Continental Names 2015 Distributors of the Year


OSHKOSH, Wis.—Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) recently recognized three distributors for outstanding on-premise laundry sales and service. Coronet Equipment LTD (Coronet), in Edmonton, Alberta, received the Canadian Distributor of the Year Award; Darling’s Sales & Service Co., in Blaine, Minn., earned Continental’s On-Premise Laundry Distributor of the Year Award; and Taylor Houseman, in Pittsburg, Calif., received the New Distributor of the Year award.

• Coronet is a full-service distributorship handling Continental on-premise and vended laundry equipment distribution in Saskatchewan and the Northern Canadian territories. Dedicated to unrivaled service, Coronet helps evaluate and design on-premise laundries with equipment to meet the specific efficiency, labor and productivity needs of a range of businesses – from commercial and industrial laundries, to laundries at hospitals, hotels, fire departments and vet clinics. “For the second consecutive year, Coronet has earned this prestigious award – continuing many years of high performance,” said Joel Jorgensen, Continental vice president of sales and customer services. “The team at Coronet has been around and in laundries for a very long time. They effectively work with customers to size and design on-premise laundry facilities for maximum production and efficiency,” said Jorgensen. “They’re known throughout their territory for providing excellent and responsive service.”

• Darling’s received its 11th On-premise Laundry Distributor of the Year Award since partnering with Continental in 1995. Family owned for 50 years, the full-service distributorship works closely with customers to improve on-premise laundry productivity and efficiency through assistance with financial planning and selection of advanced laundry equipment to slash utilities and energy consumption. “Darling’s consists of a highly experienced team focused on customer service,” said Jorgensen. “Year after year, they capture this award through their excellence in laundry development and service after the sale. They are a great business partner for which we are grateful.”

• Taylor Houseman, one of the largest commercial laundry and dry cleaning equipment distributors serving northern California and the Central Valley, was honored with Continental’s New Distributor of the Year Award. The full-service company handles virtually any application, including the multi-housing, vended, on-premise and industrial laundry markets. “Taylor Houseman exceeded our expectations on all fronts,” said Jorgensen. “We partnered with them in 2015 and they are already accomplishing great things.”