Welcome to ICS!


The concept for Innovative Control Systems (ICS) began in 1981 when Kevin Detrick purchased a defunct car wash in Stroudsburg, PA. After developing a number of innovative solutions that helped streamline operations and improve profitability at his own car wash he founded ICS, and in 1988, began marketing those products to fellow car wash operators throughout the Northeast.

Over the past 30 years Kevin's keen insights in the areas of process control, software management, and equipment automation have resulted in numerous ground-breaking products that have been sold to ICS's 15,000+ car wash sites in 32 countries spread across 5 continents. In addition, ICS has achieved many important milestones recently, including:

  • Average 22% organic annual growth over the past 5 years.

  • Increased staff to 180+ team members who are focused on the success of your car wash.

  • Multiple expansions provide 71,000 sq. ft. to serve our customers.

  • 14-member Management team includes 333 years of combined car wash industry experience.

  • Launched 12 exciting new products that are defining the world of car wash technology.

  • Built Express wash as a facility to ensure the quality of all ICS products.


Now after more than 30 years of developing the car wash industry's leading technology, ICS's mission remains the same:

  • It is our passion to leverage our experience as car wash operators, our position as a Market Leader, and our ability to incorporate advanced technology into Visionary products, which enables our Customers to differentiate their operations, achieve a distinct competitive advantage, and maximize their earnings.