Lexington, Kentucky store owner receives $100,000
RIPON, Wis. - (Sept. 9, 2014) - Speed Queen®, a leading provider of
commercial laundry equipment, has named Joe Dan Reed, owner of
Splash 'Em Out laundromats based out of Lexington, Kentucky winner
of the "My Success Story" essay contest. Representatives from the
commercial laundry manufacturer surprised Reed with the $100,000
grand prize last Thursday.
"We are proud to be part of Joe Dan's success story and pleased
to recognize his accomplishments in such a significant way," says
Matt Westphal, relationship manager, Speed Queen Financial Services
(SQFS). "When Joe Dan was new to the coin laundry industry he was
determined to make his business a success. His winning essay
demonstrated that with a sound business plan and some creativity,
success will come-and it has, in the form of eight stores."
Reed owns Splash 'Em Out
laundromats, located across Lexington, Nicholasville and
Richmond. For his winning essay, Speed Queen has contributed
$100,000 towards Reed's recent loan for new equipment provided
"We are truly honored to have been chosen as the winners of this
phenomenal prize. We attribute our success to always putting the
customer first-whether that's providing a relaxing and clean
environment, offering daily specials, or assisting customers to
their cars," said Reed. "Splash 'Em Out would not have grown from
one to eight stores without the support of dedicated employees, a
knowledgeable distributor and a manufacturer that understands our
unique equipment and financial needs."
Westphal was joined by Speed Queen national sales manager Dan
Bowe, regional sales manager Tom Weisheipl, and Reed's equipment
distributor Michael Davis of Nashville-based Star Distributing, to
surprise Reed and his wife, Kelli, with the grand prize at his
newest store in Lexington.
This was the first year Speed Queen has held such a contest.
Between March 1 and June 15, 2014, Speed Queen store owners
submitted essays of 500 words or less describing their unique and
creative methods of retaining and attracting new customers.
Eligible entrants were required to have financed at least $2,500 in
new Speed Queen laundry equipment through SQFS during this
More than 50 essays were submitted from across the nation and
judged based on the most compelling story relative to theme,
creativity and clarity of expression. All eligible entrants
received a $100 gift card to be redeemed at an authorized Speed
For more information regarding Speed Queen call 1.800.590.8872
or visit www.speedqueen.com.
Media contact: Marit Harm, 414.292.0217 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
More about Speed Queen:
Speed Queen offers laundry managers a full-line of reliable
and durable commercial laundry equipment. As an industry leader,
Speed Queen is dedicated to providing its market expertise to help
increase efficiencies in on-premises laundries. The company offers
Speed Queen Financial Services, which provides a continuum of
stable, long-term capital solutions specifically for the laundry
industry. The brand is an entity of Ripon, Wis.-based Alliance
Laundry Systems LLC, a leading global manufacturer of commercial
laundry products and provider of services for laundromats,
multi-housing laundries and on-premises laundries. To learn more,