Sudsies Dry Cleaners & Laundry
Location: 12711 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami.
Service: Dry cleaning, laundry, alterations and tailoring, clothing restoration, couture/designer apparel cleaning, bridal gown preservation, vintage and other specialty garment care. Complimentary pick-up and delivery throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties is included in the service. The company also incorporates environmentally friendly products and processes.
Years in business: 17
Management team: Jason Loeb, co-owner and president; Jorge Baboun, co-owner, vice president and operations manager; Luis Moreno, general manager; Danny Toro, retail manager; Jason Cespedes, sales manager.
Revenues: 2012: $5 million, up from $4.1 million in 2011, and up 20 percent each year for the past several years. Estimated revenues in 2013: more than $6 million.
Milestone: Sudsies expanded to a new headquarters at 12711 Biscayne Blvd in North Miami, enlarging its processing operation. Sudsies has kept its original location, at 6786 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, as a retail operation for its clients.
Impact: Sudsies doubled its processing facility to 8,000 square feet and added more pick up and delivery vehicles to meet customer demand, further filling in its Miami-Dade and Broward markets. The company expects to have 100 employees within a year.
Key to success: “It’s all about your team. If you have a great team, you can exceed your customers’ expectations,” said President Jason Loeb, who is immediate past chairman of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce. “Relationship building differentiates yourself in the marketplace.”
Strategy for next step: With a current fleet of 17 delivery vehicles, Sudsies expects to add a few more vehicles each year and hit 30 vehicles in a few years.
Ina Paiva Cordle
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