About Us

We're Clean and Green in Boulder, CO!

We have a clean history.

Our history is rich with family tradition and a customer-friendly approach to keeping your garments and household items looking their best. In 1923, Vincent Ellwood, Sr. opened Dugout Cleaners in Boulder — a tradition John, his grandson, continues to this day. With decades of experience in the family, we know what works and what doesn’t. And, we’ve stayed on top of technology to bring you cutting-edge cleaning that not only makes your clothes better cleaned, but brighter and fresher. John’s Cleaners is now offering revolutionary green technology using SYSTEM K4.

At John’s Cleaners, you’re not a number to us – you’re a part of our history, our family. Come by soon and see how much better your cleaning can be!

Some Quick Facts About John’s Dry Cleaners of Colorado

  • 3rd generation dry cleaner. John’s grandfather started dry cleaning in Boulder in 1923 as The Dugout Cleaners
  • John has 30 years of dry cleaning experience with advanced spotting techniques and textile care and knowledge
  • Knowledge of handling wedding dresses and Navajo rugs
  • Knowledge of advanced bleaching and garment restoration
  • Totally automated sorting with tag less garment id, we use heat seals and computerized garment tracking
  • We use innovative SystemK4 solvent: a halogen-free non petrochemical solvent designed to present no risk to air, water, soil, or human beings.
  • Free pick up and delivery on Boulder, Lafayette, Louisville, Erie, Niwot, Gunbarrel, Superior and the Rock Creek area.
  • Add save time and gas. No need to call, simply leave the bag…
  • Twice weekly service
  • No need to be home
  • We use top ranked fuel efficient delivery vans. 2010 Ford Transit van – 30mpg
  • 2011 Mercedes Sprinter van – BlueTec is Daimler AG’s marketing name for engines equipped with advanced NOx reducing technology for vehicle emissions control in diesel-powered vehicles
  • Solar powered home office
  • We recycle most of the hangers that are returned to us and all of our poly is recycled into outdoor living products.
  • Plant features high bay fluorescent lighting