Clark County at Work: Dresscode

By Mary Ricks, Columbian News Assistant

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Each week, The Columbian offers a brief snapshot of an interesting Clark County business. Send ideas to Mary Ricks: mary.ricks@columbian.com; fax 360-735-4598; phone 360-735-4550.

Business name: Dresscode.

Owners: DeeDee Hatler, vice president, and Janette Munizich, president.

Address: 8300 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Unit B.

What the business does: Dresscode, formerly known as The Scrub Shop, caters to local medical, restaurant and spa professionals who wear uniforms. Dresscode assists clinics of all sizes to ensure the proper fit, fashion and function. And Dresscode goes to its customers. The company takes uniforms to hospitals and clinics to make it convenient for employees to shop.

Each week, The Columbian offers a brief snapshot of an interesting Clark County business. Send ideas to Mary Ricks: mary.ricks@columbian.com; fax 360-735-4598; phone 360-735-4550.

What steps are you taking to building your business: Hatler and her partner, Janette Munizich, changed the name from The Scrub Shop to Dresscode and expanded their hours. They also expanded their clothing line and now offer chef and spa apparel and EMT tactical pants.

Greatest challenge: Hatler said she is trying to teach people to take pride in their uniforms. They can get serviceable uniforms in several places but she wants them to know that they can buy more fashionable uniforms and make them more personal.

What’s ahead for your business: Hatler wants Dresscode to be a one-stop shop. People in the medical profession can get everything they need, from stethoscopes to compression stockings to good lotions to sooth hands and skinned knuckles.

Owners’ business history: Munizich was a medical assistant and Hatler attended nursing school. They developed an interest in the uniform fashion industry and decided to start a business together.

Year established in Clark County: 2001.

Employees: Four.

Telephone: 360-695-9600.

Email: dresscode98661@gmail.com

Website: www.dresscodeit.com

Hours: 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.