Jim Strawn has been in the contracting, remodeling, and insurance repair business for 40 years, serving the Hutchinson, McPherson, Inman, and Lyons communities. Jim has invested in the Hutchinson community for many years, branching out into owning commercial buildings, developing land, mini storage facilities. He saw a need for entertainment in Hutchinson so he helped bring together group of investors together to bring The Alley to Hutchinson. He was also instrumental in bringing Kohl’s to town. Jim has a passion for restoring and preserving the historic buildings of downtown Hutchinson, including the former Commerce Bank Building (now home to Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk, and Loyd CPA’s), and the former Pegue’s Department store building (now the current location of Jillian’s Italian Grill).
Jim and his wife Jacque were given the opportunity to enter the carwash business in 2014 when opportunity presented itself to purchase the North Point carwash. Jim immediately remodeled, updated, and improved the services and equipment offered at this location. After enjoying his first venture into the carwash industry, Jim recognized need for an express tunnel carwash in Hutchinson, so he purchased KC’s Carwash (formerly Rayl’s Carwash), and began full renovation of the building and complete replacement of the systems. It now offers four different levels of washes, free vacuums, an unlimited monthly subscription plan, senior discount days (Tuesday), and a strong following as the only locally owned express tunnel wash in Hutchinson.