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Pasadena Laundromat Owners Named Huebsch® Store Owner of the Quarter

July 20th, 2016


 

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Pasadena Laundromat Owners Named Huebsch® Store Owner of the Quarter

Innovative Design and Advanced Equipment Lead to a Flourishing Business

 

RIPON, Wisconsin (July 20, 2016)Huebsch® commercial laundry equipment manufacturer, Huebsch-Image 1-001provider of unrivaled customer service through the industry’s leading distributor network, has named Aaron and Andrea Milam the latest recipients of its Store Owner of the Quarter award. The Milams own The Laundry Room, located in Pasadena, California.

 

“The Milams demonstrate exceptional dedication to providing customers with the best laundry experience possible,” said Kathryn Rowen, Huebsch North American sales manager. “Their ongoing commitment to customer service, as well as their innovative ideas and passion for continuously enhancing the aesthetics and technology in their store, have made them a great partner. We look forward to growing this partnership in the future and watching their business continue to succeed.”

Aaron and Andrea Milam first realized the potential investment opportunity a laundromat business could provide when they installed coin-operated laundry machines in their rental properties. After seeing the revenue stream it provided, in addition to increasing renter satisfaction, they decided to start looking into opening a laundromat.Huebsch-Image 2-002 After years of searching for the right property, the couple purchased an existing laundromat that was close to home, but in need of some remodeling.

 

After the Milams remodeled the laundromat and it had been in business for one year, they decided to replace their outdated equipment. They spoke with many different distributors but chose to work with Southern California-based ACE Commercial Laundry Equipment because of Sales Manager Andy Wray and Senior Sales Representative Rudy Munoz. The Milams worked closely with Wray and Munoz to select the best mix of Huebsch equipment for the store. Wray and Munoz were very personable and hands-on. They always made themselves available, not only during the equipment replacement, but they continue to support the Milams with any of their business needs. Additionally, the Milams used Huebsch Financial to help finance the new equipment.

 

“It was important for us to find the right partners for our laundromat business,” Aaron Milam said. “Our goal was to differentiate our store from others, and ACE was able to deliver the most efficient equipmentHuebsch-Image 3-003 and the best aesthetics while working within our replacement budget. ACE’s professionalism and knowledge of the industry was unparalleled, and they are truly invested in helping our laundromat grow and succeed.”

The couple also offers a “fluff and fold” wash-dry-fold service for local residents and businesses that has texting capabilities to notify customers when their orders are complete.

The Milams are dedicated to providing customers with efficient and innovative services, a comfortable environment and state-of-the-art equipment to create an enjoyable experience at The Laundry Room. Their commitment to always looking for ways to enhance their store, and ultimately their customers’ experiences, has earned them the title of Store Owner of the Quarter.

Introduced in 2014, Store Owner of the Quarter recognizes Huebsch store owners who have excelled in entrepreneurism, technology adoption, innovation and superior customer and community service. Read the Milam’s story, and others, at Huebsch.com/News/Store-Profiles.

 

For more information on Huebsch and its distributors – a network that earned the highest Overall Distributor Quality Score in a 2014 Leede Research Customer Value Analysis – visit Huebsch.com/contact or call 1-800-553-5120.

 

Media contact: Meghan Campbell, 414.292.0217 or mcampbell@n-s.com

 

About Huebsch:

Since 1907, Huebsch has manufactured durable commercial laundry equipment engineered for efficiency, reliability and optimal performance. Commercial laundry is our focus and we back our equipment with an industry-leading warranty. Our equipment is supported by a network of knowledgeable distributors and service professionals who provide unparalleled customer service and support. As the industry’s top-rated distributor network, our distributors form long-lasting relationships with our customers to meet their unique business needs and offer customized solutions throughout every step of their journey to help their business expand and thrive. Our customers further benefit from an extensive set of financing options provided by Huebsch Financial. Huebsch is part of the Alliance Laundry Systems LLC family of brands. Alliance is the leading global manufacturer of commercial laundry equipment and provider of services to laundromats, multi-housing laundries and on-premises laundries. To learn more about Huebsch, visit Huebsch.com.

Speed Queen® Laundry Manufacturer Announces Launch

of Art of the Journey Contest for a Chance to Win $100,000

July 6th, 2016


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 Speed Queen® Laundry Manufacturer Announces Launch of Art of the Journey Contest for a Chance to Win $100,000

Third Annual Contest Rewards Customers for Reinvesting in Innovative Laundry Equipment

 

Ripon, Wisconsin – (JULY 6, 2016)Speed Queen® laundry manufacturer, the world’s leading provider of commercial laundry equipment, is now accepting entries for its third annual contest which will pay off one deserving store owner’s replacement loan through Speed Queen Financial Services (SQFS), up to $100,000.

