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  1. Our Digital Journey Continues with Workday

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    By Gautam Roy

    Chief Information Officer

    May 2, 2018

     

    In another important milestone of our digital journey, WASH welcomes a cloud-first strategy into our business. This includes the addition of Workday’s suite of global applications for payroll and human resources. With Workday, WASH has the agility to grow the business at scale.

     

    Workday allows us to simplify our application landscape by rationalizing systems, streamlining the amount of integrations, eliminating manual business processes, and reducing human error. And, it provides us a clear path to link our people and business strategy.

  2. WASH Upgrades Common-Area Laundry Rooms with PayRange Mobile Payment

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    PORTLAND, OR (April 16, 2018) – PayRange Inc., maker of the leading in-app mobile payment service for automated retail, announces that WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems (WASH) — which has more than 7 million people doing their laundry in a WASH laundry room every week in the U.S. and Canada — has selected PayRange to be the technology provider of its mobile payment solution.

     

    In an industry in which washers and dryers have been coin operated for 70 years, WASH is making a fundamental shift in how it does business. “Partnering with PayRange not only enables us for mobile payment, but it also serves as a platform to reimagine the customer journey,” stated Gautam Roy, chief information officer of WASH. “WASH is committed to building one-of-a-kind experiences that benefit residents and property owners. We are leveraging best-in-class technology to power a full mobile experience.”

     

    With the rise of convenient payment options, many consumers choose to walk around with no cash in their wallets and expect to make purchases just about anywhere – including the laundry room. With PayRange, WASH now offers a mobile payment solution that allows residents to pay for laundry through an app, making quarter counting a thing of the past. Coupons and rewards integrated in the app give additional reasons to reach for the phone to pay.

     

    “Adding the convenience of mobile payment to our laundry rooms is a great way to improve resident satisfaction and foster loyalty,” added Roy. “We are happy to report that we are already seeing an increase in laundry room usage from high-adoption properties. Plus, recent surveys of residents indicate their appreciation of the app’s features.”

     

    With PayRange’s turn-key Rapid Deployment Program, WASH will have a substantial number of locations upgraded to mobile pay before the end of this year.

     

    “We’re excited to partner with WASH,” stated Jason Young, chief revenue officer at PayRange. “We love that WASH has a vision of a mobile experience that will benefit millions of consumers.”

     

    About PayRange:

    PayRange provides the simplest, most accessible mobile payment and loyalty service for laundry, vending, amusement, and more. Once the free mobile app is download from the App Store or Google Play, Consumers swipe up to pay any coin op machine accepting PayRange. With exclusive offers and funding options including all major cards and wallets (Apple Pay, Android Pay, and Masterpass) consumers pay with ease. Find out more at www.payrange.com.

     

    About WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems:

    WASH is a leader in technology-advanced, eco-friendly laundry room operations. Its best-in-class facilities management services can be found at apartment properties, condominiums, college and university residence halls, military bases and other multi-housing locations. WASH is a privately held company founded in 1947 and based in El Segundo, Calif., and operating in 20 U.S. states and all Canadian provinces.

     

     

  3. Keep Up with Mobile Pay Technology

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    In the past decade, no technology has transformed the consumer lifestyle more than the smartphone. Two thirds of Americans now own smartphones, and more consumers are using their mobile devices to send and receive payments every day. In fact, experts believe the physical credit card will be nearly non-existent by 2020 as customers will start leaving their wallets at home and begin relying primarily on mobile payments for buying goods and services.

     

    Consumers are coming to expect mobile payment options to be available in all aspects of their daily lives, and laundry is no exception. With WASH’s mobile pay solution, you can now provide a quick, convenient and easy-to-use mobile payment system that allows WASH customers to use their smartphones to pay for laundry. The Bluetooth technology provides a fast and convenient way to process payment – no more digging for loose change or waiting for a card to process.

