In 1964, at the age of 65, Ken Hainsworth retired from his long-term career in appliance sales and purchased a small coin laundry route in Spokane. This would give Ken time to fish and pursue his other interests while satisfying his entrepreneurial drive.
Many of the existing apartment buildings did not have adequate plumbing and electrical for modern laundry machines so Ken offered to upgrade them in exchange for rights to the coin-laundry concession. Additionally, he established relationships with architects and those in the region who were involved in building new apartments. As he got to know these builders, owners and managers, they found him to be a man of integrity that they respected, liked and were comfortable doing business with.
Ken thrived on personal interactions and formed many wonderful relationships with his suppliers, apartment owners, managers, as well as residents. Ken worked to provide excellent products and service to each of his customers and would even take the time to give wash tips to the residents he encountered in laundry rooms.
The wisdom and kindness he showed on these occasions often extended beyond laundry tips, forming many lasting friendships.
As a visionary and a great optimist, Ken could see the future market potential. He recruited his son Morris who had been the Regional Manager for Maytag to join him. This addition brought about an expanded regional footprint and soon required bringing on Morris’s younger brother Don to help manage the growth.
Today, many of Ken’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren are employed by the Hainsworth family business as it continues to innovate and grow, always mindful of the foundation and legacy Ken Hainsworth and his sons Morris and Don built.
“What has contributed to our success over the years has been our ability to live the values our Great Grandfather instilled in us. They are our guide and compass in all that we do. These values have helped us maintain multigeneration relationships, build new ones and grow our Hainsworth family.”
PASSIONATEWhen you love what you do, it shows. We have passion from within and that permeates through to our employees and the way we serve our customers.
We find pride in providing the very best service to you, our valued customers.
POSITIVEWe believe in the power of positivity. We look at challenges as an opportunity to problem-solve, innovate and grow. Because of this, we’re able to stay relevant and build strong lasting relationships with our valued employees and customers.
PRINCIPLEDWe are principled in setting and adhering to standards of excellence. The measure of these standards is evidenced in our customer and employee satisfaction.
PROFESSIONALWe value the art of professionalism, both in appearance and behavior. This means you can expect us to be courteous, conscientious, and always get the job done.
We treat our employees like family — with loyalty and care. We respect the work-life balance and offer competitive salaries, benefits, and career development opportunities.
Our employees feel appreciated. We listen and respect our team’s input and ideas. Together we adapt,
problem solve and evolve.
We pride ourselves on providing a stable and thriving work environment. Our employees rest easy knowing they’ll have
a steady and consistent workload with a solid and reputable company.
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