Our Company | Brown Bear Car Wash

A fixture in Puget Sound since 1957

A fixture in Puget Sound since 1957

Our Company

Seattle has changed a lot since 1957, and so have we. One thing that hasn't changed is our friendly service and environmentally safe methods for keeping your car clean.

Our History

Brown Bear Car Wash began in Seattle in 1957. Victor Odermat opened the first Brown Bear Car Wash on 15th Avenue West in Seattle's Interbay neighborhood, and that location is still in operation today.


With 300+ combined years of car wash experience, our company has some of the smartest and most capable leaders in the industry working right here in Seattle.


We have provided personal growth and career opportunities for three generations of Puget Sound area residents. In fact, a number of the region's leading business and civic leaders first worked as car washers at Brown Bear Car Wash.

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