     

    How it works

    First, Bluetooth devices are installed into the washers and dryers, which allows residents to connect to the machines via a mobile app. Then, customers download the app (available for both Android and iPhone) that allows customers to manage and load value to their secure app “wallet” and pay for laundry in seconds.

     

    Don’t fall behind today’s payment trends. Our mobile payment option will enhance your customers’ experience and eliminate the need for complex and expensive hardware in the laundry room. If you’re interested in making your common-area laundry room enabled for mobile payment, visit www.washlaundry.com/mobilepay.

  4. One Easy Step to Avoiding Negative Online Reviews

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    It’s now common practice to check online reviews of restaurants, hotels or movies before making a purchasing decision, but did you know a growing number of people are checking online ratings and reviews when searching for an apartment? According to a recent report published by J Turner Research, over half of survey respondents – and more than 80 percent of students – said they check online ratings on sites such as apartmentratings.com, Yelp and Google when they start their apartment search. And not only are customers reading reviews, they’re believing them; according to a survey by BrightLocal, 88 percent of consumers trust online reviews as much as a personal recommendation.

     

    As people are making purchasing (or renting) decisions based on what they read online, it’s more important than ever for apartment owners and property managers to focus on their online reputation. By providing good customer service and high-quality amenities, you’re likely to avoid negative reviews online – which can not only be frustrating to deal with, but have a real impact on your business.

     

    Focus on Laundry

    One topic that frequently inspires online reviews of apartments is the laundry room. As a chore that takes up much of people’s time, effort and resources, a properly maintained laundry room is crucial for resident satisfaction. The easiest way to keep your laundry room in top condition is to have it professionally managed. When you contract with WASH, we offer the convenience and peace of mind of having laundry services completely taken care of, ensuring your laundry room is in top condition – keeping your residents happy and reducing the chances of seeing those negative reviews online.

     

    As a WASH customer, if you ever have a problem with a machine we can typically have a trained service technician out within 12 business hours or less. To make it easy, you can submit a service request by phone, online or by using our app – ensuring your laundry room is always in top shape. Keep your residents happy with a WASH laundry room!

     

    To learn more about our services, visit washlaundry.com.

  5. In-Unit Laundry is a Hit with Residents

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    You already trust WASH as an expert in the management of common-area laundry rooms, but did you also know that WASH has a group appliance rental program for apartments with in-unit hookups?

     

    If your building has in-unit hook-ups for laundry, it may be time to consider providing a washer and dryer to help attract and maintain renters. Not interested in the cost and headache that comes with purchasing and managing the appliances? A group appliance rental program may be right for you. Here’s why:

     

    • It’s affordable.
      Contrary to what you might think, providing this sought-out amenity doesn’t require a large capital investment. WASH offers group appliance rentals for a low, fixed monthly cost, which means you can rent all the in-unit washers and dryers you need at a discounted rate. Fees for washer/dryer combinations are about a dollar a day, and there may even be ancillary income opportunities if you charge your residents as an add-on to their rent.

     

    • It’s easy.
      Worried that you don’t have time or resources for maintenance and service? Don’t be. As part of our service, we’ll take care of the installation and ongoing repairs. A trained technician will generally respond within 24 hours to a repair call, which are free and covered by the rental contract.

     

    • It’s smart.
      By renting, you’re able to upgrade your washers and dryers as needed, and are protected from the depreciation in the value of the appliances.

     

    WASH has been privately owned since it opened for business in 1947. Our good name is on the line with ever appliance we rent, so you can be sure that we stand behind our promise. Contact us today to learn more about our discounted group rental rates: (800) 421-6897, ext. 1600 or washlaundry.com/grouprentals.

  6. Laundry Facilities Management 101

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    With laundry facilities ranked by residents as one of the most important common-area amenities of multifamily properties, it’s essential that property managers and owners make laundry room management a top priority. This is important not only to enhancing resident satisfaction, but also for the overall value and attractiveness of the rental property. Furthermore, laundry operations can become more profitable when managed efficiently and with the latest technology.

