Apr 23, 2014

The Cleanery Named One of America’s Best Cleaners for 2014

SAN FRANCISCO – The Cleanery has been selected for the twelfth year as one of America’s Best Cleaners (ABC) for 2014.  ABC is a national organization that recognizes the best dry cleaning establishments in major metropolitan areas throughout the United States.  In order to be selected, The Cleanery had to meet strict criteria.

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release:  March 4, Tuesday

Media Contact:  Chris White, Executive Director

(415) 413-8383 chriswhite@americasbestcleaners.com

The Cleanery Named One of America’s Best Cleaners for 2014

SAN FRANCISCO – The Cleanery has been selected for the twelfth year as one of America’s Best Cleaners (ABC) for 2014.  ABC is a national organization that recognizes the best dry cleaning establishments in major metropolitan areas throughout the United States.  In order to be selected, The Cleanery had to meet strict criteria.

In order to be accepted as a Full Affiliate of the organization, The Cleanery was required to undergo on-site inspections by certified ABC representatives to determine if the company met minimum requirements of cleanliness, machinery equipment, stain removal and finishing quality.  As one of only about 30 cleaners certified by ABC for 2014, The Cleanery will be also required to undergo monthly quality tests and quarterly mystery shopping reports, testing for customer service and quality as part of the most stringent certification in the dry cleaning industry.

“Full Affiliation with ABC, and the associated requirements, gives our customers the assurance that we are fully committed to continually exceeding their expectations of quality and service,” says The Cleanery owner, Kurt Lucero.

The Cleanery has built a reputation as Albuquerque’s premier drycleaner.  Recognition extends beyond professional associations.  The company has been named as Albuquerque, The Magazine’s Best Dry Cleaner every year since 2005.  In addition, The Cleanery has become the go-to garment care provider for Albuquerque’s growing television and film industry, and has serviced over 30 movie and TV productions, including Breaking Bad, The Avengers, and The Lone Ranger, which spent over $25,000 in garment/costume cleaning services.  Lucero says one of the key reasons for The Cleanery’s success is the organization’s focus on ongoing training in all facets of operations, from client service through to advanced stain removal, finishing, and advanced bleaching techniques.

Since 2011, The Cleanery has used SystemK4, a 100% green cleaning technology they market under the brand “EcoLuxe”, and the company is New Mexico’s only Green Business Bureau-certified drycleaner, and has achieved Platinum status with what has become the country’s leading green business organization.  The Cleanery is a progressive, technologically advanced, environmentally conscious drycleaner offering premium garment care, exceptional customer service, expert spot removal, hand pressing and finishing and thorough, personal inspection of every garment.

ABC’s founder, Ed D’Elicio, commended The Cleanery for its cutting-edge technology, and stressed the importance of such attributes in the selection process, an essential component in sustaining ABC’s relationship with the fashion and garment industry, which has taken notice of the accreditation organization’s ability to act as a liaison between high-end clothiers, cleaners and clients.

“ABC works closely with some of today’s leading fashion designers and retailers,” said D’Elicio.  “Our certification process offers the manufacturers of high-end couture a level of security and convenience when it comes to care and maintenance of their garments.  Our selection criteria provide that security, and our professional network of affiliates across the United States provides the convenience.”

For more information on the America’s Best Cleaners’ program, please visit http://www.americasbestcleaners.com.

For more information on The Cleanery , please visit http://www.the cleanery.com/.

About America’s Best Cleaners:

America’s Best Cleaners™ is an independent certification organization for the dry cleaning industry, dedicated to the continued excellence of the dry-cleaning industry. To that end, America’s Best Cleaners™ has devised and implements the toughest standards of quality in the dry cleaning industry.  To assure dry-cleaning clients, designers, retailers, and manufacturers that they will receive the utmost professional care, America’s Best Cleaners’™ affiliates are inspected thoroughly and tested monthly and yearly with on-site inspections.  America’s Best Cleaners™ also takes surveys of retailers and clients, secret shopping reports and we listen to you, the customer to ensure the continued quality of service for all affiliates.

Contact:

Chris White

Executive Director
America’s Best Cleaners
Phone (415) 413-8383
Mobile (917) 749-5021
chriswhite@americasbestcleaners.com
www.americasbestcleaners.com

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