Lamar Thomas, President of T&L Equipment, had his start in the laundry industry in 1954 delivering washers and dryers to coin laundries in the Charlotte area. In 1967 he joined his father at S.H. Duncan & Co. building his expertise with hands-on experience and valuable industry knowledge. In 1976 he opened T&L Equipment Sales Company, Inc.
Since then T&L Equipment has grown into a trustworthy supplier of not only equipment but also a help and a knowledge base for newcomers and the experienced customer. With a mission of doing things right the first time and leaving customers with a positive sense of value, T&L Equipment and founder Lamar Thomas are well known and respected in the industry by customers, suppliers and also competitors.
Since 1979 Lamar has been involved as a board member or head over the local
North Carolina Coin Laundry Association (NCCLA) and has served the National Coin Laundry Association on the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and as Chairman of the Distributor Services Committee. During his tenure, a Distributor Code of Ethics was written and subscribed to by the distributor members. Since then he was given the Founders Award at the 2011 Clean Show.
Paul Thomas, VP of T&L Equipment oversees the sales and engineering of the next generation programs to ensure our customers are up to date ready to meet the needs of the marketplace. He also owns and manages Peachy Kleen Laundry in Charlotte. This site is used to test and prove out new concepts in equipment and marketing and to train customers and the staff of T&L Equipment.
T&L Equipment is noted for the technical capabilities of its service department and the superior performance of its parts department. Eric Combs, Parts & Service Manager, has a goal of fixing your equipment by providing the right service and the correct part on the first effort. Our service professionals are factory-trained and experienced in servicing our lines.
The sales staff is highly experienced in designing new operations, as well as, upgrading existing facilities. Ron Smith, Paul Thomas and John Gary bring over 75 years of valuable experience in all aspects of the laundry service.