Glyndon Lord Baltimore Cleaners has received notification of its official national certification as an affiliate of America’s Best Cleaners.
The company is a third-generation family owned and operated business that has served the Baltimore area for over a century. Originally named Glyndon Cleaners, the business was founded by the Merrick family in 1921 and later sold to Robert Mathias in the 1940s. In the late 1990s, Glyndon Cleaners merged with Lord Baltimore Cleaners to become Glyndon Lord Baltimore Cleaners.
Today the business is owned by Robert’s grandchildren, John, Janet and Mike Garman. Through the years, they have continued the tradition of exceptional cleaning and care, outstanding customer service and convenience. As a leader in wardrobe and home textiles care, Glyndon Lord Baltimore Cleaners offers drycleaning, laundry, and area rug cleaning service.
Co-owner Janet Garman said, “Being part of something bigger than ourselves and recognized on a national level gives our team a lot of pride and inspiration to want to continue to grow and improve. Many of our team members have been with us for 20-plus years. They feel a personal sense of satisfaction at being certified as one of America's Best Cleaners, because it validates the care and hard work they put into their jobs. They also love the bragging rights. Now they can say to their family and friends, ‘I work at one of America's Best Cleaners!’”
Executive Director Chris White said, “Glyndon Lord Baltimore Cleaners’ storied history and recognized decades of quality are what being an America’s Best Cleaners’ certified affiliate is all about. The next generation of the Garman family continues to lead a team of extremely knowledgeable, skilled and caring technician professionals, taking the art of garment and home furnishing care to the next level. We are so excited to have Janet, Mike and John sharing and learning with our elite group of professionals.”
Garman also shared her initial impressions of the organization: “I attended the Puritan Cleaners ABC meeting in the fall and was really impressed by the energy level. It was 120 on a scale of 1 to 100. A lot of diverse and meaningful content was covered in less than 48 hours, but the pace was steady and everything was well-orchestrated. The ABC affiliates and Chris and his team were really warm and welcoming, just like I've always found everyone in this industry to be.” As one of under 50 businesses certified by America’s Best Cleaners, Glyndon Lord Baltimore Cleaners joins an exclusive group of elite drycleaners from over 20,000 dry cleaning establishments in the United States.