Marysville Laundry Station
Before Getting into the Laundry Business…
Craig used to work in a grocery store.
January 1, 2004
6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily, with the last wash beginning at 9:00 p.m.
Three full-time attendants and one part-time employee
Total Square Footage
4,000 square feet
Marysville Laundry Station has two entrances, one in the front and one in the rear. There are five parking spaces at each entrance. There also is a large parking lot near the store for a local gym and church.
Lease or Own
Craig leases the store’s location. The lease is 10 years, with a five-year option. He is currently in the second year of his second 10-year lease.
Marysville Laundry Station was an existing laundromat when Craig took over. The store has been in business since 1962.
Turns per Day
Four to five
Utility costs represent 23 percent of the laundry’s gross sales.
The store is located in a strong rental area, with mid- to low-income residents and many families.
There is one competitor in the area, and this laundry has been in business since 1982.
Marysville Laundry Station accepts coins and credit/debit cards.
Washers and Dryers
The store’s vend prices vary, depending on customer water level and temperature selections through the Speed Queen Quantum control system. Additionally, on the last Thursday of each month, all washers are half-price for Customer Appreciation Day.
5 Speed Queen toploaders, $3.00-$5.50
12 Speed Queen 20-pound frontloaders, $2.50-$4.25
5 Speed Queen 40-pound frontloaders, $5.50-$7.50
2 Speed Queen 60-pound frontloaders, $7.50-$10.00
1 Speed Queen 100-pound frontloader, $10.50-$14.00
12 Speed Queen 30-pound stack dryers, $1.00 to start the machine for 12 minutes, and 25 cents for each four additional minutes
11 Speed Queen 75-pound dryers, $1.50 to start the machine for 15 minutes, and 25 cents for each three additional minutes
Water Heating System
Hamilton Engineering EVO water heating system
Card Concepts Inc. card system
2 Rowe BC12 bill changers
10 R&B Wire Products laundry carts
10 Solomatic folding tables with granite tops
Four-foot, energy-efficient T12 lighting
1 Vend-Rite Manufacturing soap vending machine, price vary
1 Royal 12-selection soda vending machine, 75 cents
1 Automatic Products Snack Shop 7600 vending machine, prices vary
1 70-inch flatscreen television
Children’s Play Area
The laundry features a 10- by 10-foot play area for toddlers. It includes a table with magnets, a chalkboard and toys.
• Free Wi-Fi access
• 3 computers with internet access
• Free touchscreen video games
• 1 Vend-Rite Manufacturing laundry bag machine, with two different sized bags
$1.24 per pound; 10-pound minimum
Craig services multiple commercial accounts for area businesses. Marysville Laundry Station cleans towels, aprons and rags for local espresso stands, a local restaurant and a metal casting company. The laundry business also has contracts with the county park to wash linens in the rental cabins (sheets, blankets, towels, etc.) and with Northwest Rentals to wash blankets, towels and linens in the RV rentals. These costs vary per client.
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