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
As a car salesman, I have to look sharp at all times. Dependable Cleaners has saved the shirt off my back many times with quick fixes! - James W., Quincy
We help to ensure disadvantaged women look confident and presentable when seeking employment by providing cleaning service for Dress for Success Boston.
20,000

Number of garments cleaned by our Dorchester plant each week. Every one is inspected by hand.

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