Saturday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Summer: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Gilman’s Cleaners of Middletown, NY, is owned and operated by Marty Dlugatz and his wife, Linda. Most of the key staff members have been at Gilman’s for more than 20 years and are experienced in the intricacies of stain removal, pressing, and customer service.
We have always used an environmentally-friendly cleaning solvent that is safe for your garments and your health. We take pride in our work and can assure our customers that every effort is made to return your garments looking like new.
Gilman’s Cleaners was founded in 1925 by Harry Gilman, the current owner’s grandfather. Its original location was on East Main Street in Middletown, not far from the central firehouse. The business quickly outgrew this location, and Harry’s son, Ben Gilman (former U.S. Congressman) traveled the country in the 1940s, looking at other cleaning facilities.
Ben Gilman worked with an architect to incorporate the ideas he had gleaned into a new, state-of-the art, 13,000-square-foot building that opened in 1948. The business was operated by Harry’s daughter, Claire, and her husband, Lou Dlugatz. In 1966, the current owner, Marty Dlugatz, joined his parents after graduating from college and serving in the military.