The Day We Started Since 1925
The Fay Group INC.,DBA "The Cleanist"
The Cleanist, as it is now known, was founded in 1925 by Amedeo Ceccarelli as a tailoring and haberdashery shop at 304 Court Street in North Plymouth. This was across the street from the current location.
Several years later, as business grew, Amedeo’s son Leo joined him in doing fine tailoring as well as running the haberdashery. The firm name then changed from Amedeo Ceccarelli – Tailor to A. Ceccarelli & Son.
Soon after the name change, in 1939 Leo Ceccarelli diversified the business by adding a full line of dry-cleaning and finishing equipment in a new location at 301 Court Street, directly across from it’s former location. To expand the dry-cleaning end of the business, Leo added a home pickup and delivery in 1946. This became very popular and is still being offered to today’s customers at The Cleanist, and is still free of additional charges.
Third Generation 1965
Paul Ceccarelli, Leo's son entered
In 1965, third generation Paul Ceccarelli, Leo’s son entered the business after college and began another diversification program that added rug cleaning and its own shirt finishing department. In 1976, Paul began Ceccarelli Uniform Rentals which serviced industrial accounts in the South Shore area. This quickly grew and The Cleanist was forced to move once again. Paul purchased the Old North Plymouth Theatre building in 1978, renovated it and moved both businesses into its new location at 301 1/2 Court Street. In the old days, the Theartre did not have any street number, so the 1/2 was added to avoid confusion. The uniform rental company ws sold in 1994 to Aramark.
Quality, value, and dependability have made it the succes it is today
Today, both Amedeo and Leo have passed on, and Ceccarelli Cleaners, Inc., its official corporate name, has expaned to five locations and approximately 35 employees. Stores were added in Duxbury in 1982, Kingston in 1998, Pinehills (Plymouth) in 2005, and its newest location at Long Pond Road (Plymouth) in 2006. It also services the towns of Plymouth, Kingston, Duxbury, and parts of Marshfield, Pembroke, and Norwell with free pickup and delivery service.
On December 5th 2013, Thomas Fay purchased The Cleanist from Paul Ceccarelli. Tom has over thirty years of experience in the Dry Cleaning business. He spent those years working with his father Arthur and brother John running Danny’s Cleaners of Braintree and Quincy. Tom plans on continuing The Cleanist’s tradition of providing high quality work with personalized service. Our name and reputation are one every order that goes out, and that’s something we take very seriously. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call or email Tom directly 508-746-0941 [email protected]
Why Choose Us
The Cleanist has been “a part of your image” for over 80 years. Quality, value, and dependability have made it the succes it is today. We strive to hire intelligent, friendly, attention to detail type people who will provide the customer with the best service available anywhere in this industry. We absolutely guarantee our customers that their clothes will be done right, on time, and ready to wear!
Door To Door Service
Guarantee To Customer
We pride ourselves on helping you with our free weekly pickup and delivery service.
VIP Express Service
24 Hours Drop Off Tote Bag
1 Day Express Service
VIP Frequency Card
Frequently Asked Questions
Dry Cleaning is the entire process of cleaning in solvent, spot treating and pressing.
Bring your hangers back to us for reuse if they are in good condition. Our garment bags are eco-friendly. Unlike traditional poly bags, our new bags break down once they find there way into a landfill, compost or natural body of water.
Yes. Dry cleaning prolongs the life of the clothes by removing dirt and grease which can damage fabrics if left in too long.
Yes, the type of stain will determine the best way to remove it.
The sooner the better. Some fabrics will stain permanently if left unattended for too long.
Yes, color loss, if any, will be uniform and variations will be minimal.
No, always store dry cleaned clothes uncovered.