Our Story

Our Story

Bergen county dry cleaners - Hallak staff

Would like to learn about ‘Our Story’?  Hallak Cleaners is a family-owned and operated couture dry cleaner.  However, we believe that we are much more than that.

When we say that Hallak is a family-owned company, it goes beyond brothers, John-Claude and Joe Hallak.  Equally important, the whole team feels like one true family. In fact, we think that family feeling is extended to our clientele.  And we are so thankful for that.

Hallak Cleaners is a couture dry cleaner servicing Manhattan, Bergen County, Westchester, Greenwich, Short Hills and the Hamptons.  Wondering what makes us different?  Hallak is one of about a dozen dry cleaners nationwide that meets the Leading Cleaners Internationale requirements.  While many call themselves ‘couture cleaners’, there are very few that become certified.  Our team prides ourselves on expert fabric care, passionate customer service and beyond.

However, it doesn’t stop there. Hallak Cleaners is also part of the National Cleaners’ Association, Drycleaning & Laundry Institute, Association of Wedding Gown Specialists and more.  It is no wonder that we are a trusted name among high-end design houses such as Gucci, Frette, Chanel, Hermes and Prada. And it all started with one man’s dream.

Hallak’s Early Years

1955  Mr. Joseph Hallak, Sr. opens Eiffel Cleaners in East Orange, New Jersey. (Due to highway construction, it will close about ten years later.)

1966 He then opens Hallak Cleaners at 1239 Second Avenue.

1972  Barney’s requests Joe Hallak, Sr. as a spokesperson for a full page NYT advertisement. This year also marks Hallak’s cover story on American Dry Cleaner magazine.

…and so it goes

1982  Hallak Cleaners is again featured on the cover of American Dry Cleaner.

1983  A 5,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art production plan is established in Bergen County. Pick-up and delivery service is introduced to the community.

1988  The Manhattan Hallak retail store is relocated across the street to its present home – 1232 Second Avenue.

1989  Hallak’s Bergen County location is awarded the prestigious “Plant Design Award” from American Dry Cleaner.

1992  Sadly, Mr Joseph Hallak, Sr., passes away suddenly and unexpectedly.

1994  The new 12,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility dedicated to Mr. Hallak opens.

1996  Hallak’s 2nd Avenue location expands as well.

2002  We receive the “Outstanding Innovator Award” at the International Drycleaners Conference in Scottsdale.

2006  In spirit of Hallak’s 40th anniversary, the 2nd Avenue store receives a total makeover.

2009  Hallak Cleaners becomes New York City’s first GreenEarth licensed dry cleaner.

2010  We introduce a sophisticated control system (by the Italian firm, Metal Progetti).   This same year, we also add Greenwich and Westchester delivery routes.

2016 Hallak Cleaners celebrates its 50th anniversary by hosting multiple events.

And that is just a quick glance.

Hallak looks forward to its future in serving you – our community.  With this in mind, it is why we continuously keep on training ourselves, utilizing the latest in innovative technology and more.  After all, it has always been our responsibility to provide our customers with the very best in fabric care. Whether you trust us with your wardrobe or home’s furnishings, Hallak will treat your items with the utmost respect.  Find us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google and more.  We invite you to continue to learn more about us and our services.

Hallak Cleaners is here for you

Because your wardrobe and home deserve the very best