Like many good ideas, the one for this business came from Dan Rather. A group of friends interested in starting a business venture together were watching CBS Evening News one night when a report on the high costs of dry cleaning drew their attention to the profession. With an entrepreneurial spirit, the founders scoped out local dry cleaners and developed a business model that allowed them to clean all garments for a fee that’s as flat as the planet we walk on. Today they clean more than 1,200 items each day and continue to grow, thanks to their onsite, environmentally friendly equipment that cleans consciences as well as garments.
Mills Cleaners' garment gurus spruce up casual clothes and formalwear with services that range from dry cleaning to wash-and-fold laundering. They use in-house dry-cleaning equipment to purify clothing of all shapes and sizes, from petite women’s dresses to the Statue of Liberty’s Hawaiian shirt collection. They ensure down comforters and sleeping bags emerge soft and fluffy, and that bomber jackets look like new after a leather-cleaning service. The team also preserves wedding gowns for future generations.
Carrying on a longstanding tradition of superior customer service, the team at Carriage Cleaners treats each garment—be it a basic polo shirt or a prized heirloom tablecloth—with the utmost respect. Take advantage of the trustworthy company's dry-cleaning services to spruce up your favorite dress ($12) before a wedding, or return a wrinkly two-piece suit ($12.43) back to the slick condition it knew before being introduced to the five-pawed tiger. Carriage Cleaners’ laundry services eliminate pesky stains from pants ($5.68) and shirts ($2.19–$2.79), while reviving tired household items such as drapes ($22) and dignifying pillow shams ($5.50 each) until they are pillow genuines.
Whereas most cave dwellers hide out in dark places, those at Cave Dwellers Dry Cleaners pull people into the public eye with clean, fresh clothing. Dry-cleaning services remove stains and odors without water, restoring aquaphobic textiles and clowders to cleanliness. Laundry services cleanse fabrics in precise temperatures using computer-controlled washing machines. Expert fitters at each location properly hem pants, fit shirts, and alter garments so that each hugs appendages at just the right place. Cleaners also tend to leather and suede, clean comforters and drapery, and repair shoes.
Though Vilma Cordero may have named her spa after her signature service, beautifully shaped brows aren't her only specialty. She also offers facial waxing, and excels at manicures and pedicures that leave digits crowned with pink-and-white designs, chip-proof Shellac polish, or clear tips that allow guests to see the heart beating inside each nail. Though most spas are geared toward women, Vilma's Beautiful Eyebrows & Spa welcomes anyone and everyone and even customizes treatments for men and diabetics.
Frank A. Deaton opened Holiday Dry Cleaners in 1964, and his son, Frank Deaton Jr., assumed control over the stain-slaying operation on the senior Deaton's retirement. Dry-cleaning practices have changed with the times, and the crew now helms new equipment and biodegradable products that are safer than the chemicals and styrofoam claim tickets from the days of yore. Collar guards, anti-wrinkle hangers, and advanced pressing technology help each piece of apparel to return to its owner looking sharp.