The Express Laundry Center® package is a proven and complete turnkey solution for new vended laundries. The Express Laundry Center brand teams highly efficient, high-speed laundry equipment and multiple services with local marketing and management support. It is a complete store solution available to investors only through Continental Girbau.
To buy an opportunity with Express Laundry Center, you'll need to have $75,000 - $300,000 in liquid capital. Owners can expect to make a total investment of $250,000 - $1,000,000. They also offer financing. *
The Express Laundry Center™ package is a proven and complete turnkey solution for new coin and card-operated laundries. The Express Laundry Center brand teams highly efficient, high-speed laundry equipment and multiple services with local marketing and management support. It is a complete store solution available to investors only through Continental Girbau Inc.
The Express Laundry Center brand is free of franchise restrictions, costs and red tape. It brings a complete solution to investors looking for a proven, vended laundry brand. The Express Laundry Center package delivers huge advantages to owners:
Express Laundry Centers are unique – delivering craved services to attract a variety of demographic groups, from families to professionals and singles. While the average vended laundry’s profits are hacked by catapulting utility costs, Express Laundry Center profits aren’t. Express Laundry Centers boast highly efficient equipment engineered to save water, electricity and natural gas.
Equipped with ExpressWash™ Washers, Express Laundry Centers can serve more customers per day using less electricity, water and natural gas. Simple-to-install ExpressWash Washers ensure customers a 60-minute wash/dry/fold – a marketing hook that draws and retains customers!
ExpressWash are freestanding washers that reach extract speeds of up to 381 G-force. Traditional hard-mount washers normally achieve extract speeds of just 75-200 G-force. By generating more than double the G-force extract, ExpressWash Washers remove more water from every load. This cuts resulting dry time by up to 50 percent (when compared with hard-mount washers) – lowering natural gas consumption and laundry completion time. While customers complete laundry in under an hour, owners realize higher profits!
Did you realize that the average vended laundry outputs more than 26 percent of its gross revenue to utilities, according to a recent Coin Laundry Association (CLA) industry survey. Not Express Laundry Centers! This is because ExpressWash Washers are engineered to cut gas, water and electricity use. They also feature a freestanding and sump-less design, high-speed G-force extract, exclusive AquaFall® and AquaMixer® systems, and superior owner programmability.
The ProfitPlus™ Control on ExpressWash Washers works with card technology or coins and brings more washing options and cycle features to the customer. It offers four primary cycle options: SUPERWASH, HOT, WARM and COLD. It also allows the customer to add an EXTRA WASH, EXTRA RINSE and/or DELICATE CYCLE. ProfitPlus gives customers what they want—more control over how their laundry is washed. It also puts storeowners in the driver’s seat by allowing programmability of G-force extract, mechanical action, wash temperature by degree, water levels and wash/rinse/ extract time in each phase. Through proper programming, Express Laundry Centers can curb utilities and effectively shorten the time it takes customers to complete laundry.
Express Laundry Centers include a line-up of ExpressDry™ commercial dryers, which use fewer BTUs per load when compared to most other dryers on the market. They also offer superior programmability, durability and ease of use! Available in 30-, 55- and 75-pound capacity single-pocket models and 30- and 45-pound capacity dual-pocket stacks, ExpressDry commercial dryers are Continental’s fastest and most efficient dryers. They reduce the natural gas consumed to dry a load by up to 7.1 percent. As a result, Express Laundry Centers lower operating costs! Did you know a 3,500-sq.-ft. Express Laundry Center would save an estimated $30,797/year in utility costs when compared to a traditional hard-mount washer store?
As an Express Laundry Center investor, you gain access to professionally designed advertising, including a vast array of support pieces that have been tested and proven in the industry. Additionally, you are privy to management and training tools, including employee handbooks, operational procedures, employee training materials and more. It’s simpler to run a successful business when you have adopted a successful management and training framework. Express Laundry Center owners can tap into carefully and professionally created management and marketing tools that save them time and help eliminate mistakes.
Feel good knowing Express Laundry Center investors are privy to flexible financing and competitive fixed rates to address virtually any term requirement or volume need!
“The Express Laundry Center is a simple business model where I can offer customers something above and beyond. I didn’t have to reinvent wheel, I just had to polish it up.” -- Dan Sofranko, owner of Perfect Wash Express Laundry Center in Huntington Beach, Calif.
“By simply processing more customers you have more overall turns on all the equipment. And, there are no roadblocks. When you are drying faster, you reduce dryer bottlenecks.” -- John Stuckey, owner of two Express Laundry Centers, Lexington, Neb.
“Customers are in and out faster. Typically in less than 50 minutes, our customers’ laundry is washed and dried.” -- Shane McKinney, owner of Express Laundry Center in Miles City, Mont.
“The advertising support has made our marketing efforts consistent. We are always doing something to get your name out there and it has really paid off.” -- Peggy Teft, manager of Express Laundry Center, Oshkosh, Wis.
“Owning an Express Laundry Center is like having a franchise without franchise fees. The Express Laundry Center brand is backed by a successful business model and therefore provided us with added credibility for acquiring financing and negotiating favorable lease agreements.” -- Rob Maes, owner of two Express Laundry Centers, Houston
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Express Laundry Center is also currently accepting inquiries from Canada.
Interested parties should have at least $80,000 in liquid capital to invest.