     

    One of the most fundamental decisions property owners must make in managing laundry facilities is deciding whether to lease or purchase laundry equipment. Although the initial price tag is an important factor for property owners who decide to purchase their own laundry equipment for common-area laundry rooms, there are significant hidden costs in doing so that over time become more apparent.

     

    It’s a common misperception that owning laundry equipment is more profitable than leasing. More often than not, the financial benefits of purchasing machines are far less than one might expect. The longevity of laundry machines depends on many unpredictable variables, including climate, usage, the number of residents using each machine and resident profiles.

     

    In fact, according to an article in the Journal for Property Management, as laundry machines age, the costs associated with repair and maintenance increase, while the income from laundry room operations decreases. Statistics have shown that after five years, on average, the equipment’s performance begins to deteriorate. While the equipment may last for much longer, the income from these machines gradually drops while maintenance and repair costs go up.

     

    Property owners with high-traffic laundry rooms often choose to lease laundry room equipment and enlist the services of a route operator since service and maintenance is usually available within these contracts. By contracting with an outside company to provide laundry room equipment and professionally manage laundry operations, property owners also can benefit from deep discounts that these vendors are able to negotiate with leading manufacturers in purchasing machines. Laundry route operators also have expert technicians on call and maintain a large inventory of parts so property owners don’t have to worry about maintenance and repairs.

     

    Furthermore, some vendors will offer a vend-price analysis to help maximize laundry room use and profitability. This entails regular reporting on laundry room usage and revenue so property owners can have access to all of the information they need to monitor their laundry room’s performance.

     

    Whether property owners choose to buy or lease their equipment, it’s important they use ENERGY STAR-qualified machines to keep laundry-related water and electricity costs as low as possible.  Property owners also can make laundry room management and maintenance an easier and more cost-effective task through the use of technology-based amenities and applications available for the laundry room.

     

    One leading laundry-service provider offers a free mobile app that property managers can download to allow residents to request laundry machine service by simply using the camera on their smartphones to scan the barcode on the machine. This alleviates property owners from the hassle of requesting laundry room repair service by enabling residents and maintenance staff to make a service request in just seconds, right from the laundry room.

     

    Another web-based service available from a leading laundry-service provider allows residents to monitor the status of their laundry from any device that offers online access. Residents can use this service to confirm machine availability before making a trip to the laundry room.

     

    Also, coinless payment technology can make laundry room management an easier task. In addition to offering a convenient payment method for residents, coinless systems offer greater security because they remove cash from the property to prevent theft.

     

    Some coinless systems provide residents with a laundry payment card. For others, they can use their credit or debit cards right at the machine in lieu of coins. Some service providers also offer mobile payment apps that allow residents to pay for laundry from their phones.

     

    Fortunately, property owners and managers have more options than ever when it comes to managing and enhancing their laundry operations. Whether you own or manage a large apartment complex or a small rental property, maintaining and managing laundry facilities can be done effectively and profitably with a thorough understanding of all of the options and emerging technology available to make the job easier.

  7. Five Trends for Multifamily Properties

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    The rental market is evolving and changing like never before. To attract and retain residents, be aware of these latest trends:

    1. Micro-apartments
      Micro-apartments (approximately 350 square-foot units) — which first gained popularity in New York City — are finding a space in other up-and-coming neighborhoods. With an influx of young professionals in high-demand markets, builders and renters are embracing the micro-apartment trend. So, think small.
    2. Gyms and Workout Spaces
      Prospective renters are looking for nearby gyms. If you don’t have a work-out room or space on site, you can still capitalize on this trend by advertising the proximity to gyms in your apartment listings. Check out your local fitness center – they may even offer specials for new residents to the area.
    3. Green
      Environmentally conscious residents are looking for green living spaces. In addition to making energy-efficient upgrades in your laundry room and throughout your property, consider designated bicycle parking, a community garden and a recycling program.
    4. Telecommuting
      With the trend towards more people working from home, convenient onsite business centers and common-area meeting rooms are in demand. Also, be sure to keep pace with the latest high-speed Internet capabilities for your property.
    5. Roommate-Renter Households
      Since the last recession, there’s been a 2.9-percent increase in roommate-renter households. Nonfamily members are sharing space to make renting more affordable. With this trend, you may see an increased demand for multi-bedroom and bathroom units. Also, be sure your lease agreements include all occupants.

