Resources for Potential Laundromat Investors


Are you interested in starting a new self-service laundry business?

A laundromat could be the right investment to make for your future. Since 1960, the Coin Laundry Association has helped entrepreneurs and potential laundromat investors like you make the best decisions possible. The due-dilligence process is an important phase of owning a laundry business, and we seek to make it as easy and accessible as possible.

Check out our selection of high-quality products and services to help you to do your research on owning a laundry operation.

White Papers

Laundry Potential Investor White Paper Research Set

The Coin Laundry Association has curated a set of white papers specifically designed with the potential investor in mind. If you are looking into purchasing or starting a laundromat, this set of three white papers is an essential element to your search.

At an unprecedented price, this high-value set of white papers offers potential investors the opportunity to take a deeper dive into what it takes to start a self-service laundry business. The information contained helps to answer some of the important questions one needs to ask during the research process. This is a $300 value. (Free for CLA Members)

PRICE: $99

White paper bundle for potential laundry investors

Laundry Industry Surveys

24th Annual Industry Survey

Learn the latest information from our poll to CLA members and non-members who are store owners in the laundry business.

For over twenty years, the Coin Laundry Association commissions Readex Research, a nationally recognized independent research company, to conduct an industry-wide survey of self-service laundry owners. The purpose of the survey is to compose a profile of today’s retail self-service laundries in the United States. (Free for CLA Members)

PRICE: $89

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Six-Year Survey Bundle

Want to Compare This Year’s Survey to Past Surveys? We thought you might want to do that.

For a historically low price, you can now get a bundle of the last six years’ CLA Industry Surveys by Readex Research for just $199 (a $995 value). (CLA Members already have these free in the resource library.)

Purchase this bundle of past surveys from 2013-2019, and you’ll have access to the results of the last five years’ of laundry industry reports. (Free for CLA Members)

PRICE: $199


Demographics Reports

Don’t Purchase a Laundry Without One

When researching store locations for your laundry or reviewing existing operations, a demographic report is a critical tool to ensure that the population can support a laundromat. CLA has collaborated with IdealSpot to offer a custom template specific to the self-service laundry industry.


Clean 2019 Panel Discussion

Due Diligence Panel Discussion from Clean 2019

On Day 3 of The Clean Show 2019, PlanetLaundry Editor Bob Nieman hosted a panel discussion “Due Diligence: Preparing to Buy (or Sell) Your Next Laundromat” with Carol Dang of Elite Business Investments Corp., Bob Eisenberg of BFE Consulting Group, LLC, Daryl Johnson of Giant Wash Coin Laundry, and Bill Kelson of Statewide Laundry Equipment.

This well-received discussion was recorded in an impromptu decision with permission of the panelists to distribute the video. While the production quality of this video may not be the best, it captures some excellent discussions about what you need to know about buying and selling a laundry business. CLA members pay only $10.

PRICE: $20


Audio Collection for Potential Laundry Investors

The Coin Laundry Association has a library of audio recording to help potential investors in the laundry business. When you purchase this collection of MP3 files, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of what owning a laundromat is all about.

This bundle includes the following titles:

  • Laundry Business Basics: What You Need to Know
  • Build or Buy: Which Option Is Best for You?
  • Finding the Right Location
  • Strategic Business Analysis: Analyze, Organize and Plan
  • The New Rules of Finance
  • Selling Commercial Accounts

This is a $120 value. (Free for CLA Members)

PRICE: $45

Audio Files for Potential Investors

Printed Materials

Today's Coin Laundry

Today’s Coin Laundry

This book supplies potential investors with the basic information necessary to make a sound decision about building or purchasing a self-service laundry. Today’s Coin Laundry is divided into three sections covering coin laundry basics, buying an existing laundry and constructing a new coin laundry. This 144-page book, published by the Coin Laundry Association, is an essential research tool for anyone looking to begin a career in the self-service laundry industry.

Shipping is based on the USPS flat rate fee and will be added to your total during the checkout process.

PRICE: $49

Coin Laundry Insider

Get the Free Guide to the Laundry Industry That Will Help You Navigate Your Start-Up!

This Coin Laundry Association publishes a concise laundry industry overview as a magazine-style resource which will be mailed to your doorstep. It’s chock-full of useful information as a starter for your laundry-ownership journey.

The CLI is the definitive FREE handbook for potential investors interested in purchasing or building a laundromat. Learn what you need to know from the professionals at the CLA.


Coin Laundry Insider

Potential Investor Membership

If you’re considering an investment in the laundry business, it is important to do your due diligence up front. We have resources designed to make your journey to opening a coin laundry as smooth, efficient and profitable as possible.
Get as much as $1200 in helpful products and services for one low price!
Join today as a Laundry Researcher Express Member for just $299 per year.

What Our Members Are Saying

I really appreciate all the information I’ve found. The resources offered have made my research much smoother.

Jamiey K.

Laundry Researcher

CLA is everything you want in an association. It’s a must for any coin laundry owner or potential investor.

Todd F.

Owner, Coral Way Lavanderia

Laundry Researcher Express Membership

Join the Coin Laundry Association as a Researcher Express to learn more about the laundry industry and make informed decisions as you begin your new enterprise!