about us

Full Service Laundry

the story of soap

The business began as an idea when the family was together in Lincoln in 2011. Diane opened the discussion by saying that she thought Laundromats were a good cash business and suggested that a trendy facility near campus would be a great investment. Lynette suggested giving it a catchy, one-word name, and the concept of “Soap” was born. Over the next few months, Lynette worked to secure a location and order equipment; Kevin designed the logo and all of the signage and Carrie made most of the decisions about the décor. Glen, a retired CPA, set up the books and continues to do the payroll and file all of the tax documents. Cory, a successful businessman in his own right, offered helpful business and marketing insight.

The renovation of an old warehouse on the corner of 16th and “O” began in early 2012, and Soap opened for business in late April. The owners wanted to maintain the character and integrity of the building as much as possible, and believe that the result is a unique, open and inviting atmosphere that will take the drudgery out of doing laundry.

why we're cool

We offer free parking in the rear of the building, large-capacity, high-tech, eco-friendly washers & dryers, mobile device charging station, clean and inviting atmosphere, and everyone is welcome!

more cool things

We have other sweet digs to make your time at soap enjoyable. We have large HD TV’s, free Wi-Fi, competitive pricing, friendly and helpful attendants, and an awesome book lending library.

our services

No time??? We can do your laundry for you! Check out our Drop-off Services. We offer regular (Wash/Dry/Fold), deluxe (Wash/Dry/Iron), and volume discounts available with monthly billing.

Lyn and Glen

Owners, Lynette and Glen, are originally from North Platte, where Glen spent 45+ years as a CPA.  Lynette was a software consultant until her retirement in early 2020.  She does most of the management of the day-to-day operations, and Glen, a graduate of UNL, and now retired CPA, does the payroll and tax preparation/filing for Soap.

Cory and Diane

Lynette & Glen’s son, Cory, also a UNL graduate, operates his own corporate cleaning business, Desert Oasis Cleaners.  Cory lives with his family in Gilbert, AZ.  His wife, Diane is an independent consultant and CEO of Performance Now.  They have two amazing children.

Kevin and Carrie

Lynette & Glen’s son, Kevin, lives in Lincoln with his wife, Carrie.  Kevin attended Southeast Community College and works at Garner Industries.  Carrie, a graduate of Bryan College of Health Sciences, is a Nurse Navigator at Bryan Health, with a certification in Oncology.  They have one incredible son.

hours

Open: Every day – 7 AM to 11 PM
Attended: Every day – 9 AM to 6 PM

contact

116 S. 16th St.
Lincoln, NE 68508
402-435-0515