    As housing demand, affordability and availability continue to shape trends in many major markets throughout the country, multifamily property managers and owners are advised to stay on top of these changes and respond to them with flexibility and creativity.

  8. Mark Good Joins WASH Laundry as New CEO

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    March 20, 2017 – El Segundo, Calif. – WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems, North America’s leading laundry facilities management service company, announced today that Mark C. Good has been appointed its chief executive officer, effective March 20, 2017.

     

    “With his focus on building operational excellence and producing results through process improvement, Mark Good’s leadership skills are a great fit for WASH during this exciting time of extraordinary expansion and deepening of enterprise capabilities,” says Doug Gilstrap, Chairman, WASH Board of Directors.  Additionally, Good’s demonstrated experience with successful mergers and acquisitions will enable new strategic partnership opportunities, continued territory expansion, and potential extension into adjacent business lines. “On behalf of the Board and the company, it is my pleasure to welcome Mark to WASH,” adds Gilstrap.

     

    “I am excited about this new opportunity,” says Mark Good. “WASH is positioned to be a world-class leader in the multifamily service industry. I look forward to putting my decades of executive experience and hands-on operational know-how to work with the rest of the management team and the board as we guide WASH during this historic, transformative phase of growth and development,” Good continues.

     

    Mark Good is an accomplished senior executive with a proven track record of driving profitable growth in the consumer services and self-storage industries. Prior to joining WASH, Good served as co-founder and CEO of LifeStorage, LP, where he rapidly scaled growth of the company by leading acquisitions, organizational build-out and brand positioning, resulting in building the fourth largest private owner/operator of self-storage facilities in the U.S. in just four years.

     

    Before that, Mark served as chief operating officer of Public Storage (NYSE: PSA), the largest publicly traded self-storage company in the world. Prior to that, Mark served as executive vice president of Sears Holdings and president of Sears Home Services, the largest home-related services organization in North America, which provides appliance sales, installation and aftermarket services to over 22 million residential and commercial customers. Mark also served on the Board of Directors of LifeStorage, Sears Canada, Inc. (SCC.TO), A&E Factory Service—the nation’s second largest appliance repair provider and a joint venture between Sears and Whirlpool Corporation—and the Lincoln Park Zoo of Chicago. He holds an MBA from San Francisco State University and a BA from the University of California at Berkeley.

     

    About WASH

    WASH is a leader in technology-advanced, eco-friendly laundry room operations. Its “best-in-class” facilities management services can be found at apartment properties, condominiums, college and university residence halls, military bases and other multi-housing locations. More than 7 million people do their weekly laundry at a WASH facility. WASH is a privately held company founded in 1947 and based in El Segundo, Calif. and operating in 20 U.S. states and all Canadian provinces. Through its subsidiary Coinamatic Canada, WASH also operates a commercial laundry distributorship and ParkSmart, a parking facilities services business. For more information, please visit www.washlaundry.com or call 800-421-6897, ext. 1600.

  9. Laundry Payment Options: Which Is Right for You?

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    Whether you’re looking to open a community laundry room or are debating whether you should make the switch from coin-operated machines to another payment option, we’ve outlined the pros and cons of both to help you make the decision that’s right for you.

     

    As technology is changing our everyday lives, there is a tremendous opportunity for property owners to stay on the forefront of new and emerging technology to ensure that the laundry experience is the best it can be. While residents may be used to coin-operated laundry equipment, it doesn’t necessarily mean they like it. New coinless payment options offer a level of convenience because residents no longer have to worry about making change – they simply just swipe their card or their phone and load their clothes.

