Commercial and Coin Laundry Equipment (CLEC) has completed its purchase of fellow distributor Texas Laundry Service, the company announced on 20 February. It is the third acquisition for the Gulf Breeze, Florida-based laundry equipment distributor.
“Texas Laundry was a perfect fit for our company as we expand throughout the Gulf Coast,” says Craig Dakauskas, president of CLEC. “This acquisition is part of the ‘CLEC Effect,’ where we seize opportunities to increase our coverage footprint and then use our combined talents and synergies to grow the business.”
Texas Laundry Service Co. distributes Sped Queen on-premises and coin laundry equipment throughout the south Texas market. The company has offices in Pasadena, Corpus Christi, San Antonio and La Feria.
CLEC plans to maintain two offices: CLEC East in Gulf Breeze, and CLEC West in the Houston area. Texas Laundry president Linda Moore will stay on in the interim to assist with the transition. With the acquisition, the company grows to about 50 employees.
“As a company, we could not be happier about expanding our territory and representing Speed Queen in the south Texas market,” Dakauskas says. “We expect to focus on growing coin and OPL sales in the market.”
In addition to Texas Laundry Service Co., CLEC has purchased Delta Laundry Equipment, based in Greenwood, Mississippi, and Ebner Equipment of Lafayette, Louisiana in the last several years.