Omaha Lace Cleaners Celebrates Centennial Anniversary

Omaha Lace Cleaners is celebrating its 100th anniversary as Omaha’s most unique dry cleaners, specializing in wedding gown preservation and high-end dry cleaning services. Omaha Lace has been the benchmark in the care of delicate luxury items for a century. It carries on that same quality garment care today in its original location in the heart of Omaha.

This 100th anniversary for Omaha Lace Cleaners corresponds with owner Kermit Engh’s 30th year in the textile care business. After purchasing Fashion Cleaners in 1992, Kermit immediately began improving and modernizing the business at 3031 Leavenworth Street. As Fashion Cleaners grew, Kermit purchased Omaha Lace Laundry in 2000. Omaha Lace Laundry serviced a clientele that was consistent with those that Fashion Cleaners serviced and it provided an additional avenue of growth by adding French Lace Laundry. In addition, it offered a unique niche for bridal, high-end tablecloths and linen and had the equipment needed to clean and care for those garments and household items correctly, which extends to the present day.

Improvements and modernization began immediately. The bridal gown services were greatly expanded and improved and in 2003 Omaha Lace Cleaners became Nebraska’s only Certified Wedding Gown Specialist and member of The Association of Wedding Gown Specialists. As a member, Omaha Lace Cleaners offers award-winning, truly green wedding gown care, MuseumCare™, ZeroCarbon™ wedding gown cleaning, restoration and preservation recommended by couture gown designers worldwide.

Through the years, Omaha Lace Cleaners has earned the reputation as Nebraska’s go-to wedding gown care provider, including heirloom gown restoration, preservation and cleaning, recommended by high-end bridal salons throughout the state and both bridal magazine and newspaper’s go-to expert in wedding gown care.

In Kermit’s continual efforts to expand the services offered by Omaha Lace Cleaners, a bridal gown alteration service was added in 2010, offering private fittings and expert alterations by Kimberly Wehrbein at the West Omaha Location. More recently, a bridal studio offering full-service on site bridal alterations was added to the flagship Omaha Lace Cleaners location, allowing this location to provide all wedding gown services in one place.

 Although this Omaha landmark has gone through many owners and changes through the years, the commitment to quality garment care has not. Omaha Lace Cleaners understands that each piece – whether a wedding dress, designer shirt, or grandmother’s tablecloth – deserves to be treated with the utmost care. We look forward to serving the Omaha community for another hundred years!

Omaha Lace Cleaners and Fashion Cleaners are family owned and operated for 30 years and have provided the Omaha community with high-end dry cleaning, wet cleaning, textile preservation and restoration for 100 years. Kermit Engh, the owner, is available for interviews or to answer any questions and give more detail regarding upcoming events and celebrations to correspond with this milestone anniversary.

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