Convenience Retailing, LLC

Convenience. Quality. Trust.

Convenience Retailing, LLC is the operator of Autostream Car Care Centers, convenience stores, and car washes in the Greater Baltimore/Washington Metro area. The company has received numerous industry and civic awards through its unsurpassed retail execution and service to the community.

Company History

Convenience Retailing, LLC was founded in December 1998 by its two current owners, Rick Levitan and Doug Grills. Rick and Doug have been in the service station business for over 25 years and have built their reputations by offering best-in-class service to their customers. Their locations focus on serving the needs of the surrounding communities, offering food, fueling, automotive repair and services, car washing, and convenience items. All of the company’s automotive service facilities are AAA-approved, passing stringent requirements for quality and service.

Rick and Doug acquired their first service station, Dorsey Hall Shell, in the Dorsey Search Village Center in Ellicott City, MD, in May of 1999. They expanded the offerings from gasoline, snack shop, and automotive service bays to include a state-of-the-art touch-free car wash in 2011. Through hard work and consistent execution, Dorsey Hall Shell has received numerous industry and civic awards and is an official Educational Alliance Partner with Howard County Public Schools.

Rick and Doug acquired their second location, Columbia Shell, in February 2000. Located in the Owen Brown Village Center in Columbia, MD, the station offers gasoline, diesel, automotive service, and convenience items. In November 2003, they made a huge commitment to this community by purchasing the real estate at the site. They increased the size of the convenience store and added a Subway sandwich takeout location. Today, Columbia Shell continues to build on its reputation for offering quality products and services that meet the fast-paced lifestyles of its many customers.

Greenspring Shell, Convenience Retailing’s third location, located in the Greenspring Shopping Center in Baltimore, MD, was acquired in August 2001. An integral part of the Pikesville community, the station offers gasoline, diesel, convenience items, and automotive service. Recognized as one of the preeminent automotive service providers in the area, the station’s reputation for offering quality service and repairs has grown dramatically over the years. The company expanded its offices to better serve the demands of the community.

The company’s 4th location, located off of Interstate 70 in the Waverly Woods Village Center, in Woodstock, MD, first opened in 2010 as a gasoline and diesel fuel facility, with a large convenience store and a state-of-the-art, touch-free car wash. This location went through a significant expansion in September of 2015 and is now a full-service auto repair facility and the 4th official AutoStream Car Care location. Having built this shop themselves from the ground up, Rick and Doug feel an extra sense of pride in this location and look forward to serving the Waverly Woods community with quality auto repair services for many years to come.

Over the years, Convenience Retailing LLC has acquired and sold several other locations to their growing portfolio of sites, including stations in Annapolis, MD and Tyson’s Corner, VA. In the end, they decided to focus their efforts on the Howard County/Baltimore County regions of Maryland supporting their belief that their customers would be better served by a local Baltimore/Washington company attuned to the needs of the communities where they operated.

The company’s newest location is its first stand-alone building dedicated solely to automotive service. Located in Clarksburg, MD, and opened in October of 2016, this new state-of-the-art, 7-bay AutoStream Car Care Center works to fulfill the automotive service needs of the local community. Convenience Retailing LLC is extremely proud to be operating in this very vibrant Montgomery County, MD village center and will work very hard to build customers’ trust in the many years ahead.

Convenience Retailing, LLC Today

Going forward, Convenience Retailing LLC will continue to focus on its AutoStream Car Care service centers, which have been providing quality automotive services since 1999. AutoStream Car Care is a growing chain of centers offering unsurpassed service and customer satisfaction. All of these centers are full-service automotive maintenance and repair facilities, AAA-approved, using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, and employing ASE-certified technicians with the ability to service all makes and models. Convenience Retailing LLC’s experience and passion for its customers and their vehicles will enable AutoStream Car Care Center locations to continue to offer top-quality automotive service to all of their local communities well into the future.

