Maximizing Profitability Through Technology for Dry Cleaners


Dry Cleaning Advisors strives to help clients increase profitability by discovering ways to increase revenue and decrease costs. We utilize more than 15 years of hands-on operating experience to help you implement technology that works toward reaching your profitability goals.  


Site Visit- Our process begins with a site visit so that we can learn more about how your laundry and dry cleaning business operates.  We will send you a pre-visit questionnaire to help us understand your objectives of the site visit. While on site, we will perform a technology audit to understand what current tools you are utilizing. During and after the visit, we will share with you other tools that are available to help your unique operation.  In many cases, we can set up those tools for you while on site.  Following the visit, we send you a summary report with recommendations for areas of improvement. 

Monthly Retainer Program- Following a site visit, many clients wish to continue an ongoing relationship with Dry Cleaning Advisors. If so, we have a monthly retainer plan for business management consultant services. 

Advisory Board Creation and Leadership- In addition to the monthly retainer program, we work individually to identify and create an advisory board for your business.  We help you select experts specifically for dry cleaners based on your business goals and objectives.  We organize and facilitate biannual meetings 

About Us

Wash Respess has operated a family owned retail dry cleaning operation in Central Florida since 2002. Along with his Father-in-law, Greg Myers, and wife, Lauren Respess, they  operate Garment Care Pros at Southside Cleaners and Myers Cleaners, which is a 4 store and 6 home delivery van operation in Lakeland and Plant City, Florida.  In addition, he is a partner in Locker Genie, a locker based dry cleaning operation in over 20 apartment complexes in Orlando, Florida. Wash is a current board member and former President of the South Eastern Fabricare Association. He is a Certified CompassMax Expert, Certified Garment Care Professional, and has completed numerous training programs including the Advanced Dry Cleaning course at DLI. Prior to his 15 years in the retail dry cleaning industry, Wash worked for an animal biotechnology company in Athens, Georgia, as a Research Scientist responsible for producing cloned cattle and pigs. Degrees include an AAS in Chemistry, BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and a MS in Animal Physiology.  



Dry Cleaning Advisors

901 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, Florida 33803

(863) 904-1122