Campus Carriers, a new full-service laundry delivery and pick-up business, will be available to Virginia Tech off-campus students beginning fall 2011.
Tech alumni Daniel Burdi and Kevin Bowen created this service because they understand the level of time it takes to do well here at Tech.
“Having experienced the hectic and sometimes stressful schedule of a college student, I know that worrying about chores like laundry can be the last thing on a person’s mind,” Bowen said. “That is why we want to help. Our full-service laundry pick-up and delivery program will alleviate one more ‘to do’ on students’ already full list.”
When it comes to doing laundry, if you are like me, you hate it.
Maybe it is the washing, or the waiting, or the restarting of the dryer for the third straight time because your clothes are still damp. Instead the jeans pile up on shirts which are piled up on towels. It seems like there is always something better to do. Study now. Party now. Work out now.
Laundry always comes later. Before you know it there is no space left in your room to walk and you are forced to make a choice. Skip studying for the big exam or forego laundry and convince yourself that it is alright to take the test smelling like Jabba the Hutt. The cute girl from class will probably sit next to you that day, too. Luckily, now you can smell fresh the day of the test.
Campus Carriers will pick up, wash, dry, fold and deliver your laundry on a weekly basis with a 24-hour turnaround. Students will be able to sign up for 10, 15, or 20 pounds of laundry to be serviced weekly for the semester. If the name Campus Carriers sounds familiar, it’s because Burdi has previously partnered with the Residence Hall Federation to provide a great service for students living on-campus who need help with move-out and summer storage of their belongings.
“The full-service moving and storage program at Virginia Tech has received such great feedback that we felt offering an additional full-service laundry program to save students the hassle of such a mundane task would be the next best service to offer,” Burdi said.
Billy Costagliola, a junior civil engineering major, said he used Campus Carriers when he moved from a residence hall to an off-campus apartment.
“They handled my valuable items with care and delivered those items back to me in a timely, professional, and friendly fashion,” Costagliola said. “Their expansion into laundry service will be beneficial to the students in Blacksburg, and I am certain they will live up to the standards associated with the Campus Carriers name.”
Burdi, who graduated in 2009 after earning a degree in residential property management, and Bowen who graduated in May after receiving a degree in entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology management understand the needs of Hokies.
For more information, visit campuscarriers.com.