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Lapels Dry Cleaning tabs David Grippi as Director of Operations

By September 24, 2015 No Comments

David GrippiLapels Dry Cleaning, an innovative, environmentally friendly dry cleaning company headquartered in Hanover, Massachusetts, recently named David Grippi as its new director of operations.

In this role, Grippi will provide support to current Lapels Dry Cleaning franchise owners, train new Lapels Dry Cleaning store owners and create a standardized Lapels Production and Operations standards based on industry best practices.

“We have been very patient in recruiting this position to add to our corporate team.  This is a very important position for us in bringing the Lapels business model to the next level,” said Kevin Dubois, CEO of Lapels Dry Cleaning. “David will not only assist our Franchise Owners in quality, brand standards, productivity and of course profitability – but will also help us in making a change in the day to day operations of an 11 billion dollar industry that has suffered from a lack of consistent systems.”

Adds Dubois, “David has the perfect balance between intelligence, patience and fortitude to make this change with us.”

Grippi is a third generation dry cleaner with more than 20 years in the dry cleaning industry in a variety of operational, management and sales roles. During his career, he’s held several of those positions with Dependable Cleaners. He’s also worked for Seitz Chemical and The Cleanist dry cleaners in Plymouth, Mass.

“If you had to consolidate all my experiences and create a position that best utilizes those experiences, this position with Lapels would be it,” said Grippi. “The way they go about their business, their operations and procedures and the company’s legitimate commitment to greener processes are all things I’ve been looking for in an opportunity and I can’t wait to get started.”

A lifelong resident of Quincy, Grippi lives in the city with his wife Kerri and their two daughters, Kayla and Paige.

Lapels has pioneered its eco-friendly dry cleaning experience over the past dozen years. Part of that effort includes a partnership agreement with GreenEarth®, the dry cleaning industry’s only non-toxic cleaning alternative for its newer locations like Lapels Dry Cleaning of Wellesley. 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.

Lapels offers it’s 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. Same day service is also available with pick-up after 5 pm.

For complete information on Lapels Dry Cleaning, please visit www.mylapels.com.

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, Scottsdale), California (Poway), Colorado (Littleton), Connecticut (Cromwell), Florida (Fleming Island, Orange Park) Louisiana (Monroe, West Monroe, Delhi, Rayville, Winnsboro), Massachusetts (Abington, Allston, Bedford, Boston, Boston Seaport, Brighton, Cambridge, Cohasset, Dedham, Easton, Framingham, Hanover, Hingham, Kingston, Marshfield, Martha’s Vineyard, Natick, Needham, Newtonville, Norton, Quincy, Walpole, Wellesley, Westford, Westwood and Wilmington), Mississippi (New Albany, Tupelo, Pontotoc), Missouri (Wildwood), New Jersey (Brick), Ohio (Liberty Township), Oklahoma (Edmond, Oklahoma City), Pennsylvania (Bloomsburg), Rhode Island (Lincoln); South Carolina (Myrtle Beach, Pawleys Island), Texas ( Bee Cave, Brownsville,). Additional locations are coming soon to Tampa, FL, Waltham and Wakefield, MA; Phoenix, AZ; Rochester Hills and West Bloomfield MI; Oxford, MS.

Lapels Dry Cleaning has received a number of accolades in the franchise world. That includes being ranked in Entrepreneur’s 26th Annual “Franchise 500” as well as Entrepreneur’s “Top 50 New Franchises,” as one of today’s top franchise opportunities. 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 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.com.

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 sales@lapelsdrycleaning.com. Additional information and up-to-date company news can also be found on the company’s Web site, www.lapelsdrycleaning.com.

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