Welcome to Fletcher’s Service Center and Car Wash. A family owned and operated business since 1959. This year we are proud to celebrate 50 years of honest, dedicated and professional service to the Olney community and beyond. Our outstanding team members have been and continue to pride themselves on keeping you safe and on the go.
The Company’s history runs deep and has seen many changes to the landscape and technology over the years. In August of 1959, local farmer, Harry Fletcher at the age of 20, purchased the two year old service station. With a total of one part-time and three full-time employees tending to 4 pumps and 3 service bays, one of which was dedicated to washing cars for a dollar. They still had time to wave to every car that drove by on the two lane country road, Georgia Avenue. A year later, Harry married his high school sweetheart, Sandy. They met when she was working the lunch counter serving malts at the Olney Drug Store, owned by Doc Berlin. They dedicated their lives to helping those in need, employing hundreds of teenagers for their first job, and built a reputation of being fair and generous. They remain supportive and continue to be busy running their farming operation in Pennsylvania.
Today, the business still rests on the same strong foundation of high standards and commitment to our employees, customers and community. Their son, Bobby, knows how fortunate he is to have a life full of opportunities and responsibilities. At an early age, he learned how important it is to have a strong work ethic, treat others with respect, deal with change and give back to the community. Bobby and his wife, also high school sweethearts and named Sandy, took over the reins in 1987. We truly believe that there is no better place to live, work and raise our three children.
In July of 1996, Fletcher’s Car Wash opened with Olney’s favorite long time resident, Mr. Tom Niland, having the honor of being the first car to be washed. But not before it was blessed by Father Tracey. Thirteen years later, seventeen full-time team members, a detail bay, we are happy to keep Olney clean, one car at a time.
Fletcher’s Car Wash proudly participates in a nationwide program, Grace for Vets. Each year, on Veteran’s Day, we honor veterans and military service personnel by providing them with a free full service car wash. When asked what they need to do, we tell them-they already have done it.
From the quaint gas station, certified auto repair business, environmentally gentle car wash, came the high tech, earth friendly food shop and filling station. In 1999, where the old Roy Roger’s Restaurant sat, Olney became home to the first service station in the world to use the Millennia thin film solar modules. There are 144 panels that sit on top of the canopy and produces 10% of our electric needs. We are also proud to be one of the inaugural Environment Partners in the county.
Outstanding customer service and community involvement has always been the number one goal of every past and present team member at Fletcher’s Service Center. We have generously supported numerous local youths, countless organizations and churches, including Montgomery General Hospital, Olney Boys & Girls Club, Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Department, Olney Police Satellite Facility, GOCA’s Olney Day’s Car & Truck Show. Near and dear to our hearts and the Olney community is Joe’s Ride-Remembering Olney’s Kids.
Without the friendly and high quality service provided by the Fletcher’s Team, we would not have received numerous honors such as Olney Chamber of Commerce Business Persons of the Year Award and GOCA’s Citizens of the Year Award and 100% in Overall Performance in The Checkbook for automotive repairs.
It seems that Fletcher’s Service Center has become the number one spot in town for taking pictures. For the past ten years, the reader board has become very popular with birthday wishes, welcoming service members home, up lifting messages, to marriage proposals and community events. Steve makes sure your requests go up in lights everyday. Stop by the store to place your requests, it fills up fast. Another wonderful service we provide to our customers and community.
Over the past 50 years, the business has grown and the industry continues to change, but the small town atmosphere is still alive and well and waiting for you at Fletcher’s Service Center, www.fletchers4u.com.