In 1909, when Clarence E. Roush founded his dry cleaning business in Des Moines, he chose the company’s name to reflect the “French Way” of cleaning fabrics with solvents. In 1948, Harold R. Galloway became sole owner of French Way Cleaners, selling it to his son-in-law and current owner Mike McBroom in 1974.
The company has taken on several names over the years. In the 1920’s, we were known as French Way Dry Cleaners and Dyers. In the early 40’s, the name was change to French Way Cleaners, Dyers and Furries. Today we’re known simply as French Way Cleaners.