Our Story

Dependable Cleaners is a 3rd generation, family owned, dry cleaning company with over 65 years of dedication to trust, quality and care. What began in 1944, with just a shirt laundry facility, has flourished into one of the leading dry cleaning companies in the Greater Boston Metro area. Together, founders Don Sr. and Marion Fawcett, mastered the craft of garment care. They instilled the values that still guide our company today: to exceed the expectation of our clients and provide the highest level of quality cleaning possible.

Don Jr. and Fred Fawcett later took over the company, growing it into a local chain while building on the quality standards set by their parents. After 26 years Don Jr. passed the legacy on to his daughter, current President and CEO, Christa Hagearty. Christa has implemented purposeful business philosophy and corporate reinvestment programs to fuel all aspects of the company's growth. Dependable Cleaners newest addition, Style by Dependable, is a natural progression of Dependable Cleaners’ dedication to quality, care and trust. Style provides the highest level of quality garment care possible. Today we stand behind our work and unique techniques developed through the decades, to build on the quality on which Dependable Cleaners was founded.

65 years
I'm Italian, after 5 years living in Boston I thought there was no place in the U.S. capable of cleaning clothes properly. I was never happy with the cleaners I tried until I found you! - Sara B., Somerville
For the past 11 years our Dorchester Store has donated a percentage of their dry cleaning sales to the Boys & Girls Club of Dorchester.
The first rule of stain removal is patience; the most important thing is to not damage the garment.