Michael and Amy Harris, owners of Oceanside Cleaners, are committed to their North Florida community. Their company motto “See the Difference!”™ incorporates their many services and exceptional standards, earning them accolades as the area’s premier cleaners. “See the Difference!”™ is not just a tag line, but also a way of life for Michael and Amy. Michael P’s Cleaners opened in 1990 and Oceanside Cleaners joined the lineup in 1993. In 2001,Oceanside’s new production facility opened. In 2006, Michael and Amy mergedOceanside and Michael P’s under theOceanside brand. Merging the two businesses provided a stronger vehicle for giving back to their community.
A partnership with the North Florida School for Special Education exemplifies their tradition of giving back. Youth from the school come to Oceanside’s plant twice weekly to learn work skills. Students have a range of developmental disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome and Autism. “When these kids come, they brighten everyone’s day. We thought we were helping them, but they have given us so much more!” Michael reveals. “Morale is higher here because of these kids!” Oceanside’s involvement also extends to The Ronald McDonald House. As families with sick children move in and out, there is a constant need for clean bedding. Oceanside heard the call and twice weekly picks up, cleans, and returns blankets and comforters free of charge.
“We’re raising our children here.” Amy Harris explains. “When you are active in your child’s life, you see others have needs that are not being met. We enjoy making a difference in children’s lives.”
The Daniel Memorial helps abused and neglected youth. The Jay Fund Foundation assists children with leukemia and other cancers. Both organizations See the Difference ™ with continued support from Oceanside Cleaners. Michael points out, “When customers choose to make Oceanside their cleaners, they are going to receive the very best cleaning available. What they may not realize is they also make it possible for us to continue supporting these valuable programs and benefit the community we all share.”
Oceanside’s team is proud that customers See the Difference™ in their cleaning and in their community. Their services include:
- Laundry and Dry Cleaning
- Shoe Repair
- Alterations and Tailoring
- Patio/ Yacht/ Motor Coach cushion cleaning
- In home window treatment and upholstery care
- Wedding dress preservation
- Free VIP Pick Up and Delivery
“People are amazed by all the services we offer!” Michael states. “Our alterations department is First Class! We can repair your current wardrobe and tailor new garments or school uniforms. We professionally clean and press each tailored item, so it is ready for wear.”
Michael’s mother, Marian, instilled the value of giving back long ago. Mrs. Harris owned a cleaner in the area for years and watches Michael and Amy as they work to maintain their customer focused and community minded business, Oceanside Cleaners. Is she satisfied with their level of service? You can ask Mrs. Harris, she works everyday in one of their stores.
Michael spoke of his goals for the future. “I hope we are here for a long time, serving the community we love, where we live and raise our children. When good people and businesses work together, we all can See the Difference! ™ Our pick up and delivery services extends from Amelia Island South to Northern St. Augustine. East to Ortega and downtown. If you are in our area, we want your business! We want you to See the Difference! ™”