Our name dates to the early 1800s to the Teasdale Dye House and Fenton Cleaners & Dyers INC.
Teasdale Dye House was founded in Cincinnati in 1830 by William Teasdale and stayed in the Teasdale family until 1940. This company dyed garments and other fabrics early settlers wore to increase the longevity of the garment.
Fenton Cleaners & Dyers INC. used solvents to clean and dye garments in Cincinnati, which were the beginning stages of dry cleaning. Fenton Cleaners and Dyers had a fleet of vehicles being one of the first to offer call and delivery service.
In 1940, Delbert Olmstead bought Teasdale Dye House, and his son John joined the company after World War II. In 1967, Teasdale Dye House acquired Fenton Cleaners & Dyers INC. and they merged the two companies and named it Teasdale Fenton. The National Clothesline, a trades newspaper, called Teasdale Fenton the “oldest operating dry cleaner in the nation and the third dry cleaning company to open in America.”
With the decrease in the need for dry cleaning services, Teasdale Fenton Dry Cleaning was closed and sold in 1999.
In 2007, John’s son, Jim, opened Teasdale Fenton Carpet Cleaning and Restoration and dropped the Dry Cleaning name. Currently, in 2022, we have grown to more than just Carpet Cleaning and Restoration and therefore operate under a DBA as Teasdale Fenton Cleaning & Property Restoration."