With great return on investment and simple management, the laundromat business has continued to attract new investors. “Laundromat Insights” strips away the myths and misconceptions and gives you the real story about what it takes to open and run a successful laundromat business. Leveraging industry experts and laundry owners, “Laundromat Insights” will offer valuable insights for those considering opening a laundry and tips to current owners looking to maximize their own return on investment. Along the way, we’ll chat with a few of the leaders who make this industry great and hear their stories.
EPISODE 11, Exploring the Speed Queen Laundry Franchise
The laundromat business continues to see franchise options introduced to markets. In this episode, we’re joined by Dan Bowe, general manager of North America franchise and retail operations, who discusses the company’s beginnings in laundromat operations with company-owned stores, the learnings gathered from that time, and the transition to the franchise option of today.
EPISODE 10, A chat with Jason Dodge.
Capitol Quick Wash owner, Jason Dodge, has a wealth of industry experience. In this episode, he shares learnings and insights on a variety of topics, including how technology has streamlined his management.
EPISODE NINE, A pandemic start
What’s it like opening a business during a pandemic? We’ll find out in our chat with Aaron Helms, owner of The Washroom Coin Laundry in Van Buren, Arkansas.
EPISODE EIGHT, Great Service …and Smells
Less than a year in, Jessica Haney’s Jess’s Laundry Wash and Fold in Lake Dallas, Texas has a booming wash-dry-fold business. In this episode we’ll chat about her commitment to customer service, what she looks for in employees…oh, and we’ll learn just why customers rave about the smell of her laundromat.
EPISODE SEVEN, An Interesting Start
While many new investors come to the laundromat business later in life, Mike Gilley jumped in very early on…like high school age early. In this episode he shares that initial start and how he built Laundry & Tan Connection into an enterprise spanning several states.
EPISODE SIX, Locations and Customers
Spoiler alert: location is important to the success of your laundry. Brad Harris of Laundry Solutions Company has the unique perspective of owning laundromats as well as helping others get into the business. He’ll share his expertise on location as well as the different customer types you should be accounting for in deciding on a site. You may be surprised by the areas in which owners are developing laundries.