     

     

    Coin Laundry: It’s What People Are Used To.

    Historically, people who use communal laundry areas or go to laundromats have experience using the coin system. They know the drill: they’ll need to cash in their bills for quarters in order to pay for their wash and dry. Coin systems are usually less expensive to purchase and operate, are easy to use, and easy for people to understand – even if English isn’t their primary language.

     

    However, coin systems are increasingly becoming more outdated and require the need to handle and manage quarters on an ongoing basis. And due to lack of technology, they don’t allow you to track transactions or adjust prices beyond quarter increments (which can be a major deterrent for your residents when the price is raised by an entire quarter).

     

    Card Systems: It’s What People Are Coming to Expect.

    From a business perspective, perhaps the biggest advantage of card systems is increment pricing, which allows you to adjust the price more frequently depending on utility costs and other factors. Card systems also allow you to completely remove cash handling from the property, and the ability to offer different promotions to incentivize your customers. Cloud-enabled technology captures data to track usage and gain insights that can help you determine how best to equip, price and maintain your facilities – ultimately leading to increased profitability.
    However, while the system is easy to learn, some people may not be comfortable using a card and if there’s no one around to ease them into the new technology, they may choose to do their laundry elsewhere – especially if they’ve never used a card service before.

     

    Payment Apps: The Emerging Trend.

    New mobile apps using Bluetooth technology and a secure digital wallet now make it possible for residents to pay for laundry from their phone – no quarters or card required. They simply download the app, add funds, see which washers and dryers are available, and swipe to pay.

     

    Again, while app payment is easy and secure, some residents may be uneasy about using the new technology. However, the good thing about the app is that you can still offer the option of coin payment for those who prefer that method.

     


     

    WASH Services to Meet Your Needs

    Whichever direction you choose, WASH offers customers convenient options for coin, card or app payments and the convenience and peace of mind of having your laundry service completely taken care of. For clients with coin laundry machines, we have strict and rigorous accountability protocols to ensure your revenues are accurately accounted for.

     

    And as a laundry room technology leader, we offer the most advanced laundry systems in the industry that make doing and paying for laundry as simple as possible.

     

    To learn more about our variety of services, visit https://www.washlaundry.com/services/services-maintenance/.

  10. WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems Acquires Angel Coin Service

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    Acquisition Strengthens WASH’s Southern California Presence and Expands Services Available to New Customers

     
    El Segundo, Calif. – November 2, 2016 – WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems, North America’s leading laundry facilities management service company, announced today its acquisition of Angel Coin Service, the route laundry division of Angel Appliances based in North Hills, Calif. This acquisition strengthens WASH’s presence in the Southern California market and expands the range of services available to Angel Coin Service’s customers.

     
    “Angel Coin Service was an ideal acquisition opportunity as part of our expansion strategy,” says Chris Hannum, WASH’s CEO. “This transaction gives WASH an opportunity to strengthen its presence in Los Angeles and surrounding communities. With close proximity to our corporate office, technology and sales centers, and plant operations, it creates a synergy that will allow us to maximize efficiencies and laundry room operations in our core region to better serve customers.”
    Angel Appliances has been in business since 1955 and is a family-owned and -operated enterprise. Under the terms of the transaction, the company will continue to operate its domestic appliance and parts sales, as well as its movie and TV props appliance rental businesses.

     

     

    “From this partnership, Angel Coin Service’s customers now will be able to benefit from WASH’s many technologies and resources. Both companies have shared values of quality and integrity and a commitment to providing exceptional service,” comments Scott Kassner, president and general manager of Angel Coin Service. “WASH is an ENERGY STAR

    Partner and offers a variety of cutting-edge technologies including Internet-based laundry monitoring, the latest card system technologies, and accountability reporting and history that accompanies every commission check.”