 

July 1st through October 31st, owners who reinvest in their laundromat with new, state-of-the-art Speed Queen equipment financed through SQFS will be eligible to enter the 2016 Speed Queen Art of the Journey contest. Once they have financed at least $2,500 in new Speed Queen equipment through SQFS, store owners can enter the contest by uploading an original piece of art – photo collage/montage, video, poem, drawing or painting – that showcases their unique laundry journey to the contest website.

 

“Our laundromat owners come from diverse walks of life and each have an interesting and valuable story to tell about their laundry journey,” said Jim Rosenthal, Speed Queen North American sales manager. “Upgrading outdated equipment with new, efficient machines featuring industry-leading technology will not only help reduce utilities, improve a store owner’s business operation and increase overall profitability, but owners will also have the opportunity to enter to win $100,000 through the Speed Queen Art of the Journey contest.”

 

The original piece of art should highlight the steps the laundromat owner has taken in their journey such as what they did before entering the industry, why they invested in laundry, how they have reinvested in their business, what role their business plays in the community and how the business has grown since opening.

 

In addition to awarding one grand prize winner, all qualifying entrants will receive a $100 gift certificate that can be used towards new equipment or parts purchases at an authorized Speed Queen distributor.

 

The 2016 Speed Queen Art of the Journey contest marks the third year the iconic brand has set out to reward its customers for seeing the value reinvesting can bring to their businesses.

 

Tyesha Offiong and her husband Emmanuel, who own A&Q Laundry Room in South River, New Jersey, won the $100,000 grand prize in 2015. When the Offiong’s purchased their laundromat the store was rundown and they knew they needed to replace the equipment in order to run a successful business, as well as provide the quality service to their community they desired. Shortly after replacing the equipment, they learned about the annual Speed Queen contest. To their surprise, the Offiong’s won the grand prize and it has helped their business in many ways, including accelerating their timeline for investing in their next laundromat.

 

Tyesha Offiong’s advice to owners considering entering this year’s contest is simple, “Just do it. We all have a unique journey and you’ll never know the value of yours unless you share it.”

 

For official rules and to enter the 2016 Speed Queen Art of the Journey contest, or to learn more about the Offiong’s journey, owners can visit SpeedQueenCommercial.com/2016contest.

 

For more information regarding Speed Queen call 1.800.590.8872 or visit www.SpeedQueenCommercial.com.

 

Media contact: Meghan Campbell, 414.292.0217 or mcampbell@n-s.com

 

About Speed Queen:

Speed Queen provides coin laundry owners with a variety of innovative and reliable commercial washers, dryers and laundromat equipment. As an industry leader, Speed Queen is dedicated to providing its market expertise to help grow the self-serve laundry industry. To accomplish this, the company offers Speed Queen Financial Services, which provides a continuum of stable, long-term capital solutions specifically for the laundry industry. The brand is an entity of Ripon, Wis.-based Alliance Laundry Systems LLC, a leading global manufacturer of commercial laundry products and provider of services for laundromats, multi-housing laundries and on-premises laundries. To learn more, visit www.SpeedQueenCommercial.com.

 

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Mountain Electronics Goes Solar

May 13th, 2016


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Mountain Electronics Goes Solar

 
 
Mountain Electronics, a family-owned electronics repair company in North Carolina, has made big changes to increase their work output while decreasing their environmental impact. Since 1999, Mountain ElectronicsME goes solar has been performing quality repairs on circuit boards for commercial washers and dryers. Each year, the business has grown to meet the increasing number of boards repaired and customers served. This year alone, Mountain Electronics has hired five new employees, each specializing in a different area of cleaning, repairing and shipping your boards back to you in a timely manner.

 

Located outside of a rural town in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, environmental stewardship has always been a tenant of the company. They employ many methods to reduce their environmental footprint: using biodegradable soap and non-toxic microbes rather than harsh chemicals to clean circuit boards; reusing boxes and packaging material whenever possible; printing on 100% recycled paper; packing repaired boards in biodegradable & recycled Geami paper and cornstarch peanuts; recycling components from control boards that are not repairable; and using LED and compact fluorescent lighting to minimize energy consumption.

 

Additionally, Mountain Electronics is proud to announce that they have installed a photovoltaic solar array, which provides about half of their electricity needs. This 15.7 kW solar installation is made up of 48 highly rated SunPower solar panels. These panels have won awards for being the most efficient, most durable, and having the least annual degradation, and so will provide more clean electricity for longer than the average solar panel. As their business continues to grow, Mountain Electronics looks forward to providing more high quality service at low to cost to both their customers and the environment.


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