Kevin Adkins
Dirty Laundry Express
Irvington, N.J.

Dirty Laundry Express InteriorBefore Getting into the Laundry Business…

Kevin used to work for the U.S. Postal Service.

Store Opening

December 12, 2016

Business Hours

7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. – Monday through Friday
6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. – Saturday and Sunday


Two full-time attendant and three part-time staffers

Total Square Footage

8,500 square feet

Parking Availability

The store has 23 parking spaces.

Lease or Own?

Kevin owns the building and property.

The Building

The facility was a former automobile body shop and car dealership.

The Construction Process

The entire retrofit process took two years – 15 months for planning, ground testing, financing, etc., and another nine months of actually construction work.

Machines at Dirty Laundry ExpressThe Cost, including Laundry Equipment

$2.3 million

Turns per Day


Utility Costs

Utility costs represent 14 percent of the business’ gross sales.

Marketplace Demographics

Dirty Laundry Express is located in a densely populated section of Irvington, with a widely mixed population, according to Kevin.


There are two other competing self-service laundry businesses within Dirty Laundry’s marketplace.

Payments Options

Credit/debit cards and loyalty cards

Washers and dryers at Dirty Laundry ExpressWashers and Dryers

26 Dexter 20-pound frontloaders, $2.50
16 Dexter 30-pound frontloaders, $3.50
20 Dexter 40-pound frontloaders, $4.75
14 Dexter 60-pound frontloaders, $6.25
4 Dexter 90-pound frontloaders, $9.75
56 Dexter 30-pound stack dryers, 25 cents for eight minutes
32 Dexter 50-pound stack dryers, 50 cents for 12 minutes
6 Dexter 80-pound dryers, 75 cents for 14 minutes

Water Heating System

NATCO Fire Coil 85 water heating system

Card System

Card Concepts Inc. card system

Bill Changers

1 American Changer bill-to-bill changer

Laundry Carts

25 R&B Wire Products laundry carts

Folding Tables

20 High Mark Manufacturing folding tables

Layout of Dirty Laundry ExpressFlooring

Porcelain tile flooring


LED lighting

Soap Vending

1 Vend-Rite Manufacturing Vision Soap vending machine

Beverage Vending

1 BevMax 45 beverage vending machine, $1.50 – $2.50

Snack Vending

1 AMS snack vending machine, 50 cents – $1.50
1 AMS ice cream vending machine, $1.50 – $2.50

Arcade-Style Games

1 Pac-Man video game
1 racecar driving video game
1 pinball machine

Folding tables at Dirty Laundry ExpressTelevisions

1 70-inch television
1 65-inch television
6 48-inch television
2 40-inch televisions

Additional Amenities

Free Wi-Fi

Wash-Dry-Fold Service

85 cents per pound; $10 minimum


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