     
    About WASH WASH is a leader in technology-advanced, eco-friendly laundry room operations. Its “best-in-class” facilities management services can be found at apartment properties, condos, college and university residence halls, military bases and other multi-housing locations. More than 7 million people do their weekly laundry at a WASH facility. WASH is a privately held company founded in 1947 and based in El Segundo, Calif. and operating in 20 U.S. states and all Canadian provinces. Through its subsidiary Coinamatic Canada, WASH also has a commercial laundry distributorship and ParkSmart, a division that manages parking facilities. For more information, please visit www.washlaundry.com or call 800-421-6897, ext. 1600.

  11. WASH Acquires American Service Company

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    Acquisition Expands WASH’s San Francisco Bay Area Presence

     

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif., July 1, 2016 – WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems, North America’s leading laundry facilities management service company, announced its acquisition of American Service Company, a route laundry provider based in Redwood City, Calif. This acquisition widens WASH’s presence throughout the San Francisco Bay area.

     

    “WASH’s acquisition of American Service Company is another important step in our continued expansion and reinforces our growing industry leadership,” comments Adam Coffey, president of WASH. “We’re looking forward to delivering our best-in-class multifamily laundry services to new customers throughout the region.”

     

    “Since 1948, American Service Company has a longstanding history of providing laundry equipment and services to its customers,” comments Daryl Rolla, president of American Service Company. “We are confident our customers will be in good hands with WASH and will benefit from the high level of customer service they are known for.”

     

     

    About WASH

    WASH is a leader in technology-advanced, eco-friendly laundry room operations. Its “best-in-class” facilities management services can be found at apartment properties, condos, college and university residence halls, military bases and other multi-housing locations. More than 7 million people do their weekly laundry at a WASH facility. WASH is a privately held company founded in 1947 and based in El Segundo, Calif. and operating in 20 U.S. states and all Canadian provinces. Through its subsidiary Coinamatic Canada, WASH also has a commercial laundry distributorship and ParkSmart, a division that manages parking facilities. For more information, please visit www.washlaundry.com or call 800-421-6897, ext. 1600.

  12. Miles Oh Joins WASH as Vice President of M&A and Business Development

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    El Segundo, Calif. – April 25, 2016 – WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems, North America’s leading laundry facilities management service company, announced today that Miles Oh has been appointed vice president of mergers & acquisitions and business development.  In this role, Oh will lead WASH’s continued growth efforts through strategic mergers and acquisition activity and expansion into both new and existing markets.

     

    “Mergers and acquisitions have become an important part of our DNA as we continue on an accelerated growth trajectory,” comments Adam Coffey, president and CEO at WASH.  “I’m excited to have a new executive team member with such outstanding qualifications to lead our endeavors in growing the company.”

     

    Oh brings an extensive background in corporate finance and investment banking to his new position.  Previously, he served in various corporate development and finance roles at Sabre Corp., a leading global technology company based in Texas, where he executed numerous M&A and strategic transactions.  Prior to that, he advised clients on over $2 billion of raised capital and M&A transactions in global technology investment banking group of Citigroup in New York, N.Y.  He holds an MBA from Cornell University and a BBA from University of Michigan.

     

    “I’m excited to be joining WASH in this new role to guide strategic growth opportunities and initiatives,” comments Oh.  “This is an amazing opportunity for me both professionally and personally, and I’m looking forward to contributing my skills and experience to achieve future milestones for the company.”

     

    About WASH

    WASH is a leader in technology-advanced, eco-friendly laundry room operations. Its “best-in-class” facilities management services can be found at apartment properties, condos, college and university residence halls, military bases and other multi-housing locations. More than 7 million people do their weekly laundry at a WASH facility. WASH is a privately held company founded in 1947 and based in El Segundo, Calif. and operating in 20 U.S. states and all Canadian provinces. Through its subsidiary Coinamatic Canada, WASH also has a commercial laundry distributorship and ParkSmart, a division that manages parking facilities. For more information, please visit www.washlaundry.com or call 800-421-6897, ext. 1600.

