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Zengeler Cleaners Announces 165th Birthday Celebration

Zengeler Cleaners Announces 165th Birthday Celebration

Ultra-convenient facility scheduled to open this May

The history of Zengeler Cleaners in one of the true success stories for family-owned businesses in the United States. The company was founded by John Zengeler in 1857 and has been led by a new generation of the Zengeler family for the entire 165 years of its existence. The company has survived … and thrived … by creating a culture of excellence, community engagement, legendary quality and respect for both customers and employees that has been embraced by each generation.

Zengeler Cleaners is celebrating its 165th birthday by rolling out new imaging and an anniversary logo as it undergoes a series of in-store upgrades. The new imaging is already underway at the Peterson Road location, where the company recently installed new window graphics to update the appearance and to better present its vast array of services to its customers. The store was also freshly painted, to be followed soon by the installation of new wood floors. Later this summer, the store will feature a brand

new section that will allow 24-hour customer pickup access via secured (credit card) swipe to lockers.

Next on the list of upgrades will be the Northfield store, currently being relocated to the Northfield Village Center on South Happ Road in downtown Northfield. The new location, scheduled for opening in July, will feature several exciting new service amenities, including a patio area to facilitate curbside pick-up and drop off, as well as the technology to allow secure, 24-hour drop-off and pick-up for those needing after hours service. The freshly remodeled interior will also sport the new 165th anniversary image and will be staffed by employees committed to delivering the same legendary service customers have come to expect.

“Zengeler Cleaners is proud to be one of the very few family-owned companies that has served customers in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries,” said Tom Zengeler, President of the Midwest’s oldest and largest cleaner. “We continue to grow because we have stayed true to a philosophy that puts our community, our customers and our employees ahead of profits. My great, great grandfather taught us those values and now, our entire organization is committed to continuing his legacy.”

The upgrades to Zengeler Cleaners’ Peterson Road and Northfield stores are just the beginning. New high-efficient equipment is coming soon to the Park Avenue store in Libertyville, and an enterprise wide “refresh” is planned for the remaining store locations. Additionally, customers can expect to receive anniversary cleaning specials throughout the 165th birthday year.

For more information about the company’s 165 years of success, contact Tom Zengeler, President, at (847) 272-6550, ext. 14, or visit Zengeler Cleaners at Zengeler Cleaners … America's First Family of Dry Cleaning™, with locations in Northbrook, Deerfield, Northfield, Hubbard Woods, Long Grove and two stores in Libertyville … and opening soon in the Northfield Village Center in downtown Northfield.

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