About Us

Professional care that is reliable at an affordable price

Our services combine our expertise and experience acquired over a period of time. We provide you with top quality dry-cleaning and laundry in a convenient turn around time.

We Specialize In


Oil stains are stubborn and may not be entirely possible to remove by water. Moreover, synthetic fibers like polyester respond well to only dry cleaning.


Among the advantages of dry cleaning is its ability to dissolve grease and oils in a superior way that water can never match.

Steaming and Pressing Service

Dry Cleaning offers steam pressing using vacuum press tables. The temperature control iron boxes ensure different types of garments get appropriate heat for pressing.

Shirt Laundry

Professional laundered shirts with or without starch on hangers or folding by request.

Casual Apparel

We offer laundry or dry cleaning of pull over shirts, khaki pants, jeans with or without starching, as requested.

Other services

We also offer services such as hand finishing, silks and delicates, wedding gowns, suede and leather, comforters and drapery.

Peterson Cleaners was established in 1961 at the Golden Gate Shopping Center in Bartow by John Peterson. The business is currently owned and operated by his son Randy and his wife Ruth. The business has been a Bartow fixture for over 50 years.

Randy and Ruth both have an extensive background in Quality Assurance and take responsibility for your garment care seriously. Their goal is to provide exceptional service, reliability and attention to detail. They want and expect your experience at Peterson Cleaners to be pleasant and one that meets your garment care expectations. At Peterson Cleaners, we treat you like family.

At Peterson Cleaners, all garments go through series of inspections; both prior to and after cleaning to assure that stains are removed and that the garment is properly finished and is delivered to you ready-to-wear. Certain stains require additional time and special procedures to remove. Stains that cannot be removed without damaging the fabric will be brought to the customers attention. Dry cleaning helps in maintaining the “like-new” condition of your garment.

Your cotton dress shirts, pants or jeans are professionally laundered with your choice of starch level, if so desired, for that crisp look. Our state-of -the-art shirt finishing technology and creased sleeves produce that executive look. Any broken or missing buttons are replaced. We hand press ladies shirts and blouses resulting in smoother silks and rayon’s, sharper linens and cottons.