Cates Laundry Equipment is the best full-service commercial laundry distributor your business can always rely on.

Cates Laundry Equipment has been run by the same principles for the past 30 years: honesty, loyalty, and integrity. From our humble beginnings, founded by Quitman Cates in 1985, through to William’s takeover of the family business, we continued to stand by these principles. And with industry veteran Tim Smith on our team, Cates Laundry Equipment has evolved into a full-service commercial laundry equipment provider. Our values — and a lot of hard work — has allowed Cates Laundry Equipment to grow and forge long-lasting relationships with countless businesses across Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Alabama.

The Cates Laundry Equipment team, many of whom have been with us since the very beginning, have a wealth of experience and knowledge of the commercial laundry industry. When you speak to our experts, you can trust that your business will get the very best equipment and service available.

Because we only want to provide our customers with the very best, we exclusively stock Electrolux and Wascomat commercial laundry equipment for coin and on-premises laundry operations. Electrolux is continuously striving to produce the most efficient and reliable machines. Indeed, there are many 40 year old Wascomat machines still going strong today. We also supply the best dry cleaning equipment on the market.

Cates Laundry Equipment has been proud to serve businesses for the past 30 years. And whatever you need, be it a small replacement part or a whole fleet of brand new commercial laundry equipment, you can be sure that we’ll be there to serve your business for many years to come.

Meet Your Cates Laundry Equipment Team

William Cates


Tim Smith


Don Terrell


Larry Osbourne

Service Technician

Ricky Bohannon

Service Technician

Chris Walker

Service & Install Technician


Richard Bailey

Service & Install Assistant

Justin Cates

Office Staff

Janice Davis Morgan

Office Staff

Sarae Smith

Office Staff

Our Equipment & Services

Cates Laundry Equipment provides your business with the most cost effective commercial laundry including equipment, parts and service, and supplies.

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    Coin Laundry Equipment

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    Dry Cleaning Equipment

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    On-Premises Laundry Equipment

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    Authentic Replacement Parts

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    Laundry Equipment Maintenance & Service

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    Laundry Room Design & Construction

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    Laundry Equipment Financing

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Our Values

Cates Laundry Equipment is built on an honest, loyal and integrous work ethic that our customers can rely on.