Business Bio: Wash Time Coin Laundry

By Bob Nieman, CLA Member posted 22 days ago

  
Angel and Lorenzo Barrios
Wash Time Coin Laundry
Sweetwater, Fla.

Before Getting into the Laundry Business…

Angel was involved in the real estate industry, including renovating and flipping homes.

Store Opening

July 2017

Business Hours

The store is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week – except on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Staff

Four full-time attendants and one part-time attendant

Total Square Footage

3,600 square feet

Parking Availability

Wash Time Coin Laundry features a shopping center parking lot, which it shares with the plaza’s other tenants.

Lease or Own?

The owners have a 25-year lease agreement.

The Building

The storefront had previously served as a clothing retailer.

Renovation Process

11 months

Marketplace Demographics

Wash Time caters to a primarily Hispanic local population.

Competition

There are seven other laundries within two miles of Wash Time, one of which is also owned by the Barrios brothers. In fact, the brothers own four vended laundries in the Miami-Dade County area.

Payment Options

The washers and dryers accept coins. Customers can use credit or debit cards for the store’s wash-dry-fold service, as well as for purchasing of over-the-counter products such as soap.

Washers and Dryers

15 Speed Queen 20-pound frontloaders
11 Speed Queen 30-pound frontloaders
4 Speed Queen 40-pound frontloaders
7 Speed Queen 60-pound frontloaders
1 Speed Queen 80-pound frontloader
1 Speed Queen 100-pound frontloader
12 Speed Queen 30-pound stack dryers
4 Speed Queen 40-pound stack dryers
4 Speed Queen 75-pound dryers

Water Heating System

Rinnai water heating system

Bill Changers

Rowe bill changers

Laundry Carts

24 R&B Wire Products laundry carts

Folding Tables

Solomatic folding tables

Flooring

Plank-style porcelain tile flooring

Lighting

LED lighting

Beverage Vending

1 beverage vending machine

Snack Vending

1 snack vending machine

Televisions

4 55-inch televisions

Arcade/Video Games

Three video games: Pac-Man, Aliens: Extermination, and The Fast and the Furious.

Additional Amenities

• Lounge seating from High Mark Manufacturing
• Over-the-counter sale of detergent, soap and other laundry items
• Wash-dry-fold service

Project Consultants

• Noel Orozco, vice president, Statewide Laundry Equipment-Hialeah
• Abel Urra, consultant, Statewide Laundry Equipment-Hialeah

Distributor

Statewide Laundry Equipment, Hialeah, Fla., (800) 432-1014
0 comments
7 views

Permalink

Tips for Long-Term Success

Maytag Commercial Laundry

Click to discover insider info from industry professionals on how to succeed in the vended laundry business, brought to you by Maytag® Commercial Laundry.