The "French way" of cleaning fabrics with solvents has always been highly regarded. Discovered in the mid-19th century by Jean Baptiste Jolly who eventually coined the term dry cleaning, dry cleaning has a French history and integrity that we hope to maintain.
In 1909, when Clarence E. Roush founded his dry cleaning business in Des Moines, he chose the "French way" not only as a name for his business but to reflect the tradition of dry cleaning.
In 1948, Harold R. Galloway became the sole owner before selling it to his son-in-law and current owner Mike McBroom in 1974.
Mike Mcbroom began his career working in the financial services before buying French Way Cleaners in 1974. Always sticking to his love of the community of Des Moines, Mike is always seen as a well-respected community leader. Mike has also been a past president of the Upper Midwest FabriCare Association and has accomplished much more with his various dry-cleaning and civic achievements.