A Family Tradition

Quality Cleaning Four Generations.

In 1920 Ignatz Rosenzweig came to America from Europe. A fine woman’s tailor like his father, he had little trouble finding work in Brooklyn, N.Y. He and his wife Ester (a dressmaker) opened their first tailor shop and dry cleaning store in 1922.

Ernest Fried arrived in this country in 1939. Through his Aunt he met the Rosenzweigs, worked for them and married their daughter Vera.

A family tradition

After WWII Ernest attended the New York School of Dry Cleaning and opened Five Town Cleaners in Woodmere, N.Y. Another store, Orchid Cleaners, was opened in Massapequa, N.Y. in 1955. Minute Man Cleaners, also in Massapequa, was purchased in 1971.

Ernest’s son, Bob, grew up working in the family business and after a short career as a junior sportswear buyer he also attended the New York School of Dry Cleaning. He then moved to Arizona in 1984 and  has been serving the East Valley’s dry cleaning needs ever since. Carriage Cleaners was renamed Minute Man Cleaners in 1998 after ten years of operation. It served the local community in Mesa as well as Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, and Ahwatukee Foothills with pick up and delivery to homes and offices.

In 2006 Bob chose to close his retail location and offer high quality dry cleaning strictly through his pick up & delivery service. 2016 represents the twenty eighth year of this service.

Bob retired as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Western States Dry Cleaners and Launderers Association in 1997, having received special recognition for over ten years of service, and is a lifetime member.

Family and tradition have always meant a lot to Bob and his wife Cindy. That is why he is proud to say he has offered


Dry Cleaning Pick-up & Delivery
It’s not a luxury, it’s a convenience

Regarding COVID-19

“During the current COVID-19 pandemic we’re taking every precaution to insure the safety of our clients and ourselves. Before every route each bag is washed and dried HOT, every hanger is Clorox wiped before being loaded into our vans, every van is wiped down after its loaded, and each driver wears protective gloves to deliver your order(s). When finished with his/her route each driver once again wipes down the van after its unloaded.

Although the chances of a virus living on clothing is small, we wear gloves when handling your garments in our office. Dry cleaning and steam pressing is known to kill the coronavirus, after which the entire process begins again.

As long as it is legally an option to do so, we will continue our route service without interruption.

To our clients currently having service at their place of business, we will gladly pick up and deliver to your home as long as it is within (or close to) our delivery area. Please call (480) 962-1157 to make temporary arrangements.

We appreciate all of our clients and want to make your garment care as “normal” as possible. Please follow all the guidelines being set forth by Doctors and Government Officials so we may all come through these difficult times in the best of health”

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