Lapels Dry Cleaning, an innovative, environmentally friendly dry cleaning company headquartered in Hanover, Massachusetts, recently named Dave Wood as its Franchise Owner of the Year for 2015. Wood owns the Lapels Dry Cleaning of Littleton, Colorado located at 6709 West Coal Mine Avenue.
“Dave exemplifies what we want in a franchise owner in so many ways. That starts with his efforts in the community, his early and enthusiastic adoption of new and greener cleaning methods and technology and extends to how he reaches out to new franchise owners and offers advice and encouragement,” said Kevin Dubois, CEO of Lapels Dry Cleaning. “We congratulate him as a very worthy winner of Lapels Dry Cleaning’s Franchise Owner of the Year honors for 2015.”
For winning Franchise Owner of the Year, Wood received a trophy and cash award, presented by Dubois.
Prior to opening Lapels, Wood worked in corporate America for 30 years. Desiring more time at home—his job had him traveling 80 percent of the time—he researched a number of dry cleaning franchises. He liked what Lapels had to offer with its greener approach to dry cleaning. He opened the Lapels Dry Cleaning of Littleton plant in 2010.
“First, I’m extremely grateful for being named Franchise Owner of the Year. Knowing many of the other owners, this is indeed an honor,” said Wood. “Owning your own business can be very humbling. I have been at this for almost six years and I feel I learn something every day. It’s also enabled me to become more a part of the community and that’s had its own blessings.”
Lapels Dry Cleaning of Littleton has coordinated a number of charitable endeavors during its six-year history. Those include: a hanger recycling program with the proceeds going to a local food pantry; donating abandoned clothing to local homeless shelters; free American flag cleaning and disposal service; free military uniform cleaning and free cleaning for veteran’s hats.
Lapels has pioneered its eco-friendly dry cleaning experience over the past dozen years. Using environmentally friendly solutions and the latest technology in equipment, Lapels is one of the few dry cleaners able to boast that there is no hazardous waste in their process. Their environmentally friendly cleaning process has no odor and is gentler on clothes, thus lengthening the life of clothes.
Lapels Dry Cleaning also sets itself apart with its customer service. Lapels customers are greeted to a warm and inviting reception area, with friendly customer service representatives and alteration services.
Lapels offers its customers Automatic Rewards earning them credit towards free dry cleaning for every dollar they spend, Loyalty Programs, a VIP Program which eliminates the need to wait in line and the use of a 24-Hour Drop Off Service. Same day service is also available with pick-up after 5 pm.