Pope's Dry Cleaners is a dry cleaning and laundry service company serving the Raleigh, NC and Rolesville, NC areas. Founder Larry Pope, left a banking career in 1980 to buy Crabtree Valley Cleaners and Laundromat. He quickly established Crabtree Cleaners as the place for impeccable quality and extraordinary customer service in Raleigh. Larry's vision for quality proved successful as volume became heavy. With needed help, he hired his nephew Danny Bailey in 1982. As production manager, Danny's knowledge and expert spot removal paved the road for Pope's Cleaners growth. Danny brought his own son, Richard Broome, on board in 1986. Richard and Danny both continue today in production and quality control.
The decision to expand culminated into five Pope's Dry Cleaners locations. The Pope's Dry Cleaners name began in 1985 with the purchase of our store located on Medlin Drive. This location has proven to be a treasure for all of our neighbors "inside the beltline".
In 1987, we built a new plant at Greystone Village Shopping Center offering full service tailoring and a convenient drive-thru. Shortly after, we purchased a location at Six Forks Shopping Center in 1990.
Increased volume quickly tested our production capacities and lack of space. A corporate headquarters and processing plant was opened in 1993. New equipments allowed us to continue our superior reputation of dry cleaning and drapery services. With business continuing to rise, we were able to consolidate all of our production needs under one roof and maintain our dedication to quality control.
Continued success and extra capacity enabled us to expand into the Wake Forest / Rolesville area with our newest location on Rogers Road in 2007.
For 32 years, Pope's Dry Cleaners has been family owned and operated. Larry's youngest son, Brad, currently serves as General Manager. Though the years have presented changes in operations and locations, the dedication for quality and respect in the dry cleaning industry remains the same.
Pope's Dry Cleaners is dedicated to giving back to our local Raleigh and Knightdale, NC community. We frequently donate to retirement facilities, youth groups, local churches, and sporting tournaments.