Laundromat Resource Forums Financing List of Trustworthy distributors in S. Florida

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    • #17428
      Mario Mateo

        Hello everyone,

        My name is Mario and I am new to the business. I would like to open my first laundromat and have attended the 2022 Clean Show to see what was out there. From everything I see on Youtube, the distributor is the key. Even though I am interested in certain laundry equipment, I was told that all equipment is pretty much the same and the key was a good distributor. However, I’m a little bit put off by the subject. I have been contacted by a distributor from Aaxon who advised that he has a store for sale. However, this seems to be about making money for him. I want someone that I could trust and have a long-standing, ongoing relationship with. I am looking to buy several laundrymats in the future but have to start somewhere. So where do I start? Does anyone have a list of trustworthy commercial laundry distributors in South Florida who would be willing to help me achieve my goals and establish a mutually beneficial business relationship? I just don’t want the guy trying to sell me a problem so that he could make a quick buck. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.


      • #17429

          Hi Mario,

          You don’t need a list. You just need a good one. Distributors go by region which is a blessing and a curse. Blessing if you have a great distributor. Curse if the distributor in your region is not working to their peak performance for whatever the reason might be. Such as shot staffed, extremely busy, complacent attitude, No other competition, all of the aforementioned or other extenuating circumstances.

          You are lucky there is a good distributor down south.

          And perhaps most important… not all equipment is the same. Absolutely not. Some are less expensive some are not just keep in mind the the price of the equipment is directly proportional to the equipment that you are purchasing.

          The dealer business model is an interesting one. Never forget that the equipment can either make your or break you. IF you purchase and have the right equipment dealer service is a moot point if the equipment that you have is reliable and the manufacturer stand behind it. The equipment that I have at my location is great and perfect for my business model. We all work. Me personally I keep a super busy hectic schedule. Equipment ease of use, repair, reliability, and manufacturer support is very important and critical to my business. I like it when I can go a few weeks sometimes without an equipment issue. Just as I like the fact that I have learned enough about my equipment to have the parts on hand in parallel to the ability of us performing our own repairs in house.

          Good luck with your search.

        • #17677
          Mario Mateo

            Thank you for your reply. I was working with a dealer and he was complacent. I can’t find a good distributor around here. I was thinking of working with the manufacturer directly as I like the Laundrylux/Electrolux product. Maybe that will be the way to go.

            • #17985
              James Berry

                Any update on this Mario? Would love to hear if you found someone great to work with in S. Florida. Always trying to find good recommendations for others when questions like this come up!

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