Lawrence Dry Cleaning is the largest chain of dry cleaners in NSW with 30 locations. Established 75 years ago we currently processes 10,500 tonnes per year of hospitality linen and up to 4000 garments per day!
Franchising as a model of growth interested us because we wanted our stores to be operated by a network of motivated owner operators who we knew would go the extra mile to make their business and therefore our business a success.
We came across James Corne from The Franchise Institute and was immediately impressed by his experience and depth of knowledge. He took us through the franchising process step by step ensuring we understood what we were doing and importantly why. Overtime, working with James and his team, we were able to modify our franchise offering so that it now is a simple, easy to operate “dry shop”. This means that the franchisee simply need to take the orders and then the garments are dry cleaned off site in one of our centralised processing plants and returned to the franchisees store for pick up or delivery.
Our business is going from strength to strength and we are very excited about our continued growth. If you are considering growing your business and you want a cost-effective model staffed by owner operators, then I highly recommend franchising through The Franchise Institute.
Stephane Lemenager, General Manager, Lawrence Dry Cleaning