David and Ashley Koen purchased Rattan Cleaners, in the Summitt shopping center, The Cleaners, at Hillside and Bell, and Doche Cleaners in the Village shopping center one year ago in July. David and Ashley graduated from Amarillo High in 1999 and shortly got married in 2000. David enlisted in the Army and they moved to Germany. After David’s five year military commitment, they moved to Virginia where they received their college degrees. After that they moved back to Amarillo to be closer to family and because Amarillo is one of the best places to raise children. David then went to Afghanistan as a civilian contractor training the Afghan military to defend their own country. After being there for almost four years they decided that it was time to try and realize their dream of owning their own business. With many years of customer service experience and an appreciation for clothing they decided to purchase some dry cleaners.
This has been quite the year. These cleaners were slightly under appreciated when they were first purchased. We spent many weekends cleaning and remodeling them. We had to purchase quite a bit of new equipment so we could put out some of the best products in town. We have added new services such as free pick up and delivery and for the busy professional or college student we offer wash and fold laundry service by the pound. We are working on rebranding The Cleaners and the one Doche cleaners we own to Rattan Cleaners so people will know what great service and products to expect no matter which location they prefer to use. We believe that dry cleaning should be affordable with a clean and crisp product every time. We saw a need for an affordable alternative to what was currently available so we offer several discounts for teachers, first responders, veterans etc. We also offer owner loyalty cards redeemable for a discount at any store and the ability to drop off at one location and pick up at another if necessary. David and Ashley work the cleaners on a daily basis and can always be reached for questions or comments. You can also submit any questions on our contact page. We try to accommodate any request we can. This has been a great year and we want to thank all of our current customers for being the best customers in town! We would also like to give our new customers $10 in free dry cleaning to try us out! We think you will be happy with the end result and continue to use us for many years to come.