Klinke Cleaners’ dependable service and lasting commitment to the trade hasn’t gone unnoticed. In the last 30 years, they have won a gold medal in Madison Magazine’s Best of Madison category 29 times. However, before founders Maurice and Trudy Klinke had ever conceived of opening a cleaners, they were the proud owners of Klinke Hatchery, which raised more than 125,000 baby chicks a week. Perhaps the smell given off by thousands of chickens inspired them to seek a less malodorous occupation, because in 1958, they opened the first location of Klinke Cleaners.
In its early days, Klinke Cleaners used Econ-O-Crest dry-cleaning machines—early forerunners of modern dry-cleaning machines—but as the business grew, so did its thirst for new technologies. Soon, the company was installing new equipment nearly as quickly as it could be created, including shirt-finishing stands, drapery-pleating machines, and pants leggers, used to set precise creases in slacks. In 2000, the Klinke family began to consider expansion beyond Madison, leading to a rapid period of growth that culminated in 21 locations across southern Wisconsin and one experimental site at the bottom of Lake Michigan. Its EarthSmart Systems dry-cleaning process uses solvents and machines that are less damaging to the environment, as well as reusable garment bags and hangars to help decrease landfill waste. Most locations also offer a speedy turnaround with drive-thru windows and same-day pickup.
Thirty years ago, Jim Brussock started planting Scotch pines on a small stretch of his Wisconsin hunting land. Since then, this small thicket has grown into a 200-acre expanse that sprouts fresh Balsam and Fraser Firs. Trees are cut as late in the season as possible, ensuring that they remain a beacon of brightness and light as the holiday causes people to cry into pans of stuffing. Though Jim and his team procure only the top 5% of their trees for sale, any customer unsatisfied with their purchase can return these or the farm’s selection of wreaths and garland for a full refund anytime before Christmas. A free disposal bag is included with each shipment, meaning customers needn’t dump their naked tree out into the cold.
Though weight loss may seem like an individual pursuit, it’s a team activity at Medithin Weight Loss Clinics. A medical staff, many of whom have participated in the program themselves, walk each patient through the weight-loss process, with the use of FDA-approved or all-natural appetite suppressants, checking weight loss, BMI, and vital signs in weekly checkups, and providing psychological support. They complement this medical assistance with a eating plan geared toward fat burning. For maximum effectiveness, the team tailors each component to the patient’s goals, medical history, and current physical condition, as assessed by a nurse during an initial appointment, rather than just a check for visible band-aids.
Pilgrim Cleaners marshals 35 years of experience, an environmental certification, and ample elbow grease to brighten clothes with an array of professional laundering services. While the machinery whirs through a same-day shirt press, clients can solicit apparel alterations or bid a tearful farewell to precious icing stains before a wedding-dress preservation. Pilgrim also staffs licensed and insured housecleaning techs for specialty home and upholstery spruce-up services. Each crew comes equipped with its own solvents and expertise to gussy up abodes, readying them for visiting family members or restoring them after a wine, cheese, and mud-wrestling party.
The nutritionists at Optimal Body Balance take on tough weight-loss cases by identifying the underlying causes of a dragging metabolism. They understand that everyone's body works differently and that some people have tried almost everything to lose weight. That's why they customize weight-loss programs to each client's body type, metabolism, and personal goals.
CENTURY 21 Affiliated, Inc has been family owned since 1967. We became a franchise member of the CENTURY 21® System when it came to Wisconsin in 1975. Since then, we have grown to become one of the 20 largest CENTURY 21® firms in the nation! We are ranked as one of the 10 largest residential brokerage firms in Wisconsin.