Four Seasons Joins Blue Sky to Become Nation’s Largest ‘Toxin-Free’ Drycleaner

Jason Hicks |

SEATTLE — Four Seasons Cleaners has merged with Blue Sky Cleaners, making it Seattle’s only “toxin-free alternative” to traditional drycleaning and the largest such business in the United States, Blue Sky Cleaners says.
Under the terms of the agreement, the Four Seasons brand will change to Blue Sky Cleaners, which purchased the company. Four Seasons Cleaners retail locations, phone numbers, website, and pickup-and-delivery routes will remain unchanged.
Four Seasons Cleaners has also adopted Blue Sky’s liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) and wetcleaning methods.
“I’m proud to introduce Blue Sky Cleaners’ innovative method to our loyal customers,” says Dick Pakko, president of Four Seasons Cleaners. “We’re adding to our well-known passion for quality and service with the upgrade to this proven alternative because it’s better for your clothes, better for you and your family, and better for the environment.”
The combined company offers five retail locations with 38 employees in Seattle. Existing Four Seasons Cleaners customers will see no change in their service, whether they use free pickup and delivery, a neighborhood retail storefront or the Four Seasons Cleaners headquarters plant.
Four Seasons Cleaners customers will also be able to use Blue Sky Cleaners’ headquarters as a pickup and delivery location, as well as two new stores opening at the end of December in Capitol Hill and Laurelhurst.
“We’re very excited to join forces with a company whose dedication to quality is showcased by a four-decade track record of superior service,” says Mark Callaghan, chief executive officer of Blue Sky Cleaners. “This marketplace is ready for the next generation in garment cleaning and care, and Four Seasons is the perfect partner to help us introduce this innovative technology.”
Four Seasons Cleaners has provided full-service drycleaning since 1968. Headquartered in Seattle’s Interbay neighborhood, Blue Sky Cleaners launched its first Seattle facility in September 2008 and has been operating in the area since 2005.

About the author

Jason Hicks

American Drycleaner

Jason Hicks was assistant editor for American Trade Magazines, which publishes American Coin-Op, American Drycleaner and American Laundry News, for more than nine years, and web editor for three years.


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