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Founder & CEO
Laundry can be a thankless, never-ending chore. That’s what Laurel Hess realized when she came home from a business trip to find laundry piling up with no time to do it. After talking to some stay-at-home mom friends looking for a way to make extra money, she founded hampr in 2019. The hampr app connects families with on-demand wash-and-fold laundry services, picked up and dropped off at their doorstep by local at-home “washrs.” ”I love helping people, whether it's helping a busy family catch up on laundry and spend more time together, or helping our washrs by giving them a flexible opportunity to generate income,” Laurel says. Today, hampr washes and delivers over 15,000 loads of laundry per month to over 10,000 happy members. Revenue is tripling year over year, and hampr has expanded to serve cities in 15 different states.
Laurel makes use of Google Workspace tools like Sheets and Docs to make hampr’s fully-remote operations run smoothly and efficiently. With developers in Seattle and product managers in New York, the entire hampr team uses Workspace to collaborate and get things done asynchronously without worrying about time zones or schedules. “We can get so much work done in less time by working together in Docs or Sheets simultaneously. It's so much easier and more efficient,” Laurel says. From day one, the hampr app has been available on Google Play, with over 10,000 downloads to date. “Having access to the Google Play ecosystem makes promoting our business a seamless experience,” Laurel says. As hampr looks to the future, they plan to use data from Google Play to identify and expand into promising new markets where demand is greatest. “Our goal has always been to lighten the load for busy families, and part of that is ensuring we’re there when someone needs us,” Laurel says.