Entrepreneur Magazine names Lapels Cleaners® as Top Low-Cost Franchises
Lapels Cleaners, an innovative, environmentally friendly garment care company headquartered in Naples, Florida, was recently named as Entrepreneur Magazine’s one of the Top Low-Cost Franchises for 2022.
“Year in and year out, we strive to be the best franchise out there every single year. Making Entrepreneur’s Top 500 tells me that we are making progress toward that objective and offering a great opportunity at a very good price,” said Kevin DuBois, CEO of Clean Franchise Brands, franchisor for Lapels Cleaners. “During the pandemic and as we come out of it, many people are looking towards franchises as a way to be their own boss and control their destiny. With our Lapels Cleaners offering, you can start with a satellite location for a modest price.”
The cost to buy a Lapels Cleaners franchise ranges from an initial investment of $40,000 to $700,000.
In addition to being affordable, Lapels Cleaners offers potential owners the opportunity be part an organization at the forefront of creating sustainability in the garment care industry. Over two decades, Lapels has pioneered an eco-friendly dry-cleaning experience. That experience features a partnership agreement with GreenEarth®, the dry cleaning industry’s only non-toxic cleaning alternative for its newer locations. Using these kinds of solutions and the latest technology in equipment, Lapels uses the world’s ONLY 100 percent environmentally non-toxic dry cleaning process along with 100 percent wet cleaning that offers a sustainable and hypo allergenic process.
The Lapels business model has been very well received from retail customers looking for a better cleaning experience and from some of the world’s largest hotel operators and employers looking to offer a sustainable solution to their customers and employees. Lapels Cleaners’ environmentally-friendly cleaning process has no odor and is gentler on clothes, thus lengthening the life of clothes.
Lapels Cleaners sets itself apart with its customer service. Lapels customers are greeted in a warm and inviting reception area with friendly customer service representatives. Most Lapels locations provide alterations and shoe cleaning/repair as ancillary services. Lapels also offers its customers Automatic Rewards earning them credit towards free dry cleaning for every dollar they spend, Loyalty Programs, a VIP Program that eliminates the need to wait in line, the use of a 24 Hour Drop Off Service and convenient home delivery to all its customers.
Advocating a hub-and-spokes model with a plant store and satellite locations, Lapels Cleaners has nearly 100 locations nationwide and is one of five cleaning franchises operated by Clean Franchise Brands and its equity partner, Greybull Stewardship, L.P. (“Greybull”), which purchased Martinizing Dry Cleaning, 1-800-DryClean, Pressed4time, Dry Cleaning Station and Bizziebox in 2021. The acquisitions made Clean Franchise Brands the largest garment cleaning company in the world, with 500+ stores in 40 states and nine countries.
“The acquisition was a game changer in terms of what we can offer our franchise owners and how that translates into more offerings and better services for our customers,” said DuBois, who is also the co-author of Entrepreneurial Insanity in the Dry Cleaning Business. “The merger gave us the collective purchasing power to significantly reduce operational costs for our franchises. For example, a Lapels Cleaners plant may provide the cleaning service for a 1-800-Dry-Clean operator.”
For complete information on Lapels Dry Cleaning, please visit https://mylapels.com.
Lapels Cleaners – Environmentally Friendly Cleaners
Each Lapels Cleaners store offers a full slate of services, including same-day dry cleaning; shirt service; tailoring; wedding gown preservation; suede and leather processing; box storage and fur storage.
Lapels Cleaners has received a number of accolades in the franchise world. That includes being ranked again on the 2020 Entrepreneur Franchise 500 list for the country’s top Franchise Systems. Entrepreneur’s “Franchise 500” is the best and most comprehensive rating of franchises in the world and is based on objective, quantifiable measures of a franchise operation. Lapels Cleaners has also been named to Franchise Times Top 200+.
Lapels has also achieved acclaim in the dry cleaning industry. Lapels Cleaners and Clean Franchise Brands CEO Kevin DuBois is the co-author of Entrepreneurial Insanity in the Dry Cleaning Business, sold on Amazon.com.
Lapels Cleaners is part of Clean Franchise Brands, a franchisor for the largest cleaning company on the planet. Clean Franchise Brands’ holdings include: Lapels Cleaners (https://mylapels.com/), Martinizing Cleaners (https://www.martinizing.com), 1-800-Dry Clean (https://www.1-800-dryclean.com), and Pressed4Time (https://pressed4time.com).
Clean Franchise Brands corporate offices are located at 711 5th Avenue South, Suite 210 in Naples, FL.
To learn more about franchise opportunities with Clean Franchise Brands, contact Michael Eisner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-829-8780.