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About Us.

Welcome to Louie’s Laundromat — Established June 2023! Louie’s is a family owned & operated laundromat located in Hilltopper country – beautiful Chardon, Ohio! We offer self-service coin-operated washers and dryers (soap, dryer sheets, laundry bags available for purchase on site), Wash –n- Fold service, as well as home pick-up and delivery. Formerly Lake Effect Laundromat, we strive to maintain the level of cleanliness, professionalism and dependability that you are accustomed to at our facility.

Our names are Paul & Kate McGill, and the laundromat’s namesake, Louie (15yo), is our family dog. His picture hangs in our facility, and he even comes in to “supervise” the operation on occasion. We live in Chardon Township and are active members of our community as well as the Chardon Area Chamber of Commerce. We have 4 children ranging in age from 11 thru 29, and also one grandchild aged 4. Our youngest two are heavily involved in Chardon youth sports programs, and Kate spends much of her free time volunteering with various school/community related activities. Kate is also an elementary school teacher, so her passion lies with providing school-aged children any and all help needed to further their growth. Paul led a professional career in banking and real estate up until his decision to exit the corporate world to take on a new challenge. Along with running the daily operations at the laundromat, Paul is an active real estate agent serving Chardon and the surrounding communities.

We aspire to help meet the needs of our community thru our business and volunteer efforts and to be able to give back to such a warm and inviting area. We love Chardon! The small-town feel, the Square, the support of local small businesses, the family-oriented events….. we are PROUD to call Chardon home!


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Our Team

Kate & Paul



Official Mascot & Good Boy



Chad Derbyshire
Chad Derbyshire
Very clean and well kept. I had a king-size comforter cleaned through their drop-off service. They did an excellent job! Very affordable. I will definitely return.
Paula A
Paula A
Went here to clea a big comforter. Machines worked well and were available. Don't know how prices compare to other laundromat. Place was pretty clean .
Michael Jonathan
Michael Jonathan
+ safe + clean + everything works + fair price + friendly
Brian Shurtz
Brian Shurtz
Louie’s has been a Godsend to our family. The drop off and pick up laundry service has saved an enormous amount of time to assist in caring for an elderly family member. Laundromat is alway clean, clothes folded perfectly and customer service is second to none.
Anita Williams
Anita Williams
Very nice place people are very friendly but now that my washer is fixed I don't need to go back.

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Phone: (440) 285 0766


Open 24 hours

Where to find us

115 Wilson Mills Rd, Chardon, OH 44024