Michael Finkelstein’s newest Laundry Land location in Portsmouth, Va., delivers a level of excellence that rises above others in his market. It’s been his commitment since starting in the business 13 years ago and it’s that same commitment that’s earned Finkelstein the Huebsch Store Owner of the Quarter honor.
“Simply put, Michael is a class act and his Portsmouth store, like his others, reflects his desire to raise the image of our industry,” said Kathryn Rowen, North American sales manager for the Huebsch brand of laundry equipment. “His professional approach is only surpassed by his spirit of service to the industry and giving back to the communities his businesses serve.”
About 13 years ago, Finkelstein tired of working for others and left his position as a broker in the food business to start his own venture. He said the laundry business was attractive because it allowed him to draw on his background in retail.
“This business appealed because the footprint was smaller, but you are still servicing customers,” he said, adding that vended laundries are “retailing in a different form.”
With that in mind, he bought Danville, VA.-based Associated Services Corp. and focused on delivering vended laundry customers the best possible experience. The foundation of that approach is built upon clean, well-lit and impeccably run facilities, with high quality equipment to help customers complete their laundry task quickly and efficiently.
The new Portsmouth location features a wide variety of capacities to match the needs of all the laundry’s customers, with Huebsch units featured prominently, including a pair of 80-pound capacity washer-extractors.