Laundry pickup-and-delivery service HappyNest has expanded its operations into Fresno, Calif.
“California became a big growth market in the fourth quarter of 2020 and that expansion is continuing into 2021,” said HappyNest founder John MacKrell. “We are excited to launch within the Fresno market and thrilled to have Bart Duren, his team and his family joining HappyNest. Bart understands the opportunity in the pickup-and-delivery market and is such a determined businessman that we know he will do great things not only in his business, but also for his Fresno community.”
Duren, who owns Laundry City in Fresno, has been in the laundromat industry for five years and is also a full-time lineman with Pacific Gas & Electric. Managing his time between businesses is important, and he relies on his family for help with the laundromat when he can’t be there. Duren’s four daughters – Brianae, Brittani, Brandee and Bria – along with his dad, Terry, and mom, Janet Simon, will be very involved in the HappyNest side of the business.
“Ultimately, I’d like to dedicate all of my efforts to the laundromat and our new brand, HappyNest, but for now I know both are in the sturdy, reliable hands of the greatest women I know,” Duren explained. “I’ve done a little commercial pickup and delivery around Fresno, and I knew there was opportunity on the residential front. However, I wasn’t ready to go it alone. When I found the HappyNest team, learned what they provide and understood their business model, I felt truly blessed. I can’t wait to get started.”