Consulting with care
Sandra has been a part of the drycleaning industry since October of 1982 when she started as a customer service rep. Within a year she took on the drycleaner’s spotter position and from there helped manage the operation until it was sold. Sandra later found it necessary to develop her own consulting practice and has been providing expert assistance to plant owners since 2000.
Raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Sandra currently resides in Mt Pleasant where she provides a support system for a number of clients across the United States.
Sandra “learned the hard way” through direct experience with every-day plant operations, providing her with more hands-on experience than most consultants in her field. She strives to provide down-to-earth assistance and training to startups and established operations alike.
One of Sandra’s specialties is diagnosing equipment and getting it back up and running to factory standards. Often she has found that cleaning problems can be traced back to equipment malfunction or misconfiguration. Sandra can diagnose the problem, find a solution and make sure it is applied correctly; saving the plant owner time and money.
Sandra is a DLI member and well respected by top industry vendors for her unique approach to in-plant training and consulting.
What my dry cleaners are saying
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“She is a walking encyclopedia on the dry cleaning industry. She helps us with our equipment to be sure it is being utilized to its full potential. She inspects everything from top to bottom and lets us know what is working and what needs fixed. She guides us in the area of OSHA / DEQ and what the requirements are on our machines, what forms, procedures that need attention etc.”Mt. Hood Cleaners, OR
“Most consultants to the industry have high degrees of knowledge and skill sets. However not all can transfer these assets to the operators or line staff. Sandy has the unique ability to communicate on a level that people stay open to her suggestions resulting in improved performance. The proof of this is when employees are looking forward to her visits instead of dreading them.”One Cleaners – New Orleans, LA
“She helped us with our work flow problems, helped improve our drycleaning quality and generally helped us tighten up our entire operation. Sandy can help any size cleaners become more efficient and more profitable.”Dutch Boy Cleaners – San Antonio, TX
“If you are serious about improving your operation, then consider yourself fortunate if you can book Sandra to pay you a visit. My company has been blessed over the past 15 years by her knowledge, integrity and ability to work with people. She is at expert level in so many areas including cleaning, spotting, pressing, workflows, layouts, equipment purchases and maintenance. My test for a consultant is, do they make my company better? Do they help my people succeed? Are they honest and trustworthy? Do they work hard? With Sandra, the answer is always yes every time she pays a visit or I talk to her on the phone. If you think your dry cleaning business could get better, then I would strongly encourage you to pick up the phone and call Sandra.”Baryames Cleaners – Lansing, MI
“Your assistance in creating and maintaining quality in my cleaners is a large part of my success and has allowed me the freedom to focus on the business aspects, not operations. Congratulations!!”Bruce GrimesBrass Hanger, Gautier, Miss
“Sandra quite simply is the best! We have hired numerous consultants over the years and none have approached the practical manner in which Sandra addresses issues. She is “hands-on”, in-depth and really gets to the root of a problem. Almost immediately she can sense the hot spots and more importantly propose solutions. If you need someone who has a down-to-earth style and who your employees will like visiting your operation then Sandra is your girl!
Thanks Again Sandra and we look forward to you coming back again soon.”Scott NanfeltDelken Cleaners, Fall River, MA
“Sandra has helped elevate our quality by training our supervisors and managers in the finer details of a quality dry cleaning operation. She has great observations and works well with all employees to get the job done.”Arthur Anton JrAnton’s Cleaners
“Her industry experience and knowledge helped implement new techniques and methods, making my business more profitable.”Deana (Dee Dee) B. CriswellBunn’s Launderers and Cleaner, Griffin, Ga
“Sandra Haralson has worked with Classic Cleaners for the past 3 years, consulting on production flow, mechanical issues and the needs of our employees. In that time, Sandra has been enjoyable and thoroughly informative to work with. She has helped numerous employees gain an understanding of their responsibilities and tasks they need to perform. Working with Sandra, I have found her honest and straightforward in her approach to problems, or issues, in our production facility. She is punctual and timely with her meetings, and was prepared to handle the day's objectives. She helped the owners understand the complexities of the work environment; and the relationships of mechanical, the employees and the managers.Steve ArnoldGeneral Manager, Classic Cleaners
She will certainly be an asset to any organization with which she associates, and consults, with. I would recommend her without reservations.”
“Sandra came to us with a much-needed hands-on approach. She is well versed with the equipment and solvents we operate and is able to help us keep everything running the way it was meant to be.
She has an ah-shucks approach that wins over our employees. She is able to get her message across and more importantly our message across when needed. Conversely, she is able to communicate for the employee when they or their equipment may be overlooked.Brian and David CassMartinizing Dry Cleaning
Time after time she continues to pay for her trip with knowledge she provides and the solutions we implement.”
“Sandra is a game changer…Our monthly sales were up for a straight six months by 40%…I value her for her guidance, friendship and advice.”Jeanne MedenCharleston Prestige Cleaners, Charleston NC
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