Business Bio: Speed Wash

By Bob Nieman, CLA Member posted 30 days ago

  
Kurt and Ashley Schroeder
Speed Wash
Tampa, Fla.

Before Getting into the Laundry Business…

The Schroeders were involved with the leasing and sales of medical equipment.

Store Opening

December 8, 2017

Business Hours

Speed Wash is open 24 hours a day.

Staff

6 attendants

Total square footage of the store

4,100 square feet

Parking Availability

More than 20 parking spaces

Lease or Own

The Schroeders lease the property.

The Building

Speed Wash was built within a facility that used to be a furniture store.

Construction Process

It took approximately four months to convert the building into a vended laundry.

Competition

There are three other self-service laundries located within two miles of Speed Wash

Washers and Dryers

6 Speed Queen Horizon frontloaders
6 Speed Queen 20-pound Quantum Gold frontloaders
5 Speed Queen 30-pound Quantum Gold frontloaders
10 Speed Queen 40-pound Quantum Gold frontloaders
5 Speed Queen 60-pound Quantum Gold frontloaders
2 Speed Queen 80-pound Quantum Gold frontloaders
2 Speed Queen 100-pound Quantum Gold frontloaders
17 Speed Queen 30-pound stack Quantum dryers
2 Speed Queen 45-pound stack Quantum dryers
2 Speed Queen 75-pound Quantum dryers

Water Heating System

3 Navien 199,000 BTU instant water heaters

Bill Changers

2 Rowe BC1600 double changers, with four bill breakers

Laundry Carts

20 R&B Wire Products antimicrobial carts

Folding Tables

Solomatic folding tables

Flooring

Porcelain tile

Lighting

LED lighting

Soap Vending

1 Vend-Rite Manufacturing Vision Vendor

Beverage Vending

1 Vend-Rite Manufacturing Vision Vendor

Snack Vending

1 Vend-Rite Manufacturing Vision Vendor

Televisions

7 50-inch televisions, include two for the store’s Wash Alert system

Wash-Dry-Fold Service

$1.25 per pound on weekdays; $1.50 per pound on the weekends

Additional Amenities

• Computer charging stations
• Home-style furnished customer lounge
• Air conditioning system (24-ton unit)
• Full-cycle drying
• Multi-camera security surveillance system
• Fully attended facility
• Commercial accounts business

Finance Company

Alliance Financing

Project Consultant

Jim Rogers

Distributor

Statewide Laundry Equipment, Tampa, Fla., (813) 877-6434
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