Lapels Dry Cleaning was founded in 2000 to become the 1st Environmentally Friendly Dry Cleaning franchise available. At the time being environmentally friendly was just gaining traction but Lapels saw the Future of Dry Cleaning early on and since has not only been the leader in this space as we continue to define The Future of this great industry.
President & CEO, Kevin grew up in the Restaurant Industry. He started his first restaurant at age 18 and grew that business to 6 restaurants and a banquet facility hosting weddings and conventions up to 250 people. He later bought a restaurant and real estate from the founder of Lapels Dry Cleaning which was his initial introduction to Lapels in 2004. He became the COO and partner in Lapels in 2005 and then later went on to buy out his partner in 2012. With now 15+ years in Dry Cleaning he owns and operates several of the Lapels stores and has brought a customer centric thought process to the Lapels business model.
VP- Franchise Development and Real Estate, After a successful 15 year career in sales and management for one of the largest privately held technology companies in the world, Michael was looking for a change as he was constantly traveling around the country on business. In 2001, Michael became the first franchisee for Lapels Dry Cleaning and has been instrumental in the development of the Award Winning Brand ever since. In 2005, Michael sold his franchise and joined the Lapels Corporate office full time. Today, Michael’s focus is on Franchise Development and growing the Lapels Brand as the Vice President of Franchise Development.
Vice President of Operations, David grew up in the Dry Cleaning business and is a 3rd generation Dry Cleaner. David started working for a large dry cleaning company on the South Shore where he became a manager at age 20 and worked his way up to a District Manager responsible for 7 location and over 20 Routes. He joined Lapels in 2015 as Director of Operations and later became the Vice President of Operations supporting our Lapels Franchisee and overlooks the Corporate Locations. David brings with him the overall operational experience to help our Franchisee be successful.