Dirty Laundry Express
Before Getting into the Laundry Business…
Kevin used to work for the U.S. Postal Service.
December 12, 2016
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
The store has 23 parking spaces.
Lease or Own?
Kevin owns the building and property.
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.
The Cost, including Laundry Equipment
Turns per Day
Utility costs represent 14 percent of the business’ gross sales.
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.
Credit/debit cards and loyalty cards
Washers 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 Concepts Inc. card system
1 American Changer bill-to-bill changer
25 R&B Wire Products laundry carts
20 High Mark Manufacturing folding tables
Porcelain tile flooring
1 Vend-Rite Manufacturing Vision Soap vending machine
1 BevMax 45 beverage vending machine, $1.50 – $2.50
1 AMS snack vending machine, 50 cents – $1.50
1 AMS ice cream vending machine, $1.50 – $2.50
1 Pac-Man video game
1 racecar driving video game
1 pinball machine
1 70-inch television
1 65-inch television
6 48-inch television
2 40-inch televisions
85 cents per pound; $10 minimum
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