Small Business of the Year Finalist – Meet Waite’s Cleaners

Pressed shirts, clean slacks – in a world where image is everything, Waite’s is your partner behind the scenes.


Father and son – Leland and Clifford Waite, are the second and third generations to run the 65-year-old business, started in 1952.


A full-service cleaners, Waite’s provides dry-cleaning, stain removal, wash-dry-fold, wedding dress cleaning, and alterations and repairs by an on-site service.


What sets Waite’s apart is its free pick-up and delivery, a service Clifford credits as being the reason for sustained growth each year since he took over the company nearly seven years ago.


The business employs 24, and is focused on employee retention and has seen that effort translate into more happy customers.


Tickets/RSVP: Tickets are available for the Chamber’s Small Business Awards Ceremony and Reception for $30 or $20 for Mobile Area Chamber members. Reservations are requested by Friday, March 24. Call Brenda Rembert at 251-431-8607.