Upgrading Your Laundromat

Five Steps to a Successful Retooling Project Since opening my first laundromat – O-Town Laundry in Salt Lake City – approximately five years ago, I’ve retooled three more stores, am currently building two stores and have three more waiting in the wings. Working with...

CLA Announces Speakers for Excellence in Laundry Conference

Every two years, the Coin Laundry Association hosts the Excellence in Laundry Conference, drawing hundreds of laundry industry professionals from across the country. The 5th biennial Excellence in Laundry Conference will bring world-class speakers and industry...

CLA Brings Together Laundry Professionals in New Jersey

Current and potential store owners, as well as laundry equipment distributors and manufacturers, gathered in Hackensack, N.J., on February 5 to network, enjoy a nice meal and sharpen their business knowledge at the most recent CLA Connect LIVE event. The program...

Industry Roundtable: Maximizing the Dry

Leading Manufacturers Weigh In on the Current State of the Vended Laundry Dryer – And Its Impact on Today’s Laundry Owners and Customers What’s really new with dryers and drying? Dryers and the very act of drying clothes and other items, by definition, represent half...

Ready for Excellence 2020?

Registration is now open for the CLA’s Excellence in Laundry Conference with inspiring speakers and networking in San Diego May 13-14. Get your tickets to Excellence today!

‘From Wall Street to Main Street’

Originally posted - Aug 06, 2013 At first glance, Bronxville, N.Y., is perhaps one of the last places one would even consider opening a coin laundry. According to the most recent U.S. Census figures, the median household income in Bronxville is $144,940, and the...

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...

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The CLA Member of the Year

Originally posted - Dec 12, 2013 Brian Brunckhorst is currently the owner of four laundromats in the San Francisco Bay area. He's also the vice president and treasurer of the Golden State Coin Laundry Association, a real estate investor, the author of the popular...

Watch Your Language

[ Originally posted - Feb 17, 2012 Words are extremely powerful in the world of marketing. In fact, I'd argue that nothing is more important. Every word you choose for your advertising will either help you or hurt you. Not many words are neutral in their effect on...

Fighting the Good Fight

Originally posted - May 01, 2013 The protection of the sales tax exemption for self-service laundries has been the Coin Laundry Association's leading legislative priority for more than 30 years. It's an issue the organization continually monitors – and, therefore,...

Commercial Real Estate

Originally posted - Jun 27, 2013 Some of today's self-service laundry owners are multi-store operators who have studied and learned the real estate business thanks to a series of building purchases and retail storefront leases over the years. Others are real estate...

Timing is Everything

Originally posted - Dec 21, 2012 Looking for a great way to increase your revenue? Have your store open when it's convenient for your customers. Let's assume you're doing everything else right to please your customers. You have the right equipment mix. You provide...

The Top 40

Originally posted - Apr 23, 2013 Are you looking to save money? Attract more customers? Grow your market share? If you're a self-service laundry owner, you're no doubt always looking for new ideas. Ideas provide the fuel for you to create value and build success....

The Top 40

Originally posted - Apr 23, 2013 Are you looking to save money? Attract more customers? Grow your market share? If you're a self-service laundry owner, you're no doubt always looking for new ideas. Ideas provide the fuel for you to create value and build success....

Beyond Washers and Dryers

Originally posted - Jun 10, 2013 For the last 20 years, multi-store owner Bob Meuschke has averaged an additional 17 percent to 20 percent over and above his gross laundry sales, thanks to his operation's ancillary profit centers. "I am very much pro-ancillary profit...

Beyond Washers and Dryers

Originally posted - Jun 10, 2013 For the last 20 years, multi-store owner Bob Meuschke has averaged an additional 17 percent to 20 percent over and above his gross laundry sales, thanks to his operation's ancillary profit centers. "I am very much pro-ancillary profit...

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  • Business Management: Five Steps to a Successful Retooling Project
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CG West to Host Spring Service Schools

During March and April, Continental Girbau West will hold several vended and on-premise laundry service schools at its headquarters in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. These service schools are free. The schedule is: • March 21 (9 a.m. to noon): The EH020 Service School will...

Electrolux Selected for UN Global Compact 100 Index

For the second consecutive year, Electrolux has been included as a constituent in the Global Compact 100, a stock index composed of companies that have signed the United Nations Global Compact. The GC 100 is composed of a representative group of companies with "strong...

CG West Announces New Vice President

Tod Sorensen has been named vice president of Continental Girbau West, a Continental Girbau subsidiary distributorship based in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. Sorensen – a laundry industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience related to distribution; management;...

WashClub NYC Announces Expansion Plans

WashClub NYC, a tech-based laundry and drycleaning company offering on-demand pickup and delivery, has announced plans to double its customer base in 2015 by launching its first app, expanding its service into Queens and licensing its patented software to...

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