Is dry cleaning the only source of revenue?

Dry Cleaning is a large piece of the revenue derived but we also offer many other ancillary services.

  • Shirt Laundry
  • Wash Dry and Fold Service
  • Tailoring and Alterations
  • Wedding Gown, Military Uniform and Christening Gown Preservation service
  • Leather and Suede Cleaning
  • Shoe repair and Ugg Boot Cleaning
  • Garment restoration
  • Wholesale Cleaning

Will you assist me in finding a successful location in the market of my interest?

Yes. The Lapels Cleaners real estate department gets to work immediately after signing your agreement. We take a collaborative approach to helping you find and secure a location with a local real estate professional. We use analytics to help determine the viability of a location within a certain radius to insure your success.

Can I open more than 1 Lapels location?

Yes, in fact most of our franchisees own more than 1 location. The Lapels Cleaners Hub and Spoke franchise model makes it affordable and easy to scale additional locations to be serviced by your Lapels Cleaners facility.

How long will it take for me to get into business?

There are a lot of variables to determine when you will be open for business. The Lapels Corporate team has been through this process hundreds of times and each opening has its own challenges that we are able to navigate through. Our in house Corporate real estate and construction experts will be with you every step of the way. Our goal here at Lapels corporate is to get the store open within 180 days of signing your agreement.

Those challenges are

  • Site selection
  • Lease negotiations
  • Architectural and engineering drawings
  • Bidding process with General Contractors
  • Submitting for permits
  • Construction Schedule
  • Equipment ordering
  • Installation of equipment
  • Certificate of Occupancy

How many satellite stores can a Lapels plant support?

Our standard dry cleaning plant package allows you to comfortably support up to 5 additional satellite stores. Upgrades to our equipment package are available to allow you to support more than 5 locations. Your vision and goal of operating or servicing additional locations is something we will determine early on in your discovery process of Lapels.

Do I need dry cleaning experience?

You do not need dry cleaning experience. We will train you the Lapels way which is different than most dry cleaning operations today. You will learn all aspects of the Lapels opportunity but we don’t want you to be a dry cleaner we want you to be a business owner.

Does Lapels Cleaners offer lending and what are the financial requirements I must meet

The financial requirement needed to apply for ownership is

  • Net worth min $350,000
  • Liquid capital of $100,000 plus

What qualities do you look for in a successful Lapels Franchisee

There are several qualities that we look for in each of our candidates

  • A strong Entrepreneurial drive to be successful
  • Someone who is comfortable meeting the public and being the face of the business
  • Someone who has a sales skillset
  • Someone who can manage finances
  • Must be good at Multi Tasking
  • Service Centric
  • The ability to learn the Lapels way, follow and train a proven and successful business model.

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