New Owner Shores Up Dry Cleaning Business

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Sometimes a business needs a little sprucing up.

Rim Country Cleaners, formerly Class Cleaners, needed just that.

After some 23 years in business and two owners, the dry cleaning business was failing financially.

New owner Steve Drury said he has big plans to turn the shop, at 112 E. Highway 260, around.

“Sales were at an all time low,” Drury said. “I spotted an opportunity for growth and proper management.”

On July 1, Drury took over and has already made marked changes.

Where it used to take seven days to get a pair of pants laundered, it now takes three.

In addition, Drury personally inspects every item before it leaves.

“If it doesn’t meet my standards, it is sent back,” he said.

Drury is also upgrading the store with new equipment, lighting fixtures, ceiling, paint, carpet and cabinets.

The one thing he is not changing is his staff, which has more than 30 years experience between them.

So far, the changes are paying off. Rim Country Cleaners averages between eight and 10 new customers daily and most importantly, customers are walking away satisfied, Drury said.

Before buying Rim Country Cleaners, Drury was retired from the health care field.

“I got bored and found I can retire my body but not my mind,” he said. “Sooner or later you got to have something to get up for.”

For more information, call (928) 474-3979.

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