The Future Of Dry Cleaning Continues In Hanover
Kimberly Wilkinson takes the helm as new owner of Lapels Dry Cleaning of Hanover
July 02, 2020 // Franchising.com // HANOVER, MA, KINGSTON, MA, MARSHFIELD, MA and COHASSET, MA - Lapels Dry Cleaning, an innovative, environmentally friendly dry cleaning company headquartered in Hanover, Massachusetts, recently announced Kimberly Wilkinson as the new owner of Lapels Dry Cleaning of Hanover. Wilkinson took over the satellite store, located at 2117 Washington Street in Hanover, MA, on June 15.
Lapels Dry Cleaning of Hanover represents the fourth location owned by Wilkinson. She’s also the owner of Lapels Dry Cleaning of Marshfield, a dry cleaning store and plant at 776 Plain Street, Marshfield, Lapels Dry Cleaning of Cohasset, a satellite store at 827 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Cohasset, and Lapels Dry Cleaning of Kingston, another satellite store located at 150 Summer Street in Kingston.
“For the past five years, it’s been a privilege to bring the world’s only 100 percent environmentally non-toxic cleaning process to the people of the lower South Shore. With our new location further north, we can bring it to even more people in towns like Hanover, Rockland and Norwell coupled with our free delivery service,” said Wilkinson, a Marshfield resident. “The true beauty of how Lapels cleans clothes is not only that it’s better for the environment but there’s no odor as you find with other dry cleaning processes. Clothes just look and feel better,”
Adds Wilkinson, “Given the backdrop of what’s going on in the country and world, getting your clothes clean takes on added importance. Having clothes professionally cleaned in a manner that doesn’t hurt the environment provides an added level of comfort.”
The acquisition of Lapels of Hanover represents the latest in a number of impressive accomplishments for Wilkinson. She first purchased Lapels Dry Cleaning of Kingston and Lapels Dry Cleaning of Marshfield in 2015. In 2017, Wilkinson was named Lapels Franchise Owner of the Year. Under her leadership, Lapels Dry Cleaning of Cohasset has earned WickedLocal’s Readers Choice for Best Dry Cleaner on several occasions.
“Kimberly has been an incredible addition to our organization from day one. She’s a great example of how people who are teachable and have a positive attitude and work ethic can come into this business and succeed,” said Kevin Dubois, CEO of Lapels Dry Cleaning. “We’re thankful to have her as the new owner of Lapels Dry Cleaning of Hanover and look forward to the things she will accomplish.”
Lapels has pioneered its eco-friendly dry-cleaning experience over the past two decades. 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.
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.
In terms of its 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, the use of a 24 Hour Drop Off Service and FREE Home Delivery to all its customers. Lapels Dry Cleaning offer free pickup and drop-off service. During the COVID 19 pandemic Lapels also offers a “car hop” service where customers can drop off and pick up their clothing without ever leaving their cars.
During the pandemic, hours at Lapels Dry Cleaning of Hanover will be Monday through Friday, 8am to 5 pm and Saturday 9 am to 4 pm.
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; wedding gown preservation; suede and leather processing; box storage and fur storage. Lapels Dry Cleaning has stores in Arizona (Buckeye, Gilbert, Chandler, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Yuma), California (Gilroy, Hollister), Colorado (Littleton), Connecticut (Cromwell), Florida (Fleming Island, Orange Park, Tampa); Illinois (Wilmette); Massachusetts (Abington, Allston, Bedford, Boston, Boston Seaport, South Boston, Brighton, Burlington, Cohasset, Concord, Dedham, Dover, Easton, Hanover, Hingham, Kingston, North Andover, Malden, Marshfield, Martha’s Vineyard, Newtonville, Norton, Somerville, Stoughton, Waltham, Wakefield, Wellesley, Westford, Westwood, W Roxbury and Wilmington), Mississippi (New Albany, Olive Branch, Tupelo, Oxford, Pontotoc), New Jersey (Brick, Somerville), New York (Latham), North Carolina (Charlotte), Oklahoma (Edmond, Oklahoma City), Pennsylvania (Bloomsburg), South Carolina (Fort Mill, Myrtle Beach, Pawleys Island), Tennessee (Arlington, Brentwood, Franklin, Germantown, Nashville), Texas (Brownsville, Katy, Little Elm, Prosper, Richmond, Spring, Sugar Land). Additional locations are coming soon to Carolina Forest, SC and Brooklyn NY.
Lapels Dry Cleaning 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 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 Amazon.
Lapels Dry Cleaning corporate offices are located at 962 Washington Street, Hanover, MA 02339.
SOURCE Lapels Dry Cleaning
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