• "Keys to success? Location, equipment, store appearance and cleanliness. HK is a distributor and multi-store owner with over 40 years of laundry expertise to help you maximize return on your investment." — Karl Hinrichs, HK Laundry President

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Laundromats 101

DSC 1128A basic introduction to Laundromats

HK Laundry Equipment has been helping our customers get into the Laundromat business for almost five decades. Below is a general overview of the Laundromat business. This is general broad based information on the basics of building and analyzing Laundromats. It is designed to be an honest, informative presentation of the Laundromat business. To quote Sy Simms, HK “firmly believes that the most educated consumer is our best customer”. To this end we hope to educate you about Laundromat. 

In this world of rising costs, increasing more complex regulations and large corporations, independent entrepreneurs can still generate a profit. More and more foresighted businessmen are investing in HK equipped Coin-Op Laundromats.  With a reasonably small down-payment they have been able to provide themselves with a lucrative source of cash income.  While each Laundromat situation is an independent venture and must be considered as such, there are basic guidelines which have proven universal. These guidelines were produced to help answer most of the questions of a prospective Laundromat owner and to assist him to plan a successful business. 

HK Laundry Equipment Inc. has been in business since 1967 and now has close to 5 decades of experience in the setting up, construction and operation of Laundromats. As an industry leader and a  full line authorized distributor, HK handles a compete line of quality laundry equipment from washers & dryers, to bill changers, card systems, vending machines, super efficient water heaters and a complete line of folding tables & seating units and accessories. HK Laundry Equipment Inc. also has its own parts depot and a staff of fully trained mechanics to install & service what we sell.


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