Springfield Illinois Large Hotel Laundry Renovation
Sep 2, 2014
The Abraham Lincoln/Double Tree Hotel in Springfield Illinois recently went through a major laundry renovation. There was substantial planning done between the Horve Property Management group and Hermes Commercial Laundry to make sure the needs were met within budget and timeline.
Here is an equipment breakdown that went into the facility. The washing capacity went as follows: Four 135lb IPSO Softmount Washer-Extractors, One 55lb IPSO Softmount washer-extractor, One small chassis IPSO topload washer. Here is the drying equipment mix: Two 170lb IPSO Tumble-Dryers, One 120lb IPSO Tumble-Dryer, One 75lb IPSO Tumble Dryer, One IPSO small Chassis frontload dryer. Room dimensions were the causation for the dryer mix vs. washer mix obviously matching laundry demand for the hotel. There is also a large B&C Technologies 24' IS Ironer matched with a PS Folder Stacker.
Hermes was able to complete the old hotel laundry demo and reinstallation within 3 days, start up was on day 4. Hermes was also able to provide the hotel with access to our drycleaning and Laundromat partners in Springfield to have special hours in the morning for hotel staff to process some of their linens to avoid total downtime. This is a huge added benefit in working with a partner in laundry like Hermes Commercial Laundry Equipment. Stay tuned for pictures and video of the equipment to come...
Finding Profits in Laundry
Jul 17, 2014
Building a profitable laundry is not a hard thing to do with a few exercises in discipline and hard work. Have you ever driven into an area and a bright, well lit, well placed Laundromat with attractive machinery inside buzzing with business caught your eye followed by the thought "I need to be in this laundry business". You talk to a few friends that know of or have been around people in the industry and your excitement continues to grow. You are sold on the idea that owing a Laundromat is a low risk, low effort and easy way to make the long term big bucks! Right?.. well possibly.
There is no doubt that there is good money to be made in the laundry industry if done properly. It really helps if you work with a reliable and distinguished company in the industry like Hermes Commercial Laundry Equipment. Companies like Hermes Equipment can help you quickly and efficiently side step common traps in the start up business or when buying an existing laundry. There are a handful of critical questions that need to be asked before buying. Most laundry equipment companies worth their salt have generations of experience in purchasing the right equipment, designing the right layouts, developing the proper laundry business plan and so on. However just like the attractive well lit Laundromat you saw buzzing with sound of quarters dropping into machines, there are run down pitiful profit sucking Laundromats just around the corner. This is no different than many professional laundry equipment companies in the market today. Make sure you do your research and look for companies that want to "build lasting relationships" with the people they are in business with. Successful laundry equipment companies are diverse in nature. They will build and design their own stores, run equipment repair services with well trained service technicians, sell and install a few selected brands by choice like Hermes Equipment does with Speed Queen, IPSO, and B&C Technologies.