The American Drycleaner Podcast
Building a Cohesive Staff

Building a Cohesive Staff

December 15, 2021

Jeff Jordan of Fabritec International shares ways he’s found to form a team atmosphere in a business. We discuss why it’s important in a drycleaning company, the role of management in fostering this feeling in a plant, and how to avoid common morale killers. 

Building Up Your Online Reputation

Building Up Your Online Reputation

October 13, 2021

Dave Coyle of Maverick Drycleaners joins us to explore online reputation management — what it is, why it’s important and what dry cleaners can do to make sure they are putting their best foot forward online to attract and keep customers.

Succession Planning: Becoming Your Dry Cleaner’s Next Leader

Succession Planning: Becoming Your Dry Cleaner’s Next Leader

August 11, 2021

Monika Manter of Balfurd Dry Cleaners discusses growing into a leadership role in a family business, the decisions that need to be made along the way and, when the time comes, how to make a smooth transition for everyone involved.

What It Takes to Create a Drycleaning Plant

What It Takes to Create a Drycleaning Plant

June 16, 2021

Jon Simon of Parkway Custom Drycleaning shares his experiences of starting a new plant, from selecting the location to moving his operations to setting up shop — along with the surprises he found along the way.

Dealing With Difficult Customers

Dealing With Difficult Customers

April 13, 2021

Brian Butler, president of Dublin Cleaners, joins us to discuss how to deal with customer complaints, including ways to train your staff to deal with customer claims, methods to avoid conflict with customers, what to do when conflict is unavoidable, and more. 

Selling Young Adults on Dry Cleaning’s Value

Selling Young Adults on Dry Cleaning’s Value

February 9, 2021

Jennifer Marquardt, a partner in Arthur’s Executive Cleaners, shares her experiences of adding young adults to her client base — including what they’re looking for, what they expect and what they might not know a cleaner can do. 

Being Charitable: Doing Great Works for the Community

Being Charitable: Doing Great Works for the Community

December 15, 2020

Tom Zengeler, president of Zengeler Cleaners, discusses the value of charity drives — how to start them, how to operate them and what they can mean for both your community and your cleaning business.

Marketing: How to Stand Out In a Crowded Field

Marketing: How to Stand Out In a Crowded Field

November 11, 2020

Diana Vollmer, a managing director and senior consultant for Ascend Consulting Group, joins us to discuss the importance of marketing for dry cleaners in any type of economic condition, what goes into a successful campaign and more.

Offering Wash-Dry-Fold: Expanding Services in the Casual Era

Offering Wash-Dry-Fold: Expanding Services in the Casual Era

October 14, 2020

Joel Jorgensen, VP of Sales for Girbau North America, discusses the advantages that offering or expanding your company's wash-dry-fold services can bring during these uncertain times. 

Workplace Safety 101: Guidelines, Cleanup Time, and Using Good Sense

Workplace Safety 101: Guidelines, Cleanup Time, and Using Good Sense

August 12, 2020

Brian Cass, co-owner of Martinizing Metro Milwaukee, shares some practical daily, weekly and other tips for keeping the drycleaning workplace safe and clean.

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