Lapels Dry Cleaning Coming To The Houston Area

First two stores in Katy/Fulshear/Richmond area slated for early 2017

Lapels Dry Cleaning, an innovative, environmentally friendly dry cleaning company headquartered in Hanover, Massachusetts, recently announced a six-store (one plant and five satellite stores) development agreement with Katy, Texas resident Komal Patel to bring the Future of Dry Cleaning to the Katy/Fulshear/Richmond area. The first dry cleaning plant and store are slated to open in late first quarter 2017.

“I am extremely excited about opening our plant in Katy in 2017 as it will represent the first Lapels Dry Cleaning location in the greater Houston area,” said Patel. “Lapels, with its green initiative, truly represents the future of dry cleaning. Having been a resident of greater Houston for nearly two decades and Katy for nearly five years, I know how environmentally conscious people are in this area. I think the response from people in the greater Katy area will be tremendous.”

Lapels has pioneered its eco-friendly dry cleaning experience over the past dozen years. Lapels has 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 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.

Patel has secured two locations – one to open dry cleaning plant in Katy and another one for a satellite store in Richmond. The development deal with Lapels calls for four additional satellite stores to be opened in Sugar Land, Richmond and Cypress, Texas within the next five years.

“As a mother of two elementary school-age children, I know and appreciate businesses that go the extra mile to be sensitive to the environment, particularly businesses that are active in the community,” said Patel. “I envision our Lapels Dry Cleaning stores to be active participants in the local community and business community.”

For complete information on Lapels Dry Cleaning franchise opportunity, call (866) 695-2735 or e-mail. Additional information and up-to-date company news can also be found on the company’s web site,

Lapels Dry Cleaning – Environmentally Friendly Cleaners

Each Lapels Dry Cleaning store offers a full slate of services, including: same-day dry cleaning; shirt service; tailoring; shoe repair; wedding gown preservation; suede and leather processing; box storage and fur storage. Lapels Dry Cleaning has stores in Arizona (Gilbert, Chandler, Phoenix, Scottsdale), California (Poway), Colorado (Littleton), Connecticut (Cromwell), Florida (Fleming Island, Orange Park, Tampa) Louisiana (Monroe, West Monroe, Delhi, Rayville, Winnsboro), Massachusetts (Abington, Allston, Bedford, Boston, Boston Seaport, South Boston, Braintree, Brighton, Burlington, Cambridge, Canton, Cohasset, Dedham, Easton, Framingham, Hanover, Hingham, Kingston, Malden, Marshfield, Martha’s Vineyard, Natick, Needham, Newtonville, Norton, Quincy, Somerville, Stoughton, Walpole, Waltham, Wakefield, Wellesley, Westford, Westwood and Wilmington), Michigan (Rochester Hills, West Bloomfield), Mississippi (New Albany, Tupelo, Oxford, Pontotoc), Missouri (Wildwood), New Jersey (Brick), Ohio (Liberty Township), Oklahoma (Edmond, Oklahoma City), Pennsylvania (Bloomsburg), South Carolina (Myrtle Beach, Pawleys Island), Texas (Bee Cave, Brownsville). Additional locations are coming soon to Boston, MA, Somerville, NJ and Katy and Richmond, TX.

Lapels Dry Cleaning has received a number of accolades in the franchise world. That includes being ranked as the number one franchise in the Dry Cleaning and Delivery Services category for Entrepreneur’s Annual “Franchise 500” for 2016. 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 Dry Cleaning has also been named to Franchise Times Top 200+.

Lapels has also achieved acclaim in the dry cleaning industry. Lapels Dry Cleaning CEO Kevin Dubois is the co-author of Entrepreneurial Insanity in the Dry Cleaning Business, sold on

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