Our team will guide you step by step, through the process of opening a new laundromat or renovating an existing one
Since 1969, our company has been leading the way with building laundromats across Australia. With literally hundreds of new stores and laundrette renovations completed, our combined experience offers outcomes for all styles of coin laundry stores, backed by the world's best commercial laundry machinery brands.
Read further about how we can assist you, and feel free to contact us anytime. You can also download our laundrette start-up guide here that assist you in making an informed decision to open a laundromat.
Richard Jay is a National Family Owned Company established in 1969 offering Australia’s largest range of commercial laundry equipment. We can help with everything regarding the set-up of your new laundrette or upgrade of your existing laundrette.
Whether you’re new to the industry, need help to re-vamp your shop or want to grow your business Richard Jay can help.
- Open and operate a successful laundry business
- Maximise profits with large capacity and stackable machines
- Save money with energy-efficient machinery.
- “No Capital outlay” with RJ Capital Plus packages
How We Will Assist With Your Laundromat
- Once a site is chosen, we will (at no charge), design a layout of your shop
- We will arrange the Hydraulic Drawings for the Council at a specially reduced rate, and you deal direct with ourselves and the Engineer
- We will assist with all Tradespeople, and with our experience at Richard Jay`s, ensuring you are receive the best quotes for Plumbing, Electrics, Painting, Carpentry and Sign Writing etc.
- We will go a step further with assistance and guidance with Advertising, Marketing and a Grand Opening of your new Business
- Once your Laundry is opened, we will continue to work with you to ensure you are satisfied with your new business
Today's Best Cashless Payment Technology for your Laundry's Washers and Dryers
e-CleanPay is the latest technology in cashless payment systems for commercial laundry machinery. Simple to use, fast and easy this system takes the worry out of cash in laundries like Laundrettes. The e-CleanPay accepts instant Visa, MasterCard, AMEX and PayPal payments.
Download the brochure or read more about e-CleanPay on this page.
The Future of Coin Laundries
We have been designing and building coin laundries across Australia for 40 years, so we have seen and influenced change in the industry. We believe that a coin laundry can be a solid business and can be even more successful when combined with other services that customers want and need. People now have more constraints placed on their time so they require help with things which they would have done themselves years ago.
When considering a new coin laundry business, we suggest you also consider offering extra services to your potential customers like:
- Ironing services & clothing repairs
- Full ‘bag’ service: a wash/dry/fold (or iron) drop off service
- Securing small contract work from local businesses
- Offering doona and curtain cleaning services
- Home pick up & delivery (within local set radius of store)
Talk to us for further details about any of these points.
If you are looking at opening your own laundrette, or upgrading an existing laundrette, we can help. Contact us on 1300 RICHARD (742 427),or submit a contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Funding with Capital Plus
RJ Capital Plus* funding facility offers the best financial solution. RJ Capital Plus includes new equipment plus free breakdown service and parts for no capital outlay. We can design a plan which best suits your situation, RJ Capital Plus is operated by Richard Jay’s with no 3rd party involved. For more information about Capital Plus visit this page.
*Subject to approval
Testimonials & Image Gallery
Bega Laundrette, Wayne Horneman - Owner
Bega Laundrette is owned and operated by Wayne Horeman who has had a relationship with Richard Jay since the company acquired the old Robertson’s Laundrette Equipment in Melbourne in 2011. The self service laundrette houses 11 washing machines and 3 stacked dryers including Maytag coin slide models.
When asked of his experience with Richard Jay, Mr Horeman said “I just ring Joe and let him know what I want and it turns up. “Tory in the office is lovely to deal with and if there’s ever a problem with a machine I access the Tech login portal on www.richardjay.com.au and all of the information I need is there.” As Bega is a remote location, having the access to Tech Login page is vital is so important. “All of the information I need is there” added Mr Horneman.
