Owning a Laundromat
Small business entrepreneurs have long been attracted to the coin laundry business for good reason. It is estimated there are 35,000 coin laundromats in the U.S., generating approximately $5 billion dollars in gross revenue each year. A common industry refrain is that the coin laundry business is ‘recession-resistant’ since there will always be a need for clean laundry.
The key to successfully owning a vended laundry is choosing the right location, negotiating a manageable long-term lease, upgrading the space to attractive, safe, modern standards, installing efficient, state-of-the art card and/or coin operated washers and dryers, and marketing it effectively using social media. But that’s not all. You also have to offer the right mix of amenities and value-added services in order to compete in a crowded marketplace. Our Laundry Specialists can help you get a headstart, avoiding common industry pitfalls. Following are some profiles of successful coin laundry customers with whom we have worked.
by Western State Design | Apr 2, 2021The Laundry Room’s website proclaims that it’s ‘the prettiest and cleanest little laundromat in Santa Cruz.’ Judging from its online reviews, many seem to agree. It is a newly remodeled and retooled, airy and bright laundromat in the heart of bustling Seabright. And,... Read more
by Western State Design | Mar 4, 2021Eddie Qaqish entered the laundromat business after a long and successful career in the retail auto business, rising to General Sales Manager of a thriving Nissan dealership. He retired from the auto industry to turn his focus to building promising retail enterprises... Read more
by Western State Design | Feb 13, 2021As a newcomer to the Laundromat Business, owner Denise Morton started out doing just about everything right; she did her homework before taking the plunge, spent months patiently searching for the right location (and situation!), negotiated a strong long-term lease,... Read more
by Western State Design | Oct 22, 2020Before Getting into the Laundry Business… Fraire continues to work as a corrections officer. Store Opening June 20, 2020 Business Hours 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily Staff Fraiday’s Coin laundry is a family-operated business. Total Square Footage 1,320... Read more
by Western State Design | Sep 16, 2020Veteran store owner John Henderson is not normally at a loss for words, especially when it comes to talking about the laundromat industry – one in which his family-operated chain has thrived for many years. But, then again, these aren’t normal times. “I don’t have a... Read more
by Western State Design | Jul 29, 2020The WSD team is fortunate to have the opportunity to work with so many creative clients who have a singular vision about how their laundromats should look and function. We are proud that we can leverage our collective knowledge and experience to turn this vision into... Read more