Environmentally Friendly For Generations . . . . . . .. . . . . . . .. . Our state-of-the-art Columbia/Ilsa cleaning machine uses an environmentally safe Hydrocarbon Solvent system. We are proud to sustain the “green” philosophy started back in 1920 by the Breen family.
Shown here left to right, Tom Bartnett, two Columbia installers and Eric Armstrong.
Warm Feelings for our Community . . . . . .
When asked for a donation for a local food pantry around Thanksgiving time of 2009, Breen's owner Tom Bartnett handed over $100...and asked what else he could do. Melissa Taylor of Westmont mentioned coats, and when Tom discovered that donated coats were being handed out to those in need without being cleaned first, he volunteered Breen's Cleaners services...and wound up cleaning hundreds and hundreds of coats. "I know how hard the economy has hit people. At least they can start the new year a little warmer, and clean as well." Making sure that school children got what they needed first, the rest of the coats were donated to food pantries and social services programs.
Awards & Achievements
Greenacre/Breen’s has twice received the PRIDE AWARD from the city of DEKALB for environmental achievements.
We have received the AWARD OF EXCELLENCE by the CLOTHING CARE COUNCIL in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009! This award differentiates the cleaners that have demonstrated commitment to training and have proven their ability to professionally clean clothes and remove a set of the most difficult stains from delicate garments without damaging the fabric. Our personnel were designated as “Master Spotters” all three years. Only 300 dry cleaners in the United States have received this award. Even fewer have received the Master designation. Log on to www.IFI.org for more information about this award.
Both owner Tom Bartnett, and General Manager, Eric Armstrong have attained the levels of Certified Professional Dry Cleaner and Certified Environmental Dry Cleaner.