Walk down the laundry detergent aisle in your supermarket and you’re bound to get overwhelmed with all the choices on the shelves. Powder? Liquid? Pods? Are they all the same? Does it matter what kind you choose? Powder vs. Liquid Powder detergents are great for normal everyday loads and usually outperform liquids in overall stain […]
About Michael Hoskam
It’s a long way from Hotel School of Amsterdam graduate to the launching of Laundry Angels, his home-laundry pick-up and delivery service, but along the way Michael Hoskam, owner , has learned the expertise of customer service and attention to detail. Starting with summers training on the Holland America cruise ships, to being noticed by a passenger who offered him a job at the 21 Club, which he owned; to being offered a country club manager’s position in Maryland in his 20’s; recognizing and taking advantage of opportunity when it knocked has been the pattern of his life.
For most of his adult life Michael had served as general manager at prestigious clubs from Maryland to Forest Hills Tennis to Long Island and New Jersey. After retiring he and his second wife, Nina Ratzrnan were then able to enjoy a leisurely life of golf, travel and NY. dining. After a while, though the itch to get back to work needed to be scratched. Trained as a sommelier and having his own wine cellar, a natural choice was a job in wine sales.Traveling the roads of NY. and NJ. -pre GPS- in search of liquor
stores to call on, he met many business owners, and this led him to start BSB Brokerage helping people who wanted to buy or sell a business.
A phone call one day from two doctors, who were partners in a Laundromat, led him to the hills of Sussex County. What he found was a 4 yr. old state of the art facility with 70 washers and dryers in a small shopping center. Sadly one of the partners was dying of cancer and the other never had any involvement. The “manager” came only to collect
money, there was pilferage, and neglect (1/4 of the machines said “out of order”and 1/2 the lights were out) This was a situation where “the lunatics were running the asylum!”Customers had drifted away. As the price continued to drop, recognizing the potential in this neglected “child”, Michael came home one day and said, “I think I need to buy this place.” He and Nina agreed , and so Laundry Dr’s became Suds City where
today a staff of four work in a well lit colorful facility filled with flowers and artwork where customers come to take a break from the stresses of life to enjoy the surroundings while doing Laundry!!! Having trained staff to provide quality wash and fold, in addition, this part of the business grew ten-fold over four years. Expanding to pick-up and delivery of laundry was a natural next.
A Madison resident for 13 yrs, Michael had. made many friends whom he felt could use a service in Morris County geared to two career couples , stay-at-home moms and working singles that relieves the burden of doing laundry And so Laundry Angels was born.. When you see a van covered in bubbles with a winged angel, that’s Michael still trying to help people ease the burden of life’s stresses still providing useful and meticulous customer service this time doing laundry.
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There’s more work than meets the eye when it comes to getting laundry clean. Throwing a load into the washer, adding detergent and pushing the start button will not always produce good results, especially when targeted stain removal is needed. Using a laundry service may be the right choice for you or your company to […]
All clothing is NOT created equal! You might have assumed that all articles of clothing need to be washed after each use. It may have even become a habit to throw all of your clothes in the hamper at the end of each day. The truth of the matter is that each article of clothing […]
There are many benefits to working with a laundry service like Laundry Angels. The two major benefits that stand out the most are the time you save and the professional washing that your clothes experience. More time in your schedule Laundry can be an extremely time consuming process. If you have a washer and dryer […]