by June Portnoy
If you have several kids or work long hours, the last thing you probably want to do is laundry. Plus, you might not have a washing machine big enough to clean large, bulky items, like comforters. A logical option is to take your clothes to a Laundromat, but many people perceive Laundromats as dirty, undesirable places that are unsupervised by staff or owners.
Kevin E. Roberts, owner of The Laundry Room of Doylestown, understands why people have this negative stereotype of Laundromats.
Says Kevin, “Sixty years ago, Laundromats were so popular because few homeowners owned washers and dryers, so they had to go to Laundromats to clean their clothes. Therefore, Laundromat owners didn’t have to do anything to maintain their stores in order to draw in customers.”
According to Kevin, nowadays, the majority of existing Laundromats are run down, and in such poor condition because owners are still conducting themselves as they have in the past.
“There has been zero standardization in the industry, but my goal is to normalize the model of Laundromats, and set a very high standard,” says Kevin.
For the past three years, Kevin has refreshed and restored three previously owned Laundromats, including the Laundromat of Doylestown, effectively “reinventing” them.
“I have improved the aesthetics of these stores, so they now appear bright and cheerful, essentially an extension of a customer’s own laundry room at home,” adds Kevin. “Every store is cleaned several times a day, so customers can tell there is a presence here.”
Kevin is a hands-on owner who makes a point of visiting each of his stores practically every day. The Laundromat of Doylestown, formerly Dutch Maid Coin-Op, was originally the oldest Laundromat in Doylestown, having been established 40 years ago. However, Kevin recently completed the total renovation of this store so that this Laundromat is now brand new. As a result, it currently has all new top-of-the-line, American-made Dexter Express washers and dryers.
This Laundromat has four different sized washers (20, 30, 50 and 60 pound machines), which spin your laundry at over 200Gs (gravitational force) per minute on the spin cycle, saving you time and money by extracting more water from your laundry, which in turn saves you dry-times.
Located in Doylestown borough at 191 South Clinton Street, next to Annie’s Water Ice and down the street from the train station, the Laundromat of Doylestown provides the same high level of standard and quality as Kevin’s Laundromats in Warminster and Lambertville.
All three locations offer the same amenities, such as free Internet, cable TV, a change machine, an ATM machine, as well as snack and soda vending machines. For your convenience, each store is open 6:00am until 11:00pm every day. You can feel secure any hour of the day knowing a surveillance system is on-site for your protection.
Let the Laundry Room of Doylestown focus on all your laundry needs by utilizing its Wash and Fold Delivery Service. Simply drop off your dirty, disheveled laundry and within 24 hours, the staff will wash, fold and package it for you, so you can pick up clean, neatly folded clothes. The Laundry Room of Doylestown will also deliver your clean clothes to your home or office within up to a 10-mile radius of its store.
Now that’s service!
“Customers tell me this is the nicest Laundromat they’ve ever been to,” says Kevin.
Come see for yourself by doing your next load of laundry at The Laundry Room of Doylestown. For more information, call them at 267-718-5070 (the same number for all three locations), email them at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.doylestownlaundry.com.
PHOTO CAP: Kevin Roberts, owner of The Laundry Room of Doylestown