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Year Of Experience

Widmer’s History
Widmer’s Cleaners: Your Trusted Partner in Fabric Care Since 1910

Widmer’s opened its doors in 1910 at 2016 Madison Road. The company was named after its original owner John Widmer, who offered high quality dry cleaning services to the Greater Cincinnati Area. John Widmer immigrated to the U.S. from Germany in 1880 when he was 9 years old. He began working as a tailor and then started the dry cleaning business. His son, Wesley, as well as his 9 daughters and his wife, worked in the business. He retired in 1940 and gave the business to Wesley.

In 1950, the company was purchased by a local family. During this period, Widmer’s Cleaners became known for their expertise in the restoration of vintage garments. The company even processed many of the vintage garments on display at the Smithsonian Institute. Some such items include Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Rider Suit and the suit Abraham Lincoln was wearing when he was assassinated.

In the late 1990s, two big changes happened in the company. One being the sale of the company to the biggest dry cleaner on the east coast, the Zoots Corporation located in Boston. The second change was the addition of their carpet cleaning and upholstery division.

In 2006, Widmer’s Cleaners partnered with two well known carpet cleaning companies, Security Amirkhanian and American Carpet Masters (located in Dayton). Both companies shared similar goals and vision to that of Widmer’s Cleaners. Two years later the company was again under local ownership after being purchased by current owners, Steve Carico and Jack Cunningham. Each owner has shown their hard work and dedication to the company by working up through the ranks. Today, Widmer’s Cleaners is a multimillion dollar company.

Award Winning Cleaning

Widmers’ Cleaners has consistently been recognized both by loyal customers and numerous professional organizations. In fact, in 2006 this could not have been more apparent when the company was honored by the Better Business Bureau with The Torch Award, an award for marketplace ethics. In addition, Widmer’s Cleaners was among the first cleaners in the world to be awarded the Award of Excellence by the Clothing Care Council.

Community Involvement

Widmer’s Cleaners strives to be an active participant for good deeds within the community. We contribute to many charities including:


  • Goodwill
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • American Red Cross
  • Free Store – Rubber Duck Regatta
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • Numerous Local Schools
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
  • National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
  • JDRF Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
What Our Clients Say
Experience the Widmer's Clean Difference!
Based on 392 reviews
Joni Overcast
Joni Overcast
Ryan did a FANTASTIC job- He was through and was protective of my wood. He wiped up the extra and gave more scrubbing when needed. Other people come and just spray and suction it up and go. Ryan gave the complete job high level- I will be requesting him next time!!
Mary W Kamp
Mary W Kamp
We have used Widmer's for many years. Their work is always more than satisfactory. We especially like Nicholas.
I've used them twice and had fantastic results both times. Arrival on time or actually ahead of schedule, took the exact amount of time as predicted and carpet looks great. We're switching to laminate next month, so I'll be happy to have them out twice a year for a good, pet-protecting steam clean. I really couldn't see going with anyone else at this point.
Melinda Hill
Melinda Hill
Widmers did my carpet and furniture cleaning this weekend . Awesome job and excellent customer service. I highly recommend Widmers for carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning. Technician was great 👍🏾.
Deborah Miller
Deborah Miller
I had Keith do my cleaning. He was so friendly and polite and asked me what I wanted him to do. And if there was anything special I needed. I have used Keith before and will always ask for him because he does such a good job!!
Becky Gentry
Becky Gentry
Potty training my pup can be challenging, but nice to have carpet cleaners come in and restore my carpet to pre potty training. Thanks
Chill Smith
Chill Smith
Very professional, informative, and timely. I am extremely satisfied with the work that was done.
Patty Carr
Patty Carr
Nick did a great job!
Joy Durbin
Joy Durbin
The young man Ryan Current did an amazing job on our furniture and carpet I will definitely request him back for sure..he was so professional and friendly
Our Services
What We Offer You
We Provide Fast, Reliable Dry Cleaning & Laundry Services in Cincinnati, OH and Its Surrounding Areas.

Dry Cleaning

Laundry Services

Carpet Cleaning


Comforter Cleaning

Wedding Gown Preservation