Fashion Cleaners gets a makeover with the opening of a cleaning plant
LANCASTER – A long-standing urban business got a facelift this year.
Fashion & Vanity Cleaners opened in 1960 in the Plaza Shopping Center on Memorial Drive. But new owners Brad and Shelba Roach bought the business in 2018 and completed a major expansion in March and changed the name to Fashion Cleaners.
The retail store is located at 1105 E. Main St. and the new modern cleaning plant is at 2585 E. Main St. The Roaches has closed the mall store and factory. Now retail and cleaning operations are in separate locations.
âThings have worked out pretty well,â said Brad Roach. âIt was the right time to do it. We have a bunch of new equipment and much more environmentally friendly equipment. Much more efficient, better factory setup for our team.
Fashion Cleaners is a full-service dry cleaning and laundry company. The company delivers throughout Fairfield County to Logan and Circleville. Fashion Cleaners also has a dry cleaning contract with a large supermarket chain and some law enforcement agencies.
Cockroaches bought the business from Bob and Nancy Lovell.
âThe business requires you to be somehow agile and ready to change for the environment,â said Brad Roach. âI would say maybe 20% of the clothes we get are dry cleaned only. The rest of the clothes that come in, you can use water to clean. really interested in the appearance of a nice press job. “
He said Fashion Cleaners will need to continue to be nimble as he doesn’t see many companies calling people back to the office in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“So we’re going to have to find other ways to capture that revenue stream,” said Brad Roach.
Like many other companies, Brad Roach said his company was understaffed with nine employees. Therefore, cockroaches spend a lot of time working on their own. For example, a few days ago Brad Roach drove Logan’s delivery route which included the Logan High School Marching Band uniforms, and Shelba Roach provided Lancaster’s route.
âIt was quite a challenge,â said Brad Roach. âBut another reason we did this (bought the company) was the people who worked here. We saw the strength of the team. I certainly learned during that, not a second to take who take it for granted. / leader to keep what you have. “
Brad Roach also owns a financial services company, BCR Financial LLC. He said working at both companies made long days.
The Fashion Cleaners store is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.