has named Glen Sheeley the latest recipient of its Store Owner of the Quarter Award.
The Sheeley family has been involved in the car wash business in Orange County, N.Y., for decades and had already owned two combination car wash/laundromats before deciding to build a showcase location in Middletown, NY.
Constructed on five acres along a high-traffic road, the store is an example of what a modern laundromat looks like, coming in at nearly 4,000 square feet. The car wash measures 160 feet, and has 20 vacuuming stations.
“Glen’s newest Wash Co. location is nothing short of spectacular,” said Kathryn Rowen, North American sales manager for the Huebsch brand of laundry equipment. “The Sheeleys are well deserving of the Huebsch Store Owner of the Quarter honor. The combination of a great store and superior service yield a truly exceptional experience for the customer.”
Sheeley said he partnered with Huebsch for this new store in part because he was initially impressed by the rugged bearings on the washer-extractors.
“They just look heavy duty,” he explained, adding that the 10-year warranty gave him peace of mind that the machines didn’t merely look impressive, but they also performed well.
Since opening last year, Wash Co. has done a brisk business, and Sheeley pointed out that his laundry’s two 100- and two 80-pound washers have been seeing tremendous turns – so much so, in fact, that he wishes he had two more of each.
According to Sheeley, Wash Co. is committed to giving customers service that is worthy of being shared; as a result, word of mouth advertising and a Facebook presence are the cornerstones of the business’ marketing.
“You have to make it an experience,” Sheeley said, noting that the combination of strong customer service and quality equipment have made his newest laundry location an early success.