Voted the Best Car Wash in Dekalb County! About Us . . .

Voted  the Best Car Wash in Dekalb County!  About Us . . .

California Gold Hand Car Wash is the essences of Sam and Kathryn Cole, who founded the car wash and named it after the State of California when they moved they moved to Atlanta in 1995. Sam and Kathy knew they would open a car wash and boutique because of Sam’s passion for cars and Kathy’s passion for coffee and shopping. This combination resulted in a Boutique and Coffee Shop, which is not your average car wash experience!


Sam Cole, Owner & Founder
Decatur, Georgia

While in California, they owned a mobile detailing business and provided specialized work for vehicles that no one else could service. Sam was known as the ‘go to’ person that insurance companies, car enthusiasts and body shops called on to solve their paint or substance problems with cars.

Armed with years of expertise, the Coles moved to Georgia in June of 1995. They purchased their home one day and found the corner of Lawrenceville Highway and Dekalb Industrial Way as the location of choice. All of this took place in less than two weeks after moving to Atlanta!

The renovation and design for the site required a major makeover. The site had been the previous home of the second Waffle House in Metro Atlanta. The doors opened for business at CALIFORNIA GOLD HAND CAR WASH and ESPRESSO BAR, on September 8, 1995.

The rest speaks for itself. They offer friendly spirit-filled services to thousands of clients. Many of their very first customers still frequent the car wash for quality services. Please come in and join the family of satisfied customers who voted CALIFORNIA GOLD HAND CAR WASH, the Best Car Wash in Dekalb County for both 1999 & 2000!