About Us

Welcome to our Laundromats…

Diane and T.J. Kardas, owners of Soap Opera Laundromats, never dreamed they would be involved with so many thriving laundromats. When their first store proved successful, they reached out to Huebsch® Check out how we got the Downers Grove location ready for you!

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Diane & T.J. have been involved in the laundromat industry since 1992, when they purchased their first laundromat in Chicago Heights. However, the family has a long history in the laundromat business, as T.J.’s parents owned and operated the “Norge Village Dry Cleaners & Laundromats” through the 1960’s and 1970’s. Over the last 20 years, Diane and T.J. have been owners/operators of 9 laundromats in the Chicago area, including Chicago Heights, Crest Hill, Downers Grove, Hickory Hills, Plainfield, Shorewood, Westmont and 2 in Woodridge. They currently operate laundromats in Downers Grove, Hickory Hills, Plainfield, Shorewood and Woodridge and bring 45 years of combined laundromat experience to their customers.

 Downers Grove:  In 2013, we opened our fifth locaiton. This Full-Service location includes Drop-Off Laundry and Wash Club Loyalty Card System.

Hickory Hills: In 2003, this Drop-Off Laundry was remodeled and converted to a Full-Service Laundromat and the Wash Club Loyalty Card System was added.

Plainfield: In 2009, this existing coin laundry was completely remodeled and converted to a Full-Service Laundromat with the Wash Club Loyaly Card System.

Shorewood: In 2005, this existing Self-Service Laundromat was converted to a Wash Club Loyalty Card System.

Woodridge: In 1997, this existing laundromat was remodeled and converted to a Drop-Off Laundry and Self-Service Facility. In 2008, the store doubled in size, was completely remodeled and converted to a Wash Club Loyalty Card System.