Express Laundry Centers™
Description: 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. Opportunities: Single and multi-unit opportunities available throughout the United States and Canada. Business Type: Business Opportunity. Minimum Cash Required: $75,000. Financing Assistance: Yes, from the company. Training Provided: Yes.
Through CustomSelect™ Financing, Continental Girbau offers flexible financing and competitive fixed rates to all qualifying applicants. Financing allows you to retain full ownership of your business and its assets while helping to preserve your cash, liquidity and revolving lines of credit for emergency use, working capital and other investments.
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Express Laundry Center
The Express Laundry Center® package is a proven and complete turnkey solution for new card- or coin-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 exclusively through Continental Girbau Inc.
A Proven Concept
Express Laundry Center offers a complete solution to investors looking for a proven, vended laundry brand. The Express Laundry Center brand is free of franchise costs. It delivers significant advantages to storeowners, including a mix of high-speed ExpressWash™ Washer-Extractors and complementing high performance drying tumblers; branded store services; marketing and public relations support; and management and operational assistance. When investors utilize the Express Laundry Center solution, they’re a step closer to gaining loyal clientele, store efficiency and bolstered profits.
Express Laundry Centers are unique. Not only do they provide customers a 60-minute self-service wash/dry/fold, they deliver craved services to attract a variety of demographic groups, from families to professionals and singles. Customers enjoy completing laundry sooner and owners relish faster customer turnover and bolstered profits!
Reduced Utilities for Bolstered Profits
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.
ExpressWash High-Speed Washers
There’s a significant advantage to investing in Continental high-speed laundry equipment. ExpressWash Washers improve customer turnover, provide a considerable savings in utilities, simplify installation, and allow storeowners to market a 60-minute wash/dry/fold.
The High-Speed Advantage
So what’s the difference between high-speed ExpressWash Washers and traditional hard-mount washers? 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, which cuts resulting dry time by up to 50 percent over most hard-mount machines. This decreases natural gas and electricity usage, which saves dollars and bolsters profits. But it also ensures customers complete laundry in under an hour!
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. But not Express Laundry Centers! This is because ExpressWash Washers are engineered to cut gas, water and electricity use and offer 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! In turn, 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?
Marketing & Management Support
Your investment in an Express Laundry Center includes marketing and management support. You’ll have access to professionally designed advertising, including a vast array of support pieces that have been tested and proven in the industry. Investors of Express Laundry Centers are also 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!