Store Profile

West Airport Washateria

A software engineer by trade and entrepreneur at heart, Joseph Koyithara turned to Houston-based Gulf States Laundry Machinery and Huebsch® for a fresh start when he and his partners decided to open their third laundromat.


While helping his friend start a small business, Joseph Koyithara saw an opportunity to be his own boss. He started with gas stations and convenience and liquor stores in Houston, and then set his sights on a new venture – laundry.

A software engineer by trade, Koyithara entered the laundry business on a whim when he came across the opportunity to purchase an existing chain of Houston-area laundromats. After doing some research and realizing laundromats are virtually recession-proof and a turn-key business venture, he and his partners decided it was the right time to add laundry to their investment portfolios.