About

History

Odom Bradford Boone and Dorothy Boone started Boone Cleaners in 1931.  Right in the midst of the Depression, the company was started with a loan of $100 dollars.  Their philosophy of doing business was simple, they promised their customers they would do it right and they backed it with integrity.  Their promise is still what drives our cleaners today.  Using the philosophy of our founders, this is our team promise:

It’s Ready to Wear
It’s Ready When Promised
It’s Guaranteed Quality

In the 1950’s, O.B. and Dorothy Boone’s two sons joined the business.  O.B Boone Jr. and James Boone helped grow the business from a small family operation to one that employed over 30 people.

In the mid 50’s, Boone Cleaners opened a new 15,000 square foot drycleaning and laundry plant that continues in operation today.  The company also branched into the coin-laundry business and at one time had 7 coin laundries in Murray and surrounding counties.  Each coin laundry also served as a drycleaning and laundry pickup location.

In 1987, O.B Boone Jr. was tragically killed in an automobile accident.  It was at that time that James Boone’s sons, Tony and Howard joined the family business.  They became the third generation to operate the cleaners.  The company continues to provide Murray and surrounding counties with the same quality cleaning their customers have come to expect since 1931.  Their Sanitone Cleaning process is recommended by top clothing designers and is a recognized symbol around the world.

Community Involvement

The company and its employees support a wide variety of community projects and organizations.  Thousands of dollars every year are given to support our schools, charities, churches and other local projects.

Town and Gown

Boone Cleaners is a proud member of Murray State’s Town and Gown program.  This program is a partnership between Murray State and local business that mutually benefits both groups.  Boone also is a partner with the Murray State Athletic Department and a big supporter of Racer athletics.

Organizational Support

Boone Cleaners is a member of the Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce.

Tony Boone (pictured on right) graduated from Murray State University where he played linebacker and was a two year captain for the football team. He was instrumental in starting the Racer Football Alumni Association and is a member of the Board of Directors. In addition, Tony was a coach and defensive coordinator for the Murray High Football team for 30 years. He is a graduate of Leadership Murray and has served on numerous boards in the community. Tony is a member of the First United Methodist Church. He and his wife Leslie have two sons, Chase and Dylan, and three grandchildren, Rex, Luke and Tripp.

Howard Boone and his family are active members of the Hardin Baptist Church. His wife Rhonda is a nurse practitioner who works in the offices of Dr. Finch and Dr. Swain. They have two children Hannah and James. Howard has served on numerous boards in Murray including serving as President of the Chamber of Commerce and the local United Way. He has also been acitve in the Kentucky Fabricare Association. In 2000, Howard was honored as Murray’s Citizen of the Year.

American Flags Cleaned Free

Boone Cleaners is very proud of our flag and our country.  The company has cleaned American flags free since 1931.  God bless our country and bless those who serve.

Coats for Kids

Over the years Boone Cleaners has processed thousands of coats that have been collected, cleaned and given to deserving families in our area