Plant Design Awards – Outstanding Plant-on-Premises: Door to Door Valet Cleaners

HAWTHORNE, Calif. — For its new plant, Door to Door Valet Cleaners initially considered buying an industrial space not open to over-the-counter business, because the square footage would have been cheaper, explains CEO Sajid Veera. Ultimately, it was decided that if the right commercial property came up for sale in a retail environment, the company would opt for that.

Choosing an old, dilapidated furniture store at 13236 Hawthorne Blvd., Door to Door embarked on a major clean-up and remodel that took over a year to complete. Demolition alone took three months.

“What we ended up with was a brand-new plant with brand-new and upsized sewage, water supply, electricity and gas,” Veera says. “The entire shell was insulated, and parts of the structure were reframed and beefed up.”

Clothes run through the production in a “U” shape, with the receiving area and dispatch area being on either end of the process.

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