We are your textile specialists. We offer convenient textile cleaning options for your business. With all our services on site. We offer a variety of services, from industrial work gear, coveralls, household wear, to large linen orders. Check out our journey of becoming the Best In Western Canada.
How we ended up owning a laundry mat?
With the idea of a local business we saw a run down building yet a necessary business. In 2007 we started the process and it took us three attempts to become the proud owners in February 2008. When we took over we learned a lot about laundry service and it’s unique day to day challenges. I only knew about household laundry. I knew nothing about commercial laundry. We though it was straight up- Wash. Dry. Fold. Done. Nope! We learned a lot that first year and we keep learning and growing. Not even a curve. It was steep learning, a straight arrow up.
We have faced many challenges. In our first year we lost our boiler. Boy did we ever learn that HOT water is essential. Much of the equipment had to be replaced, as they had run out of their life cycle. So we spent a lot of time and money replacing and investing in new and better equipment. We survived a fire, someone driving through our front door and many more challenges!
When life happens you get a bit of a different view from the back row. It’s a good place to grow. As much as we have been through hard times, so have the people who walk through our doors. Even when we are someone’s first choice or their back-up, the people who come through our doors most likely already don’t want to be here. It’s a choice that overwhelms them. A chore they don’t want to do.
Our Laundromat is a place not just full of laundry. It’s a place full of stories. People are always on a journey. We see many travellers and locals. Some simply needing a break from whatever they are dealing with, wherever they are going. We have seen anything from fistfights (over a dryer) to romantic marriage proposals. We have seen it all!
We love that we don’t have to answer to corporate. We answer to the person standing in front of us. Your business is our business. We love to support local and offer our services to local businesses and people. We live in a catalog town. Most things are shipped to us, one day away. This is why we love local business. Our business. What we have is on site, in house service. It’s a personal service that cultivates connection. We are on the main route and the best kept secret in town.
We provide a solid service that is reliable. That’s the secret and now you know too..
Gary and Alberta Chard
Contact us today for more information about our services and rates
GCM Laundry Service
800 - 106th Ave,
Dawson Creek, BC
Open Monday-Saturday: 8am - 6pm Sunday: 10am - 6pm