History and Background

The history of Kleen Laundry and Dry Cleaning Service is marked with dynamic change, excellent service, and superior quality.

Over the course of the past 100 years, Kleen has grown from an in-home laundry service to a hospitality and healthcare service leader in the Upper Valley.

When in-home washers and dryers changed the face of laundry services, Kleen transitioned away from being just a home laundry service. Kleen developed into the company it is now offering retail, hospitality, and healthcare laundry and dry cleaning services.

Timeline of Kleen's history:

1897: Lebanon Steam Laundry is founded, offers home laundry services.

1928: Joe Gosselin becomes sole owner of Lebanon Steam. Company expands service to dry cleaning.

1959: Joe Gosselin's son, Leon, purchases Williams Laundry in West Lebanon, which provides services to local restaurants, motels, and Dartmouth College.

1967: Williams Laundry and Lebanon Steam merge, creating Kleen Laundry and Dry Cleaning Inc.

1972: Kleen enters the healthcare industry after helping the Mary Hitchcock Hospital outsource its laundry operations. This marks a huge change in the company's trajectory.

1982: Kleen opens a stand-alone laundromat in Lebanon.

1985: Kleen builds a new dry-cleaning processing plant, combining their three previous sites into one plant on Mechanic St. in Lebanon.

1993: Kleen starts new division called Kleenpak renting non-sterile, reusable gowns and towels to its hospital clients instead of the paper gowns that were creating disposal issues.

2006: The Gosselin family brings in a new majority investor to grow the platform of the business.

2012: Kleen merges with Envoy Services, based in Manchester, NH. Once again, extending the company's reach beyond the Upper Valley.

Kleen operates four coin laundries located in Lebanon, West Lebanon and Claremont, NH.