HK Laundry Equipment Inc.
Karl Hinrichs is president of HK Laundry Equipment Inc. in Armonk, N.Y. HK Laundry Equipment and its predecessor, HK Sales, have been in business since 1967, serving both the coin and OPL laundry industries in New York and Connecticut.Hinrichs stated in the business carrying his father’s toolbox, and once he was old enough to drive, he was servicing and collecting for coin laundries. After college and some time as a research chemist, he returned to the laundry industry in 1980 and grew from from technician to salesman to manager to owner of HK Laundry Equipment.Hinrichs lives in Armonk, N.Y., with his wife and three boys. His interests are photography, sports and fundraising (usually on his recumbent bicycle) for worthy causes, including MS and ALS research. He is a long-time member of the Coin Laundry Association (CLA) and owns and operates several coin laundries.
Adjunct professor of business studies and laundry owner Cathy Neilley talks tactics to try to pick up business on a store’s “slow” days.