Business Bio: Laundry Clinic

By Bob Nieman, CLA Member posted 11-30-2016 12:04

  

Dr. Nick Ogunmola
Laundry Clinic
Haltom City, Texas

1.JPGBefore Getting into the Laundry Business…

Dr. Ogunmola is currently a pediatric gastroenterologist at Cook Children’s Hospital in Ft. Worth, Texas.

Store Opening

The Laundry Clinic opened on August 20, 2016.

Business Hours

7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily

Staff

Four part-time attendants

Total Square Footage

4,600 square feet

Parking Availability

The Laundry Clinic is located in a retail strip center that has a total of 46 parking spaces.

Lease or Own?

Dr. Ogunmola owns the building.

2.JPGThe Building

The Laundry Clinic was built from the ground up. The construction process took about one year and cost approximately $850,000 to build, including the price of the laundry equipment.

Turns per Day

The washers do about two turns per day, and the business has steadily increased on a monthly basis since the store opened.

Utility Costs

Dr. Ogunmola’s utility costs represent 10 percent of his gross sales, which is lower than he had originally expected.

Marketplace Demographics

The Laundry Clinic services a wide variety of customers of multiple ethnicities.

Competition

There are four other established self-service laundries within the marketplace.

Payment Options

The Laundry Clinic accepts coins, as well as debit cards, credit cards, EBT cards, EMV smart-chip cards, Apple Pay and Samsung Pay.

3.JPGWashers and Dryers

14 Huebsch 20-pound frontloaders, $2.50
6 Huebsch 30-pound frontloaders, $3.50
14 Huebsch 40-pound frontloaders, $4.50
9 Huebsch 60-pound frontloaders, $6.50
2 Huebsch 80-pound frontloaders, $8.50
1 Huebsch 100-pound frontloader, $10.50
6 Huebsch 30-pound stack dryers, 25 cents for nine minutes
16 Huebsch 45-pound stack dryers, 25 cents for six minutes

Water Heating System

2 100-gallon Bradford White water heaters, each 199,000 BTU

Card System

ESD Synergy card system

Bill Changers

1 Rowe BC 1600 bill changer
1 Rowe BC 2500 bill buster

Laundry Carts

24 R&B Wire Products laundry carts

Folding Tables

14 Production Automation Corp. stainless steel tables

Flooring

Porcelain tile

Lighting

LED lighting

4.JPGSoap Vending

1 Vend-Rite Vision soap vending machine

Beverage Vending

1 BevMax Media beverage vending machine

Snack Vending

1 Merchant Media by Crane snack vending machine

Televisions

6 60-inch televisions
3 42-inch televisions

Children’s Play Area

The store features a 10- by 12-foot play area, which includes a flat-screen TV with children’s programs, seating and children’s books.

Additional Amenities

•    Free WiFi
•    Free phone/mobile device charging stations
•    A three-story seating area, including a “quiet” lounge area
•    Restrooms
•    An illuminated, six- by five-foot clock on the exterior of the building

Wash-Dry-Fold Service and Commercial Accounts

The Laundry Clinic doesn’t currently offer a wash-dry-fold or a commercial laundry service, but Dr. Ogunmola plans to implement these services in the near future.

Distributor

Ed Brown Distributors, Dallas, Texas, (214) 352-9494

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