Ivy Lane Corporation (Ivy) was founded on October 18, 2012 by Thomas Bernau and began operations when it acquired five Valvoline Instant Oil Change locations in Iowa. In October of 2015 Ivy made a 30-store acquisition in Wisconsin and Illinois. Ivy currently operates 44 service centers across three states. Mr. Bernau currently serves as President and CEO of Ivy.
During its first year of business, Ivy Lane Corporation was recognized by Valvoline Instant Oil Change as the New Franchisee Rookie of the Year. In their first year of eligibility, Ivy received honors on the Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States – #658 nationally and the #1 fastest growing Iowa corporation. In 2018 Ivy Lane was recognized as the VIOC store developer of the year.
Valvoline Instant Oil Change is the second-largest quick-lube chain in the US and provides convenient, fast, and reliable services to ensure the safety and performance of cars and trucks. Valvoline, Inc. is a publicly traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (VVV).