Burt Ferrer named Lapels Dry Cleaning Franchise Owner of the Year
March 11, 2019 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, FL and HANOVER, MA - Lapels Dry Cleaning, an innovative, environmentally non-toxic dry cleaning company headquartered in Hanover, Massachusetts, recently named Burt Ferrer as its Franchise Owner of the Year for 2018. Ferrer is the owner of Lapels Dry Cleaning of Tampa located at 17503 Preserve Walk Lane in Tampa, FL.
“Burt and his wife Gabriella have done an incredible job with their plant in a fairly short amount of time since they opened in Spring 2016,” said Kevin Dubois, CEO of Lapels Dry Cleaning. “In addition to being an exemplary owner, Burt has been a mentor to new franchise owners and somebody we are proud to call a business partner.”
A University of Florida grad, Ferrer worked for Home Depot for more than two decades prior to opening Lapels Dry Cleaning of Tampa in May 2016.
“Lapels and Home Depot have similar values and standards. Both provide great support from the home office for managers and, in the case of Lapels, for franchise owners,” said Ferrer. “ “The biggest difference though is, as a franchise owner, the onus is on me to make the adjustments needed to address and resolve issues and challenges that arise.”
Being his own boss has also afforded Burt more time with family. In addition to running the business with his wife Gabriella, all three of his sons help out at the store. Lapels Dry Cleaning of Tampa has also taken part in activities in the community. That includes offering dry cleaning services for Tampa Catholic High School’s annual gala.
“After more than 20 years, it’s taken some time for the Home Depot orange to wear off,” said Ferrer. “But I’ve really gotten used to Lapels Green.”
For winning Franchise Owner of the Year, Ferrer received a trophy, plaque and cash award, which was presented by Dubois during a training dinner in Tampa in January.
In addition to the Ferrer’s plant, Lapels Dry Cleaning has more than 80 locations nationwide. Additional information and up-to-date company news can also be found on the company’s Web site, www.lapelsdrycleaning.com.
For complete information on Lapels Dry Cleaning, please visit www.mylapels.com.
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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 (Gilroy, Hollister), 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, Cohasset, Dedham, Dover, Easton, Framingham, Hanover, Hingham, Kingston, North Andover, Malden, Marshfield, Martha’s Vineyard, Newtonville, Norton, Somerville, Stoughton, Walpole, Waltham, Wakefield, Wellesley, Westford, Westwood, W Roxbury and Wilmington), Michigan (Beverly Hills, Rochester Hills, West Bloomfield), Mississippi (New Albany, Tupelo, Oxford, Pontotoc), New Jersey (Brick, Somerville), Ohio (Liberty Township), Oklahoma (Edmond, Oklahoma City), Pennsylvania (Bloomsburg), South Carolina (Myrtle Beach, Pawleys Island), Tennessee (Arlington, Brentwood, Franklin, Germantown, Nashville), Texas (Bee Cave, Brownsville, Katy, Little Elm, Prosper, Richmond, Spring, Sugar Land). Additional locations are coming soon to Olive Branch, MS, Latham, NY, and Fort Mill, SC.
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 Amazon.com.
Lapels Dry Cleaning corporate offices are located at 962 Washington Street, Hanover, MA 02339.
Additional information and up-to-date company news can also be found on the company’s Web site, www.lapelsdrycleaning.com.
Steven V. Dubin
SOURCE Lapels Dry Cleaning