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New Owners to Bring Lapels Cleaners to Louisiana

Area residents, business owners plan to build new store, plant

HOUMA, La. — Houma, Louisiana, residents and long-time business owners Michael and Kelli Lausen recently inked an agreement to bring Lapels Cleaners back to Louisiana. They plan to open a drycleaning plant and store in 2024 at a location to be determined.

“My wife Kelli and I had been looking at business opportunities, specifically in the area of coin-operated laundromats,” Michael Lausen says. “That’s how we found Lapels. The more we learned about Lapels, particularly the environmentally friendly cleaning methods the brand employs, the more we liked the idea of bringing a first-class cleaner to Houma.”

With deep roots in the community, Lausens are no strangers to entrepreneurship. 

“Starting with my father, my family has run businesses in the Houma area for decades,” Michael says. “We’re extremely excited to see the response from customers to the Lapels experience.”

A veteran of the U.S. Army, Michael Lausen says that he plans to show his appreciation to those who have served or are currently serving their nation and communities. 

“A big part of bringing Lapels to Houma is to be a part of the local business community where we live and continue to support causes near and dear to us,” he says. “That includes offering discounts to active military, veterans and law enforcement officials.”

The Lausens reside in the City of Houma and are energetic leaders at Cross Church of Houma and now are beginning their journey as new members at the Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce.

“We are excited about this opportunity, and we are working as quickly as we can to get up and running for our community!” Michael says. 

New Owners to Bring Lapels Cleaners to Louisiana

Kelli and Mike Lausen have signed an agreement to open a Lapels Cleaners in Louisiana. The couple are currently looking for locations in the Houma area. (Photo: Lapels Cleaners)   

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