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South Carolina Laundromat Owner Named Huebsch® Store Owner of the Quarter
Entrepreneurial Spirit and Support from Industry Experts Lead to Tremendous Business Growth
RIPON, Wisconsin (March 30, 2015) – Huebsch® commercial laundry equipment manufacturer, provider of unrivaled customer service through the industry’s leading distributor network, has named Dewayne Bohannon the latest recipient of its Store Owner of the Quarter award for his seven successful Wash-n-go laundromats in South Carolina.
“Dewayne is an accomplished laundromat owner with a keen grasp on what it takes to run a prosperous business. His authenticity and savvy business skills have made him an expert in the laundry industry,” said Kathryn Rowen, Huebsch North American sales manager. “Dewayne’s determination and dedication to providing the best experience for his customers make him an ideal partner, and we are certain we will continue to see increasing success from him.”
Before he began his laundromat venture, Dewayne owned a wide array of small businesses, ranging from self-storage to coin amusement and arcade machines. He was looking to find a more stable investment during the economic recession and research led him to the laundromat industry. Dewayne had property management experience and was in-tune with the real estate landscape and businesses in the community. He began looking for laundromats that were rundown or had gone out of business that he could buy and revamp.
Dewayne relied heavily on his commercial laundry equipment distributor, had Bradley, sales manager at Laundry Systems of the Carolinas, to help get his business off the ground. Chad continued to advise Dewayne on the planning and introduced him to Huebsch Financial, which allowed Dewayne to finance his equipment through his manufacturer’s finance operation. Chad also assisted in the analysis of demographic information to ultimately help him acquire the right location for each laundromat. This dynamic partnership led to the creation of seven profitable laundromat locations, with more plans in the making.
“I knew that Chad and Laundry Systems of the Carolinas could offer exactly what I was looking for,” Dewayne said. “Laundry Systems of the Carolinas was an extremely knowledgeable and trustworthy partner. They educated me on industry trends and taught me all the nuances of the business.”
Dewayne also continuously looks for ways to differentiate his businesses from the competition and creates a welcoming environment for his customers. He offers accessible hours, attendants on site, bill-to-bill exchangers and vending machines with laundry products, snacks and drinks.
His commitment to expanding his business and providing unparalleled customer service has earned him 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 Dewayne’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.
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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.