To First Coast Laundry and
Coast Laundry and Cleaners is owned and operated by
Chris and Angie Hagist. Chris has lived in the beaches
area his entire life, graduating high school from Fletcher
High in 1994. Their family business has been operating
in Jacksonville Beach and the surrounding areas for
more than 3 generations.
Coast Laundry and Cleaners opened shortly after WWII
- serving local soldiers as they returned home from
war. It opened at the same 610 N 3rd street location
that it occupies today. For more than 50 years, the
business has been recognized as a leader in the industry,
with services including dry cleaning, finished laundry,
and expert spot removal for all types of fabrics and
1958, the Hagist family became involved in laundry and
dry cleaning when Melvin and Mary Hagist purchased the
business, which at the time was operating as "Bob's
Launderette". In August of 1968, Melvin partnered
with his first cousin, Eugene Hagist and his wife, Patricia.
Eugene later brought in his son, David Hagist, to manage
the store. David worked hard, gaining the company a
reputation as best cleaners in the beaches area. In
1970, the business began to offer more services, thus
the name was changed to "Sunnyland Laundry."
It wasn't until 1984, when David expanded his dry cleaning
operations, that he again changed the name to the one
we know today, First Coast Laundry and Cleaners.
Chris grew up in the business, working for his dad through
high school. After college, he came back to the family
business as general manager. Together, he and his dad
grew the company to the four locations currently in
operation in North Jax Beach, South Jax Beach, Ponte
Vedra, and Atlantic Beach. David retired when Chris
took over full ownership. Chris takes pride in maintaining
the reputation for quality that his family has earned
in their decades of service in the Beaches community.
First Coast Cleaners has been voted Beaches Favorite
Dry Cleaners in 2005, 2006, and 2007 by the Beaches