Matt Clark and Brian Harrington
Happy Life Laundromat
Cherry Valley, Ill.
Before Getting Into the Laundry Business…
Matt and Brian were involved in self-storage management and construction.
January 14, 2018
8:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily (card-holding members can gain access at 5:00 a.m.)
Four part-time attendants
Total Square Footage
5,500 square feet
Lease or Own?
They own the property.
The laundry was built from the ground up.
Costs, Including Equipment
Turns Per Day
Four to five
The cost of the store’s utilities represents 15 percent of the business’ gross revenue, according to the owners.
The area has a population of approximately 50,000, with 20 percent to 40 percent of those being renters. According to Matt, the median household income is $89,000, and the market is mainly white and African-American.
There are five other laundromats within the area.
Loyalty cards and credit/debit cards
Washers and Dryers
17 Huebsch 20-pound frontloaders, $2.89
10 Huebsch 30-pound frontloaders, $4.69
7 Huebsch 40-pound frontloaders, $5.69
6 Huebsch 60-pound frontloaders, $6.69
6 Huebsch 80-pound frontloaders, $8.69
40 Huebsch 45-pound stack dryers, 42 cents for 10 minutes
Water Heating System
HTP Phoenix water heating system
CCI card system
1 Standard Change-Makers bill changer
10 R&B Wire Products laundry carts
15 custom-built folding tables
Metallic epoxy concrete flooring
One Vend-Rite Manufacturing soap vending machine, $1.00
1 AMS beverage vending machine
1 AMS K-Cup tabletop coffee vendor
1 AMS snack vending machine
Six 55-inch flat-screen televisions
• Wi-Fi Café
• Children’s Play Area
• Pickup and Delivery Service
• Commercial Accounts Business
• Drop-Off Drycleaning Service
Alliance Laundry Systems
Laundry Concepts, Addison, Ill., (800) 845-3903