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Perry Creek Vended Laundry Case Study Perry Creek Vended Laundry Case Study

“Jon (Glover) and BDS Laundry Systems helped us with every aspect of our business, and they continue to be integral to our success.” – Annette Freking, Owner Perry Creek Vended Laundry As a farmer and registered nurse, Jeff and Annette Freking, respectively, always wanted to own a business together. The Freking’s never dreamed about opening a vended laundry until coming across a listing an ad “Vended Laundry Investment Opportunity” posted by BDS’ Laundry Division Vice President, Jon Glover. The idea intrigued Jeff and Annette so they set a meeting with Jon to discuss the totality of a vended laundry investment opportunity. The Freking’s were extremely impressed with Glover’s presentation touching on all benefits of owning a vended laundry including low fixed costs, overall manageability of the business and the potential for a strong ROI. After their conversation Jeff went back to perform his due diligence researching the benefits of ownership, the best equipment and even other distributors in the area on top of visiting other vended laundries. Ultimately, Annette and Jeff called Glover back and decided to move forward with the vended laundry investment trusting Glover and BDS’ experience to guide them through the process from initial store design to…

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TEK Products, Inc. TEK Products, Inc.
On-Premises Laundry
New UniMac Installation

TEK Products is a leading MRO supplier that services major industries worldwide with clean room laundry/supplies, industrial air/liquid filtration, critical supplies, and kitting. The company’s Clean Room and Industrial Laundry Services division specializes in high tech market segments including medical device, biotech, pharmaceutical, compounding pharmacies, semiconductor, flex circuit, wafer and chip manufacturing, universities, and avionics. TEK services all industrial laundry needs including lab coats, uniforms, mats, towels, mops, and flame resistant (FR) apparel. TEK’s Clean Ship Program provides service for out-of-state clients. BDS Laundry Systems recently installed new laundry equipment at the TEK facility in Long Lake, Minnesota, including a UniMac 130-lb. capacity industrial washer-extractor with UniLinc controls. TEK Laundry Operations Manager Tony Mills worked closely with Dave Steenerson, Vice President of On-Premise Laundry with BDS Laundry Systems, on selecting the new equipment and overseeing the installation. “Our experience with BDS has been top notch,” said Tony. “The installers were fast, very courteous and kept me in the loop the entire time.”

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Squeaky Clean Coin Laundry Squeaky Clean Coin Laundry
Vended Laundry
Positioned for Success

Shane and Christine Heintz got their start in the laundry business by chance in 2005 when they purchased a commercial building in Nevada, Iowa, that contained an existing laundromat. Several years later, they relocated the laundry a few blocks down the street to a building that also houses a restaurant and liquor store owned by the couple. In 2010, Shane and Christine began to search for a location to open a second laundry. Their search led them to nearby Ames — home of Iowa State University — with a growing population of 62,000 residents. Working closely with Todd Stoltz of BDS Laundry Systems, they selected an empty lot on busy Lincoln Way near the downtown business district. “Todd was very instrumental in helping us find the ideal site,” said Christine. “He spent a lot of time with us to make sure we were located in the best possible area.” BDS Laundry Systems designed the floor plan and equipment mix to match the community’s demographics. The new Squeaky Clean Coin Laundry opened in April 2015 and business has been strong since day one. “We’ve been open about six weeks and we’re doing better than expected,” said Christine. “We’re attracting a good…

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