Lapels Dry Cleaning, an innovative, environmentally non-toxic dry cleaning company headquartered in Hanover, Massachusetts, recently named Jay Desai as its Franchise Owner of the Year for 2017.  Desai is an owner of the Lapels Dry Cleaning of Beverly Hills at 31255-B Southfield Road, Beverly Hills, MI; Lapels Dry Cleaning of Rochester Hills at 3038 Rochester Road, Rochester, MI; and Lapels Dry Cleaning of West Bloomfield at 6552 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield Township, MI.

“Jay is one of the most impressive individuals we have worked with over the course of Lapels Dry Cleaning’s 18-year history,” said Kevin Dubois, CEO of Lapels Dry Cleaning. “Within a few years, he established a network of dry cleaning stores in the metro Detroit area and developed a system for expansion and growth. He’s coupled that effort with several community involvement endeavors. If that wasn’t enough, he’s also the owner of 19 Great Clips hair salons in the greater Detroit metro area.”

“I guess you could say I like to stay busy,” said Desai, who co-owns his Lapels Dry Cleaning locations with a partner from his company, Shambho, LLC.

Desai immigrated to the United States in the early 2000s. While working as an IT engineer, he began his career as an entrepreneur by purchasing investment properties in the metro Detroit area. He later branched out to franchising with Great Clips. In 2014, he and his partner at Shambho, LLC signed a development deal for up to 16 locations in the metro Detroit area. The first store and dry cleaning plant, Lapels Dry Cleaning of Rochester Hills, opened in early 2015 The pair opened Lapels Dry Cleaning of West Bloomfield  in October 2015 and Lapels Dry Cleaning of Beverly Hills in 2017.

“One thing I’ve learned during my time as a business owner is you are often only as good as the team you work with. My partner and I have been very fortunate to have a great team led by our operations manager Tiffani Probst, whom I have worked with for 10 years” said Desai. “As for the Franchise Owner of the Year, it’s quite an honor and I do give credit to Tiffani Probst for her amazing leadership and her team. We’ve had a great relationship with Kevin and the Lapels team. Right from the start we had an instant rapport. We genuinely felt like we had a business partner who we would be working with, rather than for.”

For winning Franchise Owner of the Year, Desai received a trophy, plaque and cash award, which was presented by Dubois during a training dinner in Troy, MI on February 15th, 2018.

In addition to Desai’s plant and stores, Lapels Dry Cleaning has more than 80 locations nationwide. To learn more about franchise opportunities with Lapels Dry Cleaning, call toll free (866) 695-2735 or email 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), 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, Brighton, Burlington, Canton, Cohasset, Dedham, Easton, Framingham, Hanover, Hingham, Kingston, North Andover, Malden, Marshfield, Martha’s Vineyard, Newtonville, Norton, Quincy, Somerville, Stoughton, Walpole, Waltham, Wakefield, Wellesley, Westford, Westwood and Wilmington), Michigan (Beverly Hills, Rochester Hills, West Bloomfield), Mississippi (New Albany, Tupelo, Oxford, Pontotoc), Missouri (Wildwood), New Jersey (Brick, Livingston, Somerville), Ohio (Liberty Township), Oklahoma (Edmond, Oklahoma City), Pennsylvania (Bloomsburg), South Carolina (Myrtle Beach, Pawleys Island), Texas (Bee Cave, Brownsville, Katy, Richmond). Additional locations are coming soon to Hollister, CA, Boston, MA, Latham, NY, Arlington, TN, Franklin, TN, Germantown, TN, Nashville, TN, Little Elm, TX, Prosper, TX, Sugar Land, TX and Doha, Qatar.

Lapels Dry Cleaning has received several 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

Lapels Dry Cleaning corporate offices are located at 962 Washington Street, Hanover, MA 02339.

To learn more about franchise opportunities with Lapels Dry Cleaning, call toll free (866) 695-2735 or email Additional information and up-to-date company news can also be found on the company’s Web site,

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