Advantage Equipment celebrates 20 years with deep equipment discounts
September 2016 — Advantage Equipment Inc. (Advantage), in Akron, Ohio, will commemorate its 20th anniversary this fall with deep laundry equipment discounts through the end of 2016. The full-service laundry equipment provider, established by President Scott Vlahos in September of 1996, caters to on-premise, vended and industrial laundry customers throughout West Virginia and large portions of Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Vlahos is grateful for his customers’ loyalty and support through the years. “We’re slashing equipment prices in an effort to let our customers know how much we appreciate their business,” he said. “We are doubling our 20 years for a 40 percent discount through year-end.”
In 1996, Advantage opened for business with its flagship Continental Girbau line. “Continental became our first secured line of equipment and has spurred strong and even growth in both the vended and on-premise laundry segments,” said Vlahos.
Today, Advantage offers multiple equipment lines, including Continental Girbau, Hamilton, ADC, Ram Air, LG and Sports Laundry Systems®. Additionally, the company supplies chemical products and ancillary laundry items.
“We started off in a small warehouse in Kent, Ohio, with one employee and my mom doing the books and answering the phone,” said Vlahos. “Today we operate out of a large facility in Akron with four factory-trained technicians and four office personnel.”
During the past 20 years, Advantage has helped develop numerous successful vended laundries, according to Vlahos. “We partner with investors and help them with site selection, lease negotiation, equipment mix, installation, operator and employee training, store marketing, and technical service after the sale,” he said. “There’s nothing more exciting than a vended laundry’s grand opening. It means we’ve helped an investor’s goal become a reality.”
On-premise laundry analysis and development is another of Advantage Equipment’s strengths. The company caters to veterinary facilities, hotels, nursing homes, salons and spas, large corporations, major universities, and major league baseball stadiums, among others. “If there is a need for commercial laundry equipment, we help provide the right solution,” said Vlahos.
Through its evolution since inception, the company has grown to handle any situation – caring for the customer every step of the way. Advantage orchestrates small to large installations. “In some cases we’ve used cranes to rig flatwork ironers and large industrial washers into buildings,” added Vlahos. “Our experiences over the last 20 years allow us to take on jobs others might not want.”
Known for personal service, the company responds to nearly all equipment service calls within 24 hours, he added. “Our staff of factory-trained service technicians get the job done,” Vlahos said. “Our vans are stocked with the needed parts, so we can make the repair on the first visit.”
To find out more about Advantage Equipment, or the company’s anniversary equipment specials, visit www.advantageequipment.net or call 888-676-5079.
Advantage Equipment Inc. is a full-service laundry distributor serving vended, on-premise and industrial laundries in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Established in 1996, Advantage Equipment is dedicated to unrivaled support, equipment and services.