Huebsch Names Store Owners of the Quarter

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...

Speed Queen Unveils Laundromat Franchise Program

Alliance Laundry Systems has announced that its subsidiary – Speed Queen Laundry Franchise, LLC – is now offering Speed Queen-branded laundromat franchises in nearly every state in the U.S. This opportunity is currently being offered through select distributors, as...

The Local Laundry Hub

For Many of Today’s Vended Laundry Owners, It’s No Longer a ‘Cash-at-All-Cost’ Business An exciting movement is taking hold within the vended laundry industry. More and more laundries are serving as community hubs, where giving back is as important as receiving....

New Learning Space to Highlight Free Laundry Day in Phoenix

On November 12, the LaundryCares Foundation will host a free laundry day event from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Local Laundry in Phoenix. These events provide free laundry services and cleaning products to underserved communities across the country, as well as free food...
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How Much is My Rent?

Your coin laundry's lease states, under a paragraph called "rent," that you are to pay a sum of money to the lessor once a month, on the first day of each month during the term of the lease. Is that all it costs you to "rent" your store from your lessor?| Look further...

‘The Landlord Didn’t Repair the Roof! Can I Withhold the Rent?’

Withhold rent and you can count on a visit by a process server with an unlawful detainer complaint identifying you as the defendant. Like night follows day… like the sun rises in the east. But, you argue, the landlord, in breach of his obligation under the lease, has...

Lease Option: Future Rent Shall Be Determined By Mutual Agreement

In an action arising out of San Francisco, a tenant entered into a written lease with a landlord for a term of five years. The lease contained an option provision, which provided as follows: "Providing the Lessee has faithfully performed all of the terms, covenants...

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Buyer Beware

Originally posted - Jan 25, 2013 George Morgan has seen it before. "A lot of people fall in love with the idea of being a laundry owner," said the president of Best Laundry Brokers, headquartered in Grass Valley, Calif. "They get so enamored with this feeling. They...

Cutting Costs….Without Cutting Corners

Originally posted - Mar 11, 2013 As a self-service laundry owner, you're no doubt always looking for new ways to bring in more business, to grow your market and to increase your profits. Of course, a great way to boost profits is by cutting expenses. After all, even...

I Educated Myself

Originally posted - May 24, 2013 When it comes to a new business venture, Danny Delmarco is a big believer in doing one's homework. So, when he and his business partner, Lloyd Webb, decided to open a self-service laundry – in a building co-owned by Webb and Delmarco's...

‘Clean, Filled and Working’

Originally posted - May 30, 2013 Emily Jed is senior editor of Vending Times magazine, the leading trade publication providing information to operators within in the vending industry. She's been a journalist for more than two decades, most of which has been spent in...

Buying Time?

Originally posted - Sep 06, 2013 Curtis Kroeker is group general manager for BizBuySell.com and BizQuest.com, the internet's largest and most heavily trafficked business-for-sale marketplaces. Since 1996, BizBuySell has offered tools that make it easy for business...

Not Your Father’s Drycleaner

Originally posted - Apr 19, 2013 The Drycleaning & Laundry Institute has been the premier international trade association for garment care professionals since 1883. Representing retail drycleaning and laundry facilities in the United States and around the world,...

People Need to Do Laundry

Originally posted - Jun 14, 2013 Mischelle Romesberg is accustomed to taking matters into her own hands. As director of plant operations for the personal care branch of Energizer Holdings, she's responsible for making sure some of today's leading over-the-counter...

I Educated Mysel

Originally posted - May 24, 2013 When it comes to a new business venture, Danny Delmarco is a big believer in doing one's homework. So, when he and his business partner, Lloyd Webb, decided to open a self-service laundry - in a building co-owned by Webb and Delmarco's...

Small Package… Big Concept

Originally posted - Dec 18, 2012 Scott Moses had a leg up on his competition long before he entered the coin laundry business almost three years ago. As an economics major at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania, Moses landed a position in the banking industry after...

Lesson Learned

Originally posted - Aug 26, 2013 Before her retirement this past January, Colleen Unema had spent decades as a nationally certified high school science teacher in Bellingham, Wash. However, it was a self-imposed break from teaching that actually prepared Unema for her...

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Super Laundry Names Regional Vice President

Super Laundry has named industry veteran Bob Eisenberg as its new regional vice president. With more than 30 years of laundry business experience, Eisenberg will oversee the company's office in King Of Prussia, Pa. "Bob brings national and regional experience to Super...

Speed Queen Multi-Housing Names New Sales Manager

Alliance Laundry Systems has promoted Craig Madson to North American sales manager of Speed Queen Multi-Housing. Madson succeeds Chuck Melton, who will retire in 2015. "Craig has been a valuable asset to Alliance for many years, and his experience with sales and...

U.S. Mint: No Change to Coins

In December 2014, the U.S. Mint submitted its biennial report to Congress regarding its ongoing Alternative Metals Study. The report included a recommendation that no changes be made to the composition of circulating coins. The report goes on to summarize the Mint's...

Owner’s Manual

Maintaining Your Wireless Network If You Haven't Revisited Your Network Since It Was Set Up, Now Is the Time If you're a laundry owner like me, you're accustomed to routine equipment maintenance, such as removing lint from the fronts of dryers or cleaning HVAC...

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