A Long History

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Jenkins Cleaners is a family owned business serving the Statesville & Iredell area since 1946.  We are a specialized dry-cleaners that can handle any job; large or small. Please see our Services page for more detailed information.
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Please come in and visit with our knowledgeable, friendly staff. You will see that your garments will be handled with the up-most care and professionalism. All orders are double checked to assure what is brought in is given back. 

The Time Line

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  • In 1928 G. Flake Jenkins started working for Blakenship Cleaners
  • Mr. Jenkins married Mary Catherine Gibson on September 16, 1932. They were paid a large sum of money to be married as an attraction in a traveling circus.
  • Mr. Jenkins received his WWll draft notice and served in Europe.
  • Upon his return home, Mr. Jenkins used his Veteran’s benefits under the GI Bill to start Jenkins Cleaners.
  • Jenkins Cleaners opened May 27, 1946. The first “shop” was located 1031 West Front Street.
  • In 1959 Jenkins Cleaners moved to Statesville’s now historic Forest Heights Shopping center where a drop store is still located.
  • In 1972 the Jenkins’ sold the business to their daughter and son-in-law, Lee and Helen Hollifield.
  • After college, their son Kevin joined the Cleaners in 1996.
  • July 2000 they purchased larger building in Downtown Statesville.
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