Our Company Story
Who We Are
Janet Davis Cleaners has been family-owned and operated in the Metro-Detroit area since 1938.
We invest in the best equipment and latest technology. We thoroughly train our new team members, and we are constantly learning. This gives us the edge in removing difficult stains while keeping your items looking newer for longer. The bottom line is that we work hard and have the experience necessary to keep you looking great.
See the entire timeline for Janet Davis Cleaners.
Janet Davis started Janet Davis Cleaners with the help of her father, Franklin Davis. The first location was in Highland Park, MI. This location closed in the mid-1970s.
Janet Davis married Howard Hamilton. Howard took the business to the next level. Janet was great in the backroom, and Howard excelled at running and growing the company.
Woodward location opened and has remained our headquarters to this day. Over the years, 3 additions have been made to the building.
Janet Davis started Janet Davis Cleaners with the Dearborn location opened. This location closed in 1996 (still operates pickup and delivery here).
Bloomfield location opened. This location closed in 2020 (still operates pickup and delivery here).
Janet & Howard retired. Frank & Fred Hamilton, two of their sons, bought the business from their parents.
Frank & Fred started The Original Pancake House in Southfield, MI.
Frank left to run the Pancake House on his own, and Fred stayed to run the dry cleaners.
Fred Hamilton retired. Dave Matthews bought the cleaners from Fred, his mother’s cousin. Dave grew up working in the business and owned Janet Davis Cleaners of Dearborn, and Pioneer Cleaners of Dearborn.
Kyle Matthews joined the company as the Director of Marketing and Sales.
We purchased the remaining assets/customers of MGM Cleaners, another storied Detroit dry cleaners with a long history.
Currently operated by Kyle Matthews in Berkley location.
Our Current Facility
27607 Woodward Ave. (Next to the Westborn Market)
Janet Davis Cleaners is a multi-generational family business.
Director of Operations
As a fifth-generation member of my family to work at Janet Davis Cleaners, I am in charge of developing and implementing our marketing plan and overseeing the customer service department. In addition to these tasks, I have to ability to perform and oversee almost every job in the company. I have also been educated in the art of cleaning wedding gowns.
One of the binding factors to our operations is our wonderful team. Every member plays an important role in providing our customers with high-quality service. We love hearing happy customers sharing about the positive experiences they have had with our friendly staff.
Have any questions? We would love for you to come by our facility located in Berkley, MI, and one of our team members would be glad to assist you. Can’t reach us in person? Give us a call at (248) 543-0340.