Alterations increase efficiency at new Suds-n-Save laundromat in BG

New owners of the
Suds-n-Save laundromat on North Main St. (from left) Jessica, Andy, Josh, and Jammie Vollmar. Story by
Jenise. (Photo: Aaron Carpenter/Sentinel-Tribune)

Growing up as twins, Andrew and Joshua Vollmar used to share each other’s clothes. Now as new co-owners
of a laundromat, they are sharing a business.
The Vollmars, along with their wives, Jessica and Jammie, purchased the laundromat at 1045 N. Main St.,
renovated it and have renamed it Suds-n-Save.
They are hosting a three-day grand opening Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day.
Clients using the laundromat will get their first load free, and food and beverages will be offered in a
party atmosphere.
"We wanted people to understand … you could save money coming here," Jessica Vollmar said of
the new name. "We’re one of the less expensive places in town." She also noted it is the
largest laundromat in Bowling Green.
The four installed a new floor and lighting, painted fresh colors, filled the vending machines, upgraded
the restrooms and washers and dryers, and installed a new boiler. "We wanted to make sure we had
water for peak times," explained Josh Vollmar.
Suds-n-Save offers 33 washers of various sizes, from single-load machines to double and triple load sizes
and even one large enough to handle the equivalent of five loads. It also has 29 dryers which Josh
Vollmar said run longer for a quarter than their competitors’. Fifteen washers were upgraded with new
wiring to be more efficient.
"Josh and I always wanted to be in business together," said Andy Vollmar. "We looked for
the right opportunity." They found the laundromat to be it and have already heard from customers,
using the site during the renovation, that they are happy about the improvements.
The laundromat is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and has a security camera in place. The
security system provides a live feed that the two couples can view in their homes, and it also records
The four hope the business draws not only people in the northern portion of Bowling Green but also people
from Haskins and Tontogany. "We’re the closest one from here to Perrysburg," said Jammie
In the future the business may offer drop-off laundry services. "We’ll continue to evaluate customer
trends," said Josh Vollmar.
Apart from Suds-n-Save, Andrew Vollmar is the operations manager for Honeywell, and Jessica is a
dietician and instructor. Josh Vollmar is a district manager for Aldis, and Jammie is an intervention
specialist for Bowling Green City Schools.