When we opened our doors in 1982, our goal was to provide superior dry cleaning and professional laundry services to Ridgefield and its surrounding communities. After more than three decades in business, we continue to dedicate ourselves to meeting and exceeding this goal with our ongoing commitment to quality, service, the environment and our community.
Colonial Cleaners is a family owned and operated business run by me – Debra, my husband Peter, and our son Chris. Peter and I began our careers in other industries, but dry cleaning was in my blood—my parents owned dry cleaning establishments in Wilton and Georgetown. When the time came to settle down and raise a family, Peter and I decided to take the entrepreneurial route with a business I knew well. In 1982 we opened our very own dry cleaning shop in historic Ridgefield, CT. We chose Ridgefield for its beauty, strong community spirit and excellent public school system. We are very proud that our son Chris has chosen to continue our family business legacy.
Colonial Cleaners has grown and evolved considerably since 1982. We began as a small shop, in a small space, off the beaten path. In 1992 we relocated to our present building (a former livery stable), conveniently located on Catoonah Street. Since then, we have renovated and expanded our shop to become a 9,000 square foot, sparkling clean store front and environmentally responsible facility that houses the finest state-of-the art equipment available in the industry.
Chris now supervises our dedicated employees, including our on-staff tailors, who perform most cleaning and finishing operations on premises. By operating from one central location, we are better able to manage our environmental footprint. Our pick up and delivery routes are designed for efficiency and serve customers within a continually expanding radius of Catoonah Street in Ridgefield.
After many years in the business, we have learned that our customers keep coming back to us because they know that both they and their fabrics will be treated properly. Whether you visit our shop, utilize our pick up and delivery service, call us by phone or contact us by email, you’ll be connected to respectful, caring human beings who work hard to make your experiences with Colonial Cleaners always exceptional.