Founders


About Us


Central Laundry Equipment was founded in 1985 by Pat & Richard Bradshaw. After retiring from the Air Force, Richard was looking for a new career path when he chose to start Central Laundry Equipment. The company started in their small living room in 1985 before moving to a two-car garage and now has over 18,000 sq ft of warehouse and office space..

Since founding the company in 1985, Central Laundry Equipment has grown from a small one-person operation in Ward, Arkansas to employing over 20 employees in Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi.

We began as a UniMac distributor in 1985 covering the On Premises Laundry (OPL) industry. We have continued to grow yearly and expand into an 8-state territory covering: Hotels, Nursing Homes, Healthcare, Coin/Vended Laundries, Fire Departments, Vet Clinics, Schools, Sports facilities, Correctional Facilities, Jails, Multi-Housing (Apartments/Condominiums), RV Parks, Industrial laundries, Linen processing plants along with many other commercial laundry applications.

In 2014, we launched Clean Image Supply, our private laundry, janitorial and food service chemical line. As the demand for our products, services and equipment increased, we have since added industry leading lines such as Speed Queen (Multi-Housing), Fagor, ADC, Braun, Whirlpool, EconoWash, Duncan Fabricating, R&B Carts, Standard Change-Makers, ESD, Spyderwash, Hamilton Engineering, Monarch, Greenwald along with a long list of other laundry manufactures.

Our business was founded and continues to grow based on providing personal customer service and value-added solutions to help our customers achieve their goals.

Contact us today to find why thousands of customers have chosen Central Laundry Equipment.

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