As Richard Jay have warehouses in each mainland capital city, we are able to dispatch machinery to Bega laundrette within a coupe of days. This keeps the business running without impacting the bottom line. “I was very impressed” said Mr Horneman, “I even rung Joe South and congratulated him on the turnaround”.
“I get pretty good service, that’s why I’m still dealing with Richard Jay”, commented Mr Horneman.
Tania Suapopo and partner Brent Austin (Oscar) - Owners - Drop Your Load Laundrette
"Richard Jay Pty Ltd was recommended to me by a good friend and after many hours of research, both on and offline I decided to contact the Richard Jay company for more information. After making an enquiry, I was pleasantly surprised by the knowledge and information supplied to me. I found Richard Jay Laundromat Start Up Guide was very comprehensive and an excellent guide when you are new to the laundromat industry. Fiona, Laundry Consultant NSW from Richard Jay was always on hand to answer any questions and assist with advice.
I chose Richard Jay as our laundry provider for 3 reasons • Richard Jay was highly recommended to me by a friend, an existing customer of Richard Jay • Fiona Laundry Consultant NSW showed great knowledge and communicated in an effective and professional manner • The Capital Plus plan made perfect business sense and it made the purchase of machinery cost effective and affordable
The machinery recommended by Richard Jay is perfect for our business, it looks smart as well as being cost effective and ideal for my cliental. In fact, I am so impressed that I am thinking of having a Maytag installed at home. The selection of machinery recommended by the Richard Jay team allows me to have coin op for self-serve customers however it also allows me to offer washing and ironing services for busy locals.
Overall, I found the process very easy, this was in part due to the advice and help I received from the Richard Jay team. I highly recommend the Richard Jay Company if you are venturing into a laundromat business."
David and Annetta Newman - Owner/Operators - Lancefield Laundrette
"Why Richard Jay?? There are a few very good brands out there which could have done the job but the answer is really quite simple. Phil, as Richard Jays representative, always did what he said he would do, called when he said he would call and provided exactly what he said he would provide. If he didn't know something, he would find out, he was always polite and helpful and he would always get back to us - all of which seem to be quite rare traits nowadays.
Right from the design stage Phil was available if requested but was never pushy, intrusive or 'over the top'. Perhaps we're just simple country folk who value these characteristics but along with the impressive machines, that's what set them apart from the opposition and that's why we made the decision to go with Richard Jay as the supplier of our Maytag/Huebsch machines. No business though, regardless of size, is free of challenges, issues and 'hiccups' particularly in the startup phase and we did have a few hiccups initially.
The important thing here though is not that a problem with our machines has been encountered but how it is handled after the money has been handed over. Will the promised after sales support be available or was it just an empty promise used to sell the machines? We're very happy to report that the prompt support, service and attention we received (tech support) reaffirmed that we had made a good decision in our choice in supplier and all our issues were dealt with professionally and promptly.
Overall, my wife and I are very happy with how our new business is performing and are equally happy with our decision to go with Richard Jay."
Kieren King - Director - Laundry King
"I would like to just drop you a short note to offer you, sincere congratulations from all of us here at The Laundry King. Your hard work and dedication to assisting us in the preparation and establishment of our Laundromat here in Ballarat North has been obvious to all.
It was most satisfying to work with a professional."
Owner/Operator - A1 Quality Laundromat
"We just purchased a new 27Kg Washer from Richard Jay, and can honestly say we are very impressed with the efficiency and professionalism. Everything was done on time and to a high standard.
The machine uses Brightwell Chemical Dosing Pumps and combined with detergents from Challenge chemicals we are very happy with the results. The machine itself is brilliant! Very versatile for programming it gives us all the combinations we need to satisfy our customers. It's also reassuring to know that service technicians are available at short notice if we ever need help.
We would happily recommend Richard Jay and their machines to anyone. Great work!"
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Maytag Equipped Laundry Walkthrough
A walk through of a Maytag equipped laundrette, watch the video here.