Wash, Dry, Fold at Idita-Wash Laundry & Showers
Idita-Wash Laundry & Showers provides excellence in laundry services for Palmer, Wasilla, Fishhook, Sutton, and surrounding areas. The Idita-Wash team specializes in the wash and fold service, coin-operated showers, and self-service laundry.
Owners Nancy and Perry Chavez began working with Julie Nolen, Alaska SBDC Mat-Su Center Director in 2018 to work on opening a laundromat business in the upper Valley area. Nolen shared, “Their journey began with a lot of research to ensure there was a need for these services in the area. Once they were able to establish a need in the community, then the real work began in finding and securing a location with good visibility and, most importantly, the infrastructure to support a laundry and shower facility.”
Throughout the process, Nolen assisted with industry research, reviewing and revising the business plan, and getting access to capital to start the business.
Entrepreneurship can be a real spin, and eventually, the Chavez Family found the right location in Palmer that was perfectly suited for their business’s needs. Located at 1150 S Colony Way, Unit 9 in Palmer, Idita-Wash is now open to the public and is filling a much-needed niche in the community with its welcoming environment and modern amenities.