United Financial Corp., a nationwide leasing and equipment financing company based in West Des Moines, Iowa, recently announced that laundry industry veteran Kirk Stone has joined the company and will oversee its new Commercial Laundry Finance Division.

Stone formerly worked with United Financial founder and owner Michael Hopson at Premier Capital Group Inc. Together, they bring a combined 47 years of experience in financing commercial laundromat equipment, on-premises laundry equipment, route operators and laundromat business acquisitions.

“United Financial Corporation recognizes the need for additional independent funding sources in the commercial laundry finance space,” Hopson said. “We look forward to serving the needs of the many distributors and their customers with creative and competitive financing solutions in the years ahead.”