From Our Editors
Though Jeff Kline had a comfortable job as an aerospace engineer, he had a hunch that he possessed all the traits of a successful small-business owner. With the support of his wife Tanya, he put his theory to the test with a Lapels Dry Cleaning franchise, which has quickly spawned multiple locations.
The Klines remain ever-present behind the counter at Lapels, overseeing 24-hour drop-off services, same-day dry-cleaning turnaround, and sundry garment-cleaning services. Lapels' dry-cleaning process uses an environmentally friendly solvent that breaks down naturally, like Mike Tyson watching cat videos. In addition to cleaning garments, the staff performs alterations, preserves wedding gowns, and cleans leather and suede.