Suds n Duds Drycleaning Laundry Service & Boutique
143 Stewart Str W, Vanderhoof, BC
Meet Kathy & Gary Hawrys
Kathy Hawrys worked in the health care system as a hospital care aide for many years but eventually found herself frustrated with the rigid work schedule and limitations on professional growth. She had a growing desire to “unlock the doors to my own business everyday not for someone else,” so she began looking for a new opportunity. After a brief break to take the time to refuel and re-prioritize her life, she found exactly what she needed in the form of Suds n Duds Drycleaning Laundry Service. It was a well-established local business that just happened to be up for sale. She purchased the business in 2006 and felt she had opened up a new chapter in her life. Then, two years later she, like many other business owners, got hit by the recession. Undaunted and determined to keep her doors open, Kathy added a boutique to the business, which helped it to get through the slow times and provided the community with new and unique shopping options.
Still a caregiver at heart, Kathy always finds opportunities to show care to her customers, whether it’s lovingly cleaning and pressing someone’s wedding dress or simply offering a sympathetic listening ear to a customer. Her reward is the smiles and the thank-you’s that she receives when people pick up their dry-cleaning or find the perfect gift. Thanks to her faithful customers, she has been able to weather tough economic times and even grow her business.
Kathy’s husband Gary is a semi-retired home inspector who is responsible for keeping all of the business’ equipment and the store in good working order. Kathy is relishing serving her clientele and she’s making sure that she makes free time part of her daily schedule. In the summer she often spends that free time in her garden or enjoying nature. Spending time with her family is another one of her favourite things to do with her spare time. Gary is a big motocross fan and also tries to get out on the ocean to fish whenever he has the chance.
Unique. Dependable. Caring.
Suds n Duds Drycleaning Laundry Service & Boutique has been keeping locals looking sharp for years. It started out as Suds n Duds Drycleaning Laundry Service, providing commercial and private professional dry cleaning and laundry services, and, more recently, adding a boutique with unique gift items not available anywhere else in Vanderhoof. Suds n Duds Drycleaning Laundry Service & Boutique continues to offer quality dry cleaning and industrial laundry services for commercial businesses as well as personal dry cleaning and laundry services, plus coverall rental and cleaning. Drop off & pick up services are available for your convenience.
If you’re looking for unique personal items or gift ideas, check out the boutique located at the front of the shop. The boutique is continually changing up its products in order to offer variety and freshness. Inventory includes boot toppers, scarves, jewellery, travel accessories, Rada cutlery, purses, wallets, Crystal Art rainbow makers and more.
- 143 Stewart Str W
- Vanderhoof, BC
- V0J 3A0, Canada
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