Dean Triantos has been the owner and operator of Valley Cleaners since 1986, after taking over from his father. Valley Cleaners is a family business that has been happily serving customers for over 50 years. Learn more about Valley Cleaners and our long history of serving our customers.
The History of Valley Cleaners
In the early 1950’s, Dean’s grandfather started the business in downtown Birmingham as Royal Hatters. There they shined shoes, cleaned hats and pressed clothes. Dean’s father took over the business in 1961. In 1963, he moved the business to it’s present-day location in Homewood. In the new location, between the valley of Shades Valley and the hills of Vestavia Hills, he changed the name to Valley Cleaners. Dean’s father Sam ran the business for 25 years until his death in 1986.
Growing the Family Business
In 2002, Dean expanded the business with the Valley Cleaners Pick-Up & Delivery Service. Dean hired his cousin, Alex Yearout to start and operate this new service. After a decade of working together, Alex left Valley Cleaners in 2012 to run his own cleaning business in Trussville, AL.
Dean’s Son Sam Joins the Family Business
After Alex left in 2012, Dean’s son Sam joined the family business. Sam learned all the ins and outs of running a business from his father. Using the knowledge learned from running the family business, Sam decided to leave Valley Cleaners and open his own business. Sam opened Tri One Cryotherapy, in the D-1 Sports Training complex next to Brookwood Hospital. Stop by Tri One Cryotherapy and ask Sam how cryotherapy can help you!
The Newest Addition to the Family Business
With Sam leaving to open his own business, Dean turned to his second son Taylor to take over for his brother. Now it’s Taylor’s turn to learn how to run the family business. Taylor is excited about the opportunity to learn all about the dry cleaning business.
Giving Back to the Community
- Exceptional Foundation
- Homewood High School
- St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital
- Humane Society
- and more!
Be a Part of Our Family
At Valley Cleaners, we are a family business who treats our customers like family. Come by today and be a part of the Valley Cleaner’s family!