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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.