About Us


A. W. Zengeler Cleaners is one of America's oldest and largest dry cleaning companies. It is owned and run by the fifth generation of the same family that started the business in 1857. Our seven stores are located in Deerfield, Hubbard Woods, Libertyville (with 2 stores), Northbrook, Northfield and Winnetka.

Our professionals take great pride in helping you look your best, and we guarantee your satisfaction. We've earned the trust of generations of area families because we set a higher standard in fabric care.


A History of Zengeler Cleaners:
Five Generations of an American Family Business

A.W. Zengeler
Zengeler Family Today

Our founder
A.W. Zengeler
The Zengeler family today:
Bob Zengeler Sr. with sons
Bob Jr, Tom and Mike.

Successfully passing a family business along to the second generation is a significant feat. Seeing the fifth generation take the reins is virtually unheard of. And that's what Zengeler Cleaners has done, though it's difficult to get Bob Zengeler Sr. to settle down at his desk to talk about the amazing American success story that is his dry cleaning business. Watching him, it's clear he has only one style when it comes to his work life: hands-on, management-by-walking-around.

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