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Success Story — Madden’s on Gull Lake

Minnesota Resort Saves Big on Ozone Laundry System

Madden's on Gull LakeBRAINERD – While following up with a business that received Energy Smart services in 2009, staff discovered a nice surprise. Randy Lee of Madden’s on Gull Lake informed us that cost savings from the ozone laundry system upgrade performed in May of 2009 has exceeded expectations.

“We were told the upgrade would pay back in less than a year but we didn’t believe it. It did and Madden’s has saved more than $40,000 in energy costs since making the upgrade,” says Lee.

The work done in 2009 allowed the resort to reduce its laundry system hot water heaters from three to one. Energy Smart provided information about energy cost savings and rebates available from Xcel Energy, the natural gas provider, and Minnesota Power, the electricity provider. At the time of the upgrade, Lee indicated that only three other hotels in the state had installed ozone laundry systems—a significant competitive advantage.

“Energy Smart helped us through the upgrade process and they can help you save real money on energy upgrades, too,” said Lee.

Contact Energy Smart today to tap into utility rebates for your energy projects. Contact us at or (651) 292-3902.