  13. WASH Appoints Don Eckardt as University Sales Manager, Eastern United States

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    El Segundo, Calif. – March 16, 2016 – WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems, North America’s leading laundry facilities management service company, announced today that Don Eckardt was appointed as university sales manager for the eastern United States. In this new position, Eckardt will focus his efforts on serving the laundry management needs for universities and colleges southeast of Mississippi and Texas, while furthering new sales growth in the territory.

     

    “Don has been a valuable sales team member over the past 18 years, and we are delighted he will now be contributing his expertise and experience towards a new role within the company,” comments Ross Van Horne, WASH’s managing director of business development and regional vice president of sales in the Midwest region. “He will be an asset to our university and college customers in providing services and support they need to manage their on-campus laundry facilities.”

     

    Since joining WASH in 1998, Eckardt has served as a district sales manager for the Michigan and northern Indiana market, during which time he earned numerous awards for sales growth and performance. He has worked with colleges within the region, including the University of Michigan and Michigan State University, providing him with an understanding of the unique laundry management needs of the college market. Don is an active member in local and state apartment associations and participates in college and housing commission tradeshows.

     

    “My career at WASH over the past 18 years has been rewarding, and it’s exciting to now be evolving into a new role,” Eckardt says. “I’m looking forward to applying my knowledge of WASH’s services to the college market and to supporting the company’s growth as it expands into new territory.”

     

    About WASH

    WASH is a leader in technology-advanced, eco-friendly laundry room operations. Its “best-in-class” facilities management services can be found at apartment properties, condos, college and university residence halls, military bases and other multi-housing locations. More than 5 million people do their weekly laundry at a WASH facility. WASH is a privately held company founded in 1947 and based in El Segundo, Calif. and operating in 20 U.S. states and all Canadian provinces. Through its subsidiary Coinamatic Canada, WASH also has a commercial laundry distributorship and ParkSmart, a division that manages parking facilities. For more information, please visit www.washlaundry.com or call 800-421-6897, ext. 1600.

  14. Institute of Real Estate Management and North Valley Property Owners Association Honor WASH with Awards

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    WASH Recognized by Industry Partners in Northern California Region

     

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif., February 29, 2016 WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems, North America’s leading laundry facilities management service company, was recognized recently with two awards for its support of its industry partners in Northern California. The North Valley Property Owners Association (NVPOA) recognized WASH as an “Industry Partner of the Year,” and the Sacramento chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) named WASH the “Friend of IREM of the Year.”

    “We are honored to be recognized by NVPOA and IREM for our involvement with their organizations and members,” comments Steve Jungclas, regional vice president for the Northwest region. “WASH strives to be an active member of the communities we serve on a local and regional level, and our participation with our industry partners is an important part of these efforts.”

     

    The NVPOA “Industry Partner Award” was presented to WASH for its support and participation in the association within the past year and in prior years. Affiliated with the National Apartment Association, NVPOA offers services for professional property management companies and rental owners who self-manage their residential income properties.

     

    WASH received the “Friends of IREM Award” for its participation in activities and programs within the Sacramento chapter. The Friends of IREM Award program is designed to foster professional relationships between chapter members and reputable service providers on a local level. IREM is an international association of real estate property management professionals offering education, resources and information for property managers.

     

    About WASH

    WASH is a leader in technology-advanced, eco-friendly laundry room operations. Its “best-in-class” facilities management services can be found at apartment properties, condos, college and university residence halls, military bases and other multi-housing locations. More than 5 million people do their weekly laundry at a WASH facility. WASH is a privately held company founded in 1947 and based in El Segundo, Calif. and operating in 19 U.S. states and all Canadian provinces. Through its subsidiary Coinamatic Canada, WASH also has a commercial laundry distributorship and ParkSmart, a division that manages parking facilities. For more information, please visit www.washlaundry.com or call 800-421-6897, ext. 1600.

