January 17, 2017

A very big thank you to George and Kelly Gibson and their staff in Waldorf, Maryland for great success during their annual coat drive.  This year they collected 118 coats plus many hat, glove and scarf sets.  And more are coming in.  Looking forward to even greater numbers for next year.  Great job, everyone!

September 19, 2016

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Awesome event for the Duraclean/Binswanger Classic supporting Coach Chad Holbrook’s “WIN ANYWAY” FOUNDATION Honoring Reese Holbrook! Thanks to Randy Roe & Duraclean Restoration & Cleaning in Irmo, SC for coming out and supporting this great cause for children battling cancer!


September 16, 2016


Al & Tammy Jankowski, owners of Duraclean Specialists in Plover, WI had the honor of hosting Wisconsin Governor, Scott Walker’s recent press conference. His staff and local government decided to hold the conference in front the recent Plover Area Business Association’s Business of the Year.



August 24, 2016

Duraclean Annual Meeting

2016 Duraclean Annual Meeting

Duraclean’s 86th Anniversary Annual Meeting was held in Philadelphia, PA. Duraclean Annual Meetings always have three main objectives:

  • Socialization
  • Education
  • Recognition

The Socialization started with customized scavenger hunt for places and objects throughout the historical district. The second day included a personalized sightseeing tour of Philadelphia.

This year, the two day education agenda was heavy with sales and marketing ideas.

The awards that were presented were: Duraclean’s 2015 Top 10 Franchises, revenue accomplishments, length of service awards including up to 40 year franchises, Making Your Mark Award, Paying it Forward Award, Presidential Award, George Hughes Renaissance Award and the Founder’s Award.

In this Historical Scavenger Hunt, Franchises were tasked to find and send a photo of the task to Headquarters. A team of judges determined whether the team had succeeded in their mission. The Supreme Judge had final say and assigned points to each photo (bonus points were available). When tallied the team with the most points would win.

Teams were created; The Slinky Team, The Bubble Gum Team, The Monopoly Team and The Candy Corn Team. Sixteen people consisting of 3 Duraclean employees and spouse, 3 Meeting Speakers and 8 Franchisees and family members participated.

Some of the tasks included posing with a Ben Franklin impersonator, find and eat an obscure food, find the U.S. Mint, find a Monopoly, Scrabble or Sorry game piece, drink a strange drink, photos of non-current U.S. Flags, pose with an Amish person, find Ben Franklin’s grave, eat a Cheesesteak, find the LOVE Statue, a stellar view of the city, pose with a Philly fan, entire team jumping on flight of stairs, Clothespin Sculpture, oldest antique, Chinatown Arch, an old church and finally entire Team’s Reflection in something other than a mirror.

The Hunt was over at 5:30pm. The day had been hot. Participants were tired and thirsty. Danielle waited patiently for the weary Hunters at the meeting place. Fortunately for the group she had chosen the newly renovated 12,000 sq. ft. Field House Sports Bar that serves 40 cold beers on tap. The next hour was full of laughs and libations about the exciting day and the meeting yet to come discovering the City of Philadelphia.

Back in Illinois, the judges conferred, debated and inspected the tasks and pictures. In accordance with the Historical Scavenger Hunt Supreme Judge tally; The Slinky Team won with 54 points. Congratulations. Bubble Gum Team not far behind with 40 points, Monopoly Team was very close with 37 points and the final team Candy Corn went to the bar early with only 14 points. Prizes were awarded, fun was had by all.

Scavenger Hunt Photo Album

Scavenger Hunt Annual Meeting Photo Album

A big Thank You to Danielle and Cindy, as they were instrumental in organizing The Scavenger Hunt. It was a great success. Good job! Enjoy the photo presentation.

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