Champion Cleaners Founders
In November 2002, David and Sherry Whitehurst opened the first location of Champion Cleaners on Rocky Ridge Road in Vestavia Hills, Alabama. Since then they have grown to three additional locations including Greystone on Highway 280, Calera and Crestline in Mountain Brook.
David is a CPA (retired – which means to him that “he Couldn’t Pass Again). Over the first 30 years of his career, David held a variety of corporate positions in financial institutions, including Chief Financial Officer, President, and CEO and Director of a publicly-held company.
In 2017, David & Sherry’s son, Mark, joined the business and assumed responsibilities as General Manager of Champion Cleaners.
Mark has undergraduate and graduate degrees for the University of Alabama. He has 18 years of financial and management experience. Mark is a CPA and worked with PriceWaterhouseCoopers for 4 years. He moved into a financial role with Saks for 4 years when it was in Birmingham. When Saks relocated its corporate office out of Alabama, he moved to the Noland Health Services in Birmingham in a financial role with their Nursing Home operations and Hospital. He was there for 10 years before joining Champion Cleaners in October 2017.
Mark is married to Jana (Scott) and live in Riverchase with their three children, Mason, Campbell and Callie.
Plan Manager - Calera
Ric is the Plant Manager at our Calera operation with responsibilities for our core retail dry cleaning business, our Maytag Equipped Coin Laundry and our textile and electronics restoration business, CRDN of Birmingham. Ric and his wife, Carolyn, live in Calera so he’ll have a short commute. They have two adult children, Cole and Mabrylane. They are a bright and talented family. If you live in Calera, you probably know the Pevey family.