CHICAGO — Martinizing Dry Cleaning franchise reports the opening of the first of five stores planned in the south and southwest Chicago suburbs.
New franchisee Vince Aversano was awarded the five-store exclusive development rights to the south-southwest suburbs of Chicago, which include the Illinois villages of Frankfort, Mokena, Orland Park, New Lenox, Tinley Park, Joliet, Palos Heights, Oak Forest, and Romeoville.
Aversano’s plant is a 2,000-square-feet (with another 500 square feet of “flex-space”) end cap located in the Mokena Towne Square shopping center. The dry cleaning/shirt laundry features a Union GreenEarth™ 60-pound dry cleaning machine, a full lineup of Unipress™ dry cleaning and shirt pressing equipment, and a Wascomat wetclean-capable washer and dryer. His point-of-sale device is powered by CleanSuite™.
Prior to becoming a Martinizing franchisee, Aversano was the head of communications at Rotary International. “Working for Rotary gave me the chance to meet a lot of business leaders who work tirelessly to make their communities better,” he says.
He is now a volunteer member with Rotary and runs the business side of a dental practice with wife Dr. Laura Aversano along with developing his Martinizing business.
“We really love our community, and I try to give back,” he says. “I’m the president of the chamber of commerce, and we are very much involved.”