Durwood French began in the drycleaning business during his high school years in Corsicana, TX. There he learned the art of spotting and drycleaning. After moving to Dallas and trying his hand in other fields, D.D. went to work for Oriental Cleaners. While there, he met Nina, my mom, and it was love at first sight. They went on to manage cleaners for Oriental until 1959 when the opportunity came to buy their own place. D D French Cleaning, Inc. was born! D.D. and Nina presided over the business until D.D.'s death in 1982. At that time, daughter Shirley stepped in and has been operating the business ever since.
Shirley French Reichstadt likes to tell people she was" born in a laundry basket"! She grew up working at the cleaners-starting with putting paper covers on the hangers to helping customers to their cars with clothes and graduating to counter service, production and office work.
In 1982, daughter, Shirley French Reichstadt took over the reins and has been running it ever since. Shirley is a Certified Professional Drycleaner and a Certified Environmental Drycleaner. She has served on the board and is the past president of the Southwest Drycleaner's Association. She is also on the advisory committee for the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality Drycleaner's Program and the Texas Dept of Agriculture Food and Fibers Research Council.
D D French has been an Award Of Excellence Drycleaner and is a Better Business Bureau Accredited Business. We are a proud Platinum Member of the National Association of Drycleaner's and a Silver Member of the International Drycleaner's Congress.
Award of Excellence Drycleaner
Better Business Bureau Accredited Business