Family-owned and operated since 1998, Convenience Retailing continues to look for opportunities to expand their operations in the Greater Baltimore/Washington/Washington Metro area, furthering their commitment to offering the finest products and services available in the marketplace today.


AutoStream Car Care Centers


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AutoStream Car Care Center is a chain of family-owned automotive service facilities that deliver honest and professional automotive repair and maintenance services to customers in the Greater Baltimore/Washington/Washington, DC area. All of our automotive technicians are ASE Certified (National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence) and utilize the latest automotive technology to diagnose and analyze your vehicle. They are equipped to handle all major and minor repairs and complete maintenance on all foreign and domestic vehicles. All AutoStream facilities are AAA-approved, exceeding AAA’s rigorous requirements for employee training and certification as well as their stringent standards for providing exemplary customer service and satisfaction.

We use the latest automotive industry computer hardware and software to analyze your vehicle, working on all makes and models, and we take pride in being able to handle all of your automotive service needs. Our experienced technicians will undertake a thorough review of your vehicle and will always alert you to any existing problems they find on your car. In addition, they always make every effort to identify any potential problems or hazards you may encounter with your vehicle before they arise, with the goal of keeping you and your loved ones confident and on the road. Check out our Services Page to see more about the services offered at our Autostream Car Care Center locations.


Touch-Free Car Wash Systems


Convenience Retailing’s AutoStream Car Wash locations feature state-of-the-art, touch free, in-bay automatic car wash systems.

These systems are unparalleled in their value, performance, and speed. Our car wash at Waverly Woods Shell has been engineered with customers in mind. High-performance cleaning, consistent reliable operation, and user-friendly functionality are just a few of the reasons that customers love AutoStream Car Washes and rate them one of the best touch-free automatic car washes in the market today.

AutoStream Car Wash locations also offer coin-operated, self-serve vacuum areas for our customer’s use that enable you to get a clean car, inside and out. And inside our convenience stores at our AutoStream Car Wash locations, you’ll find a wide variety of cleaning supplies for purchase including Armor All Cleaner©, finishing waxes, and Tire Magic® to keep your car looking clean and polished.


Retail Convenience Stores


Convenience Retailing operates retail convenience stores at all of their locations in the Greater Baltimore/Washington/Washington, DC area.

Our stores offer a variety of convenience items, including soft drinks, bottled water, energy drinks, cigarettes, snacks, coffee, pastries, food items, and MD lottery. Along with convenience items, the stores also offer a range of automotive products, health and beauty aids, and fill-in groceries. Our Columbia location (Owen Brown Village Center) also offers a Subway sandwich take out where customers can order all their favorite foods from the Subway menu. In keeping with our customer’s busy lifestyles, our stores are designed to allow you to find what you need – quickly and easily – and get you on your way.


Quality Shell Gas Stations


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Convenience Retailing offers quality fuels that you can trust at all of their locations in the Greater Baltimore/Washington, DC area. AutoStream has Shell gasoline in Baltimore, Clarksburg, Columbia, Ellicott City & Woodstock, MD.

By offering Shell branded gasoline at all of our stores, we provide a recognizable, trusted national gasoline brand that allows our customers to fuel their vehicles with confidence as they head out for work, leave for a vacation, or just run errands around town.

Our stations offer state-of-the-art, digital dispensing equipment and we accept a variety of convenient payment options, including nearly all major debit and credit cards. Looking for diesel fuel? Check out our Locations pages to see which of our stores offer the diesel fuel you may need to power you on your way to work, home, or school.

At all of Convenience Retailing’s locations, Shell branded gasoline provides customers the opportunity to take advantage of the Shell-Giant Gas Rewards Program to save 10, 20, 30 cents or more per gallon when you purchase fuel from one of our stores. It’s a great way to save hundreds of dollars off your annual fuel bill.

For more information on the Shell-Giant Gas Rewards program, please visit giantfood.com/shell.