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.
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.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Sangrock Black Belt World has set the industry standard since 1998. We emphasize taekwondo as a character-building art for pre-schoolers to senior citizens.
Is your location strictly for adults, or can kids participate as well?
Open to kids and adults.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Taekwondo helps develop students morally, mentally, and physically. Our goal is to develop well-rounded students.
What do you love most about your job?
Seeing our students overcome hurdles, be it personal, at school, or physically due to old age. Taekwondo gives them the tools to succeed.
Ample lighting casts a bright, safe glow over the dozens of storage lockers that line the wide paths at Mr. Storage, where an electronic gate safeguards a fleet of storage units that range in size from 5'x5' to 10'x30'. The secure, locking doors to each storage unit open to unveil cavernous spaces large enough to shelter furniture, boats, and RVs. Customers can retrieve their belongings 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and on-site security continuously monitors the facilities. To further assuage moving woes, staffers can equip visitors with supplies such as boxes, dollies, furniture covers, and sofa-sized teleportation chambers.
The professional cleaning techs at Cunningham Cleaners have cared for casual wear, business attire, uniforms, and fine fabrics with expert dry-cleaning services for more than 50 years. They deftly handle the usual suspects such as shirts, blouses, suits, and dresses, as well as specialty items such as gowns, shams, and duvet covers. Using the utmost care, they also tend to household items ranging from heirloom quilts to linens and drapes. Cunningham offers same-day service for last-minute cleans on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, as well as a drive-thru window so that clients don't have to get out of the car or off of their pogo stick.
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.