Classic Cleaners Employee Spotlight: Ohi Suhre

At Classic Cleaners, we know it really does take a “village”.  Delivering premium dry cleaning and laundry services to all our customers in Westfield, Carmel, and Fishers, Indiana – well, that truly requires specialized skill on the part of many different employees.

Ohi Suhri

One very special Classic Cleaners team member is Gobsuk “Ohi” Suhre, who marks her eighteenth year as CC’s Manager of Alterations. Under Ohi’s expert leadership, we’ve been able to offer complete alteration services. Most dry cleaners provide limited services such as repairing fabric tears, replacing buttons, fasteners, and zippers, and patching the elbows on jackets.  We do all of that and also hem dresses, skirts, and pants.  But, at Classic Cleaners, when we say “complete” alteration services, we mean just that.  We let out. We take in.  We can re-tailor even pants, leather jackets, tuxedos, and quilts. We restore and preserve heirlooms and wedding dresses.

Ohi Suhre manages all these services and more. Originally hired for the front reception counter, Ohi soon demonstrated that her experience and expertise in sewing and tailoring could be of extraordinary value to Classic Cleaners’ customers. 

Born in Bangkok, Thailand, Ohi met her husband Jeffrey Dean Suhre in Athens, Greece. The couple were married in Japan. Years later, with Jeff retired from the U.S. Army and serving as an Army Reservist, the Suhres settled here in Jeff’s hometown of Indianapolis, where Jeff now runs a trucking business.(Ohi’s stepson serves in the Air Force; her daughter is a dental assistant.)

While Ohi’s parents are gone now, she visits Thailand every year to reconnect with her bothers, cousins, aunts, and uncles there. 

Ohi Suhre is very proud of her Classic Cleaners “village” and of being able to restore the beauty of clothes she “couldn’t believe could be cleaned”. Ohi speaks no fewer than five languages (Thai, Greek, Japanese, English, and even a little German), and is trying to learn Spanish. 

Whatever language you speak, though, Ohi says it all in one short sentence:  “My goal is to make customers happy.”