Laundromat Insights Podcast
EPISODE 20, Spare Parts Discussion.

EPISODE 20, Spare Parts Discussion.

September 19, 2022

In this episode, we meet Ann Korhnak, general manager of spare parts at Alliance Laundry Systems, learn about the parts headwinds facing all industries, and get a glimpse of what’s to come.

EPISODE 19, Pre-Clean Show chat

EPISODE 19, Pre-Clean Show chat

July 26, 2022

The2022 Clean Show is upon us. We’ll chat tips for attending the show and why you must consider the lost opportunity cost of long lead times for products.

EPISODE 18, Laundromat Millionaire Part 2.

EPISODE 18, Laundromat Millionaire Part 2.

July 15, 2022

Dave Menz, AKA the Laundromat Millionaire, is back for part two of our conversation. This time around we chat operations, books, and the Laundromat Millionaire Conference.

EPISODE 17, Laundromat Millionaire Part I

EPISODE 17, Laundromat Millionaire Part I

June 17, 2022

Dave Menz, AKA the Laundromat Millionaire, wears many hats – successful business owner, author, podcaster. In this first of a two-part series, we talk about how his start in life in Flint, Mich. equipped him with the grit to overcome hurdles and achieve success on a variety of levels.

EPISODE 16, Expanding to a second location.

EPISODE 16, Expanding to a second location.

May 6, 2022

Big Waves Laundromat in Santa Monica made an immediate impact when it opened in 2020. It’s owner, quickly fell in love with the business and began planning for a second location.  In this episode, we’re joined by Wade Hickok to talk about the new location and what new owners should know about expanding to store number two.

EPISODE 15, Why you need a full-service distributor.

EPISODE 15, Why you need a full-service distributor.

April 11, 2022

In the laundromat business, going it alone can be costly. This is why a full-service distributor is so important. We’re joined by Justin Meerman, sales manager at Hynes and Waller, Inc. in Marlboro, Md., and Mike Fox, sales manager at Alliance Laundry Systems Distribution (formerly Washburn Machinery) in Chicago to talk about what full-service distribution means for laundromat owners.

EPISODE 14, A chat with the CLA’s Brian Wallace.

EPISODE 14, A chat with the CLA’s Brian Wallace.

March 25, 2022

The Coin Laundry Association (CLA) is the backbone of the laundromat industry, and it has a definite pulse on its overall health. In this episode, Brian Wallace, president and CEO of the CLA, discusses topics such as the current state and future of the industry, Laundry Cares Foundation, and frequent flyer miles.

EPISODE 13, Made with American pride.

EPISODE 13, Made with American pride.

February 18, 2022

Quality doesn’t just happen. It’s the result of a concerted effort to accept nothing less than excellence. In this episode, Brad Nye, vice president of operations, discusses how his team turns out consistently great products each day.

EPISODE 12, The 2022 finance landscape

EPISODE 12, The 2022 finance landscape

January 31, 2022

Coming off a year of historic low interest rates, 2022 could be more challenging with inflation and possible rate hikes. Jeff Harvey, manager of U.S. underwriting for Alliance Laundry Systems sorts it all out for us.

EPISODE 11, Exploring the Speed Queen Laundry Franchise

EPISODE 11, Exploring the Speed Queen Laundry Franchise

November 17, 2021

The laundromat business continues to see franchise options introduced to markets. In this episode, we’re joined by Dan Bowe, general manager of North America franchise and retail operations, who discusses the company’s beginnings in laundromat operations with company-owned stores, the learnings gathered from that time, and the transition to the franchise option of today.

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