Speed Queen has been open since 1908. Their appliances are usually found in laundromats and on commercial properties. The laundry sets you purchase from you local Speed Queen dealer have the same internal parts as the commercial units just with a more attractive exterior. Because of this you know you are buying true commercial quality for your home. They offer a line up of washesr that are still built to last 25 years worth of use.* For more information please visit their website at http://www.speedqueen.com.