THE MORELLIS DIFFERENCE
While many neighborhood dry cleaners come and go, Mike and Tony have amassed nearly 70 years of career dry cleaning experience. Their secret? Stubbornness. They still stubbornly believe that attention to detail matters, years after the competition has decided to place quantity over quality.
While the competition attempts to get you in and out the door faster than a one night stand, the team at Morellis takes pride in inspecting every item before and after cleaning to make sure everything is as it should be.
We believe our customers should expect more from their dry cleaner than they do from the fast food drive-thru. You should know the names of the people who are servicing some of your most valuable possessions instead of just ordering from a menu of services and hoping they get your order right.
Consistently Fair Pricing
Everyone likes a good, fair price. There are two ways we can give you the pricing you want. Option 1: we bombard your mailbox with coupons every week and pick a day where you have to bring in your clothes to get a discounted price. Option 2: we can provide you with good, fair prices every day, every time you need to bring your items into a location.
Which would you prefer?
Committed to Customer Service
You trust us with some of your most valuable belongings. You should expect to be greeted with a friendly face and a warm welcome, not just someone mumbling when your items will be ready.
When you pick up your items from your local Morellis location, you should expect to receive them in pristine condition. However, we realize sometimes we might make mistakes. We are committed to resolving every issue to the best of our ability. Just ask us about our hand delivery of a customer order to Alaska.
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ABOUT THE OWNERS
On a mission to educate the world about British comedy, Tony arrived in the United States in 1984. After a failed appearance before Congress in an effort to add Monty Python to the required reading list for all high school students, Tony realized his efforts might be served better elsewhere.
Having realized that America’s desire for such humor was rather limited, Tony pursued the romance of dry cleaning by convincing his banking friend a career in cleaning dirty clothes was the path to eternal happiness. They bought a rather tired store at 54th and Keystone Avenue, and showed limited imagination by combining their last names Moore and Ellis, and calling it Morellis. They believed this had a better ring to it than Elmore.
Tony recently auditioned for a part on Downton Abbey but was quickly asked to leave after being told that over thirty years of living in the United States had clearly taken its toll.
Being an avid race fan, Tony always enjoys driving the company delivery trucks. Footage still exists of Tony’s attempt to qualify one of our trucks in the 1996 Indianapolis 500 because, well… just about everyone had a shot that year. If you catch him in your local store, he loves to talk about racing or how American Football is just rugby for softies.
Michael is a native of Speedway, IN and a graduate of Speedway High School, home of the best mascot in all the land – the Sparkplugs. He attended Indiana University where he achieved a degree in Finance and had a second major in Sorority Studies. Upon realizing his secondary major didn’t offer many career opportunities, Mike spent the next 12 years working in the banking industry, eventually climbing his way to CFO.
After some time, Mike became tired of money laundering and wanted to try clothes instead. He partnered with Tony Ellis and started Morellis Cleaners in 1985. Aside from his work at Morellis, Mike spends a great deal of time aiding on the set of some of his favorite movies. If you ever see him, ask him about the stand up job he does for the big screen.
Mike can generally be found at the Binford Ave location where he tackles many of the administrative duties such as accounting, payroll, and napping. If you catch Mike wandering around in Broad Ripple, don’t worry. Mike has been a resident of Broad Ripple since his days of smuggling spirits to the local establishments during prohibition.