  15. WASH Partners with Harold’s Commercial Laundry

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    Strategic Partnership Reinforces WASH’s Market Presence in Alaska

     

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Feb. 2, 2016 – WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems, North America’s leading laundry facilities management service company, announced today it has partnered with Harold’s Commercial Laundry, a distributor of commercial and coin-operated laundry appliances and services in Anchorage, Alaska. The newly formed partnership will enhance the breadth of services available to both companies’ customers throughout Alaska.

     

    “As WASH continues to expand nationally, this strategic partnership will reinforce significantly our market presence in Alaska,” comments Adam Coffey, president of WASH. “Both companies share a commitment to delivering best-in-class service and equipment, which will benefit all of our mutual customers in the region.”

     

    Harold’s Commercial Laundry is owned and managed by its CEO, Michael Rounds, whose father, Harold, established the business. Rounds will continue to independently own and operate his Alaska-based appliance distributor and services subsidiary, Reliable Appliance.

     

    “I’m delighted that WASH is now our partner in the Alaska region,” Rounds comments. “We both uphold a long-standing history and tradition of bringing the best laundry equipment and services to our customers, and will continue that tradition through this partnership.”

     

    About WASH

    WASH is a leader in technology-advanced, eco-friendly laundry room operations. Its “best-in-class” facilities management services can be found at apartment properties, condos, college and university residence halls, military bases and other multi-housing locations. More than 5 million people do their weekly laundry at a WASH facility. WASH is a privately held company founded in 1947 and based in El Segundo, Calif. and operating in 19 U.S. states and all Canadian provinces. Through its subsidiary Coinamatic Canada, WASH also has a commercial laundry distributorship and ParkSmart, a division that manages parking facilities. For more information, please visit www.washlaundry.com or call 800-421-6897, ext. 1600.

  16. Vivian Hung Joins WASH as Executive Vice President of Human Resources

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    El Segundo, Calif. – Jan. 11, 2016 – WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems, North America’s leading laundry facilities management service company, announced today that Vivian Hung has joined the company as executive vice president of human resources. In this new position, Vivian will oversee human resources and payroll operations for the rapidly growing company and will serve as a member of the executive management team.

     

    “Over the past five years, WASH has doubled in size, bringing our staff to more than 1,000 employees globally,” comments Adam Coffey, president and CEO of WASH. “As we continue to grow, our goal is to expand our talented team of professionals to support our best-in-class endeavors. I’m thrilled Vivian will be joining the company to lead human resource initiatives that support our employees in delivering the high level of customer service WASH is known for.”

     

    Most recently, Vivian was the vice president of human resources for the grocery store chain Fresh and Easy, where she oversaw human resources for more than 5,000 employees. Prior to that, Vivian was the merger and acquisition project manager at Mercer, a world-renowned human resources and benefits consulting firm. She holds a Master’s Degree from University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree from University of California, San Diego.

     

    “I’m excited to have the opportunity to lead human resources at WASH as the company continues on its path of expansion,” Vivian comments. “I’m looking forward to working with WASH’s management team and employees to sustain a positive employee culture that supports the company’s business values and strategic objectives.”

     

     

     

    About WASH

    WASH is a leader in technology-advanced, eco-friendly laundry room operations. Its “best-in-class” facilities management services can be found at apartment properties, condos, college and university residence halls, military bases and other multi-housing locations. More than 5 million people do their weekly laundry at a WASH facility. WASH is a privately held company founded in 1947 and based in El Segundo, Calif. and operating in 19 U.S. states and all Canadian provinces. Through its subsidiary Coinamatic Canada, WASH also has a commercial laundry distributorship and ParkSmart, a division that manages parking facilities. For more information, please visit www.washlaundry.com or call 800-421-6897, ext. 1600.