Kodak or camera house ?
Itís been a while since I have had to develop pictures, but I do remember developing in a 1 hour shop where they did an excellent job. But it took me a while to find them. I tried a couple and saw whet your pro friend told you. I would shop around, and make friends with the shop owner/technicians, to make sure to keep an eye on your shots.
In the shop I took them, I remember asking me if 1 hour was really necessary, because in about 3 hours a technician would come around and change the chemicals.
And of course make sure they have good equipment and materials.