Valet has 10 locations in Ontario. Over the past six years, he has dabbled in repairs and maintenance as well as the normal day-to-day operations of running a car wash.

For more information on CCA Board members, please visit our Board page.

Safe and Fair Workplaces 2018: Small Business Outreach Initiative

CCA National Office
April 2018 

This summer, 28 Ontario Ministry of Labour summer students will visit 10,000 small businesses across Ontario to promote awareness of employment standards and occupational health and safety laws. The students will:

  • distribute a resource kit to help improve compliance, including information sheets, posters and handouts, and
  • conduct a survey to help improve the ministry’s resources and outreach for small businesses.

Small businesses represent 95% of all employers in Ontario, and they employ 28% of Ontario’s workers. Business owners know that running a business involves risks and costs; The Ministry knows that a commitment to health, safety and fairness makes good business sense. Use these links to learn about workplace responsibilities and the free resources and tools. Read more here.

CCA/CFIB Partnership Benefit: Save big on payroll services

CCA National Office
April 2018

As a CCA Member you now have access to an easy and low-cost way to manage your payroll. It’s vital to pay your employees on time and accurately – while you comply with federal and provincial tax regulations. As your carwash business grows, it becomes more challenging to keep up.

Canadian-owned Payworks helps manage your workforce by providing cloud-based solutions for Payroll, Human Resources, Employee Time and Absence Management, all backed by personal and dedicated service. CCA Members receive exclusive discounts on Payworks services through our industry partnership with CFIB. Read more here.

In Memoriam: Robert (Bob) Walsh

CCA National Office
April 2016

It is with great sadness that the Canadian Carwash Association Board of Directors notifies the membership about the tragic passing of former CCA Board Director, Robert (Bob) Walsh. The Board extends its deepest condolences to his family and to those who knew him well.

Since the 1980s, Bob owned and operated several carwash sites and his carwash business, Fernrob Pressure Cleaning Systems Inc., which sells and installs carwash equipment, out of Miramichi, New Brunswick. He served on the CCA Board of Directors from 2011-2015.

Bob was not only active in the industry in which he worked, he was also actively involved in other passions as a member of the Newcastle Kinsmen Club, NB Snowmobile Federation, the Miramichi Yacht and Boat Club and the Square Forks Fishing Club. Donations in Bob's memory may be made to the IWK Children's Hospital in Halifax, N.S.

Beware of the Municipal Licensing and Standards Inspector

CCA Board Member Jason Kaye
December 2015

Attention CCA members located in the City of Toronto: I recently had a visit from an agent from the Investigation Services, Municipal Licensing and Standards branch. Car washes are on their hit list. Specifically, they are inspecting signage on your property to see if it conforms to the new sign by-law. Municipal Code Chapter 693 regulates the size, location, permit requirements and fees for temporary signs for public and private property. No signs are grand-fathered.

For over 55 years, we have had a series of "A" frame signs down our driveway directing and instructing customers. I was told that I was only allowed one sign on the property and that I would need to get a permit. I was given 48 hours to obtain a permit or remove and destroy all the signs. I just had new signs installed two months ago. That fact was of no interest to the Agent.

The maximum dimension for an "A" frame sign are as follows: Height from the ground - one metre or 39.37 inches, Width - 0.6 metre or 23.6 inches, Breadth - 0.75 metre or 29.5 inches. The sign must also be removed from the exterior of the building during hours that you are not open.

Do your homework before the Agent pays you a visit.

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