Frequently Asked Questions

I’m interested in starting a laundromat, where do I start?

We’ve compiled information from resources across the industry to help you make the first steps toward launching your successful coin-op laundromat business. Browse our site starting with Laundromat 101  to get started.

How much money will I need upfront?

The size of your initial investment will vary on a number of factors, including whether you choose to lease or buy property or equipment. Your initial investment can be minimal thanks to a variety of financing options available through industry resources and traditional financing options. Talk to a Western State Design representative  today to see how you can take advantage of financing options.

Is financing available?

Yes. There are a variety of financing opportunities available, including Dexter Financial loans and leasing directly through the manufacturer. Visit our Financing Options section to learn more.

How much money will I make?

While the amount of money you will make depends on a number of factors, the coin-op laundry business has stood the test of time and many coin-op laundries can generate between $15,000 and $200,000 per year. To visualize the potential earnings for your investment, visit our Get Started section and complete a proforma balance sheet. You can also read about some of the many successful coin-op startups WSD has helped launch in our Success Stories section.

Why should I partner with Dexter and WSD?

With forty years of experience in helping to build successful coin-op laundromats across the world, Western State Design has the know-how to help you launch your own successful business. As an Authorized Dexter Dealer, WSD stands behind the quality and efficiency of Dexter washers and dryers and have seen first-hand how Dexter Laundry equipment can help laundromats just like yours. Dexter Laundry has been making laundry equipment that is built to last, energy efficient and technologically advanced since 1894 in their Fairfield, Iowa headquarters. Employee owned, Dexter understands the needs of your business and your customers and builds the equipment that will make your lives easier.



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