“Widmer’s focuses on producing the best quality and service possible.” says co-owner Steve Carico.
Widmer’s has been keeping Cincinnati clean since 1910, providing dry cleaning and carpet cleaning services throughout Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
Dry Cleaning – Widmer’s provides FREE pick-up and delivery service for your dry cleaning needs. That’s right, you pay the same price if you go to any of our Widmer’s store locations or if you take advantage of our free delivery service. Please call 513-321-5100 to see if this service is in your area.
Area Rugs Cleaning – Generation after generation, the city’s most valued oriental and heirloom rugs are entrusted to Widmer’s expert cleaning and care.
Carpet Cleaning – Widmer’s provides residential and commercial carpet cleaning services that extend the life of your carpet and create a healthy indoor environment free from germs and allergens.
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 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 that 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 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. Two years later the company was again under local ownership after being purchased by current owners, Steve Carico & Jack Cunningham. Each owner has shown their hard work and dedication to the company by working up through the ranks. Today, Widmer’s is a multimillion dollar company.
Award Winning Cleaning
Widmers’ 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 was among the first cleaners in the world to be awarded the Award of Excellence by the Clothing Care Council.
Widmer’s strives to be an active participant for good deeds within the community. We contribute to many charities including:
- 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