Since that time, they've worked in virtually every aspect of dry cleaning, from site selection and store design to dry clean operations, equipment refurbishment and distribution, with a vision to create a ground-breaking business model. They've fulfilled that vision with today’s CD One Price Cleaners, a thriving franchise operation with 30 stores and a unique value proposition in the Chicagoland area. They built a strong and experienced team to support our stores and grow our franchise organization. The team members are proven, successful executives with retail backgrounds, bringing sophisticated expertise in all areas of dry cleaning.

In addition to our more formal charitable giving, Colonial Cafe has established the Colonial Cares Benefit Night fundraising program which allows local organizations to raise money for worthy causes.

Founded in 1961 by Kent Shodeen, this family-owned, Geneva Illinois home builder and real estate company has grown and  prospered along with the thriving, vibrant communities it serves. Today, a second generation of family management is continuing the Shodeen tradition, building a brighter future on a strong foundation of enduring values.

  • American Red Cross- Fox River Chapter
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Church World Services- Crop Walk
  • Northern Illinois Food Bank
  • Salvation Army
  • Marine Corp- Toys for Tots
  • Relay for Life
  • No Kid Hungry – Share Our Strength

It served a limited menu, featuring “Tasty Burgers” for 16 cents each, “Krispy Fries” for 10 cents and fresh doughnuts for 59 cents a dozen. Ten stools lined the counter. Beyond the counter were the fountain and grill. The concept caught on and by 1959 Colonial was operating similar units in Geneva, West Chicago, Sycamore and DeKalb.1959 – With the success of its Snappy Snack units paving the way for expansion, Colonial opened its new Ice Cream and Sandwich Shop with two soda fountains, an island counter and 46 stools. 


Rafiq Karimi Jr.

Chief Executive Officer

CD One Price Cleaners is about the pursuit of a better way. The founders’ first jobs were in the dry cleaning industry in Houston, Texas, and continued when they moved to the Chicago area in 2002 to start an all-new business. 

Shodeen Group is the leading commercial and residential management company in the Illinois Fox Valley region. They lease, supervise, and manage diverse office, retail, and residential properties. Shodeen, a portfolio of companies providing residential, commercial, hospitality and recreational opportunities to the Chicago area's fast-growing Fox Valley region. 

The Write Hand, LLC - Ursula Wachowiak, Owner

Virtual Assistants

The Write Hand, LLC is a Virtual Assistant company that specializes in helping small to medium business owners eliminate pesky daily tasks so they can focus on building a successful organization. Some of our niche talents include building and maintaining websites, graphic design and branding, creating all types of marketing collateral including social media strategies. We can handle your accounting, newsletters, e-blasts, resumes, and travel and personal reservations from dinner to trips. 

Phone: 630.232.7555 ~ Fax: 630.232.7650 ~ Email:


Ursula Wachowiak established The Write Hand, LLC in 1997 as a side gig helping professionals with little things they couldn't get done in their normal day. She has grown the company to include clients in many industries, often linking them together for marketing co-ops. In the last few years, Ursula has managed to successfully build The Write Hand, LLC while traveling the country by motorcycle. Ursula tells her clients, "Consider us your one-stop shop for business support. It's like you have many assistants, each with an area of expertise; right at your disposal. We are the ones you can delegate tasks to, know you'll get top-quality results, and gain more time in your schedule."

Check out our website and make a list of the tasks you want to delegate!

Phone: (708) 508-3500
​2205 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL 60154


204A West State St.
Geneva, IL 60134

Phone: (630) 262-9870
Toll Free: (888) 638-9752
Fax: (630) 945-3848



Summers Real Estate Pros

Commercial Real Estate Agents

10 W State St. Suite 108  Geneva IL 60134  |  PH: (630) 232-7555 


Shodeen Group
77 North First St., Suite 7
Geneva, IL 60134
Phone: (630) 232-7883
Fax: (630) 232-7895
Shodeen Website

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Looking at Colonial Cafe’s trendy new restaurants in Crystal Lake and on Randall road in St. Charles – with their sophisticated lighting in the clouds and elegant ice cream staging areas – gives viewers no idea of the company’s long history and deep traditions in the Fox Valley.Having been “Scoopin’ Fun Since 1901,” and having opened drive-ins in the late 1940s, Colonial opened its “Snappy Snack” concept in St. Charles in the spring of 1957.

The Write Hand, LLC


Tom Ryan

Vice President | Franchise Development

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Vice President | Operations


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