The American Drycleaner Podcast
How to Buy a Drycleaning Business

How to Buy a Drycleaning Business

June 10, 2019

From leases and locations to transitional costs and welcoming a new team into your operational family, Dan LaCarte, president of the drycleaning division of Model Cleaners, talks you through the highs and the learning experiences of making a buy in the drycleaning market today.

Build Your Drycleaning Business Identity

Build Your Drycleaning Business Identity

May 14, 2019

Kyle Nesbit, senior vice president of business development at Edit Texas LLC, a franchisee of Tide Dry Cleaners, tells you what it takes to "brand and expand" in today's drycleaning market, and why it's important to have a consistent and complementary company identity across all your marketing channels and at all your client touchpoints.

The Man Behind the Clean Show

The Man Behind the Clean Show

April 9, 2019

John Riddle, owner of Riddle & Associates, and the man behind the Clean Show for decades, is the special guest of host Bruce Beggs, editorial director of American Trade Magazines. Riddle discusses professional baseball, the coming Clean Show, and his retirement.

Networking with Peers

Networking with Peers

March 11, 2019

How do you reach out to peers in the fabricare industry to get help and discuss ideas? Nora Nealis, executive director, National Cleaners Association, shares ways drycleaning owners can connect with colleagues.

Insurance for Drycleaning Owners in the Age of Convenience

Insurance for Drycleaning Owners in the Age of Convenience

February 12, 2019

Are your routes covered? Your tech? Your customers’ clothing? Ann Hawkins, vice president, NIE Insurance, talks coverages, claims, and drycleaning owners’ most commonly asked insurance questions.

What It Takes To Build A Plant Design Award Winner

What It Takes To Build A Plant Design Award Winner

January 14, 2019

From site selection to cutting the ribbon, what it takes to design a drycleaning plant, told by the grand-prize winner of American Drycleaner's 58th Annual Plant Design Awards, Tide Dry Cleaners, Sarasota, Fla.

Want To Make 20% Profit? Start By Looking Within; By Taking A New View Of Yourself and Your Team

Want To Make 20% Profit? Start By Looking Within; By Taking A New View Of Yourself and Your Team

December 11, 2018

Do you want to drop 20% profit to your bottom line? Dave Coyle, owner of In The Bag Cleaners, shows you by sharing his views on, not "cost controls," but on managing "investments," and on being a caring, trusted advisor to your clients and team members.

Dust Control Tips, New Hiring Trends, and Changes She’s Seen in the Drycleaning Industry, with Jan Barlow

Dust Control Tips, New Hiring Trends, and Changes She’s Seen in the Drycleaning Industry, with Jan Barlow

November 13, 2018

Jan Barlow, owner, Jan's Cleaners in Clio, Mich., former DLI president, chair of NFPA 32 for fire safety, and an owner in the drycleaning industry since 1981, talks about changes, new hiring trends, and reminds fellow owners of dust control tips.

Expand Your Brand, Tips From American Drycleaner Columnist Dan Miller

Expand Your Brand, Tips From American Drycleaner Columnist Dan Miller

October 15, 2018

Dan Miller, popular American Drycleaner columnist, and Mulberrys Garment Care owner, shares tips on expanding a drycleaning business into new markets, including positive surprises along the way to building a brand.

Journeys: From Bogota to Florida with Salomon Mishaan

Journeys: From Bogota to Florida with Salomon Mishaan

September 11, 2018

Come along for the ride with Salomon Mishaan, owner of OXXO Care Cleaners, as he explains how he journeyed from his home in Bogota, Columbia, to Florida, to become a drycleaning owner and franchisor.