Huebsch recently named Glenn Catlin and Rowena Garcia its Store Owners of the Quarter. The couple saved thousands of dollars revitalizing their Texas laundromat with energy-efficient washers and dryers.
Catlin and Garcia own and operate Las Lavanderia, a 7,000-square-foot store located in Houston that has been in business since June 2018. In fact, the laundry has been so successful that the couple is planning to open a second location soon.
“I’m beyond excited to be named Store Owner of the Quarter,” Catlin said. “We’re proud to operate a business that also serves the community we’re honored to call home. We love our customers and are looking forward to serving them for many more years to come.”
Las Lavanderia uses sleek, stainless steel Huebsch machines, which are conveniently operated through an app. And, because the store is located in a heavily Hispanic community, the app’s ability to display controls in Spanish, as well as English, has been a necessity for the business.
The laundromat is open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., and has seven employees, including Catlin and Garcia. Catlin worked with local distributor Gulf States Laundry Machinery to finance and install the store’s new equipment.
In less than a year, the switch to new machines cut the couple’s energy and water bills in half.
“Glenn’s story is one we talk about all the time,” said Jeremy Hunt of Gulf States. “Within 12 months of taking over, it’s been extremely successful, and we’re in the final stages of securing a second location for him.”
Other amenities that keep Las Lavanderia’s customers coming back are free Wi-Fi access, free coffee, massage chairs, a children’s area and regular cash-back incentives.