CLEC Completes Purchase of Texas Laundry Service

By PlanetLaundry Staff, CLA Member posted 02-20-2018 16:08

CLEC-TXLaundry1.jpgCommercial and Coin Laundry Equipment Co. has completed its purchase of Texas Laundry Service Co. This is the third acquisition for the Gulf Breeze, Fla.-based laundry equipment distributor.

“Texas Laundry was a perfect fit for our company as we expand throughout the Gulf Coast,” said Craig Dakauskas, president of CLEC. “This acquisition is part of the ‘CLEC Effect,’ where we seize opportunities to increase our coverage footprint and then use our combined talents and synergies to grow the business.”

Texas Laundry Service distributes Speed Queen vended and on-premises laundry equipment throughout the South Texas market. The company has offices in Pasadena, Corpus Christi, San Antonio and La Feria.

Plans call for the CLEC organization to maintain two offices – CLEC East in Gulf Breeze and CLEC West in the Houston area. Texas Laundry President Linda Moore will stay on in the interim to assist with the transition. With the acquisition, the company grows to about 50 employees.

Late last year, CLEC purchased Greenwood, Miss.-based Delta Laundry Equipment, which distributes Speed Queen coin laundry equipment throughout the state of Mississippi and also operates a route business.

“As a company, we could not be happier about expanding our territory and representing Speed Queen in the South Texas market,” Dakauskas said. “We expect to focus on growing coin and OPL sales in the market.”

In addition to Texas Laundry Service and Delta Laundry, CLEC also purchased Lafayette, La.-based Ebner Equipment within the last several years.