In 1897, the first John M. Downey
established a small rug cleaning shop in the back of his
bakery on the west side of Columbus to help support his wife
and eight children. He certainly would have never
imagined that the business he started would survive through
more than 115 years, we have been determined to lead our industry, from
manufacturing and marketing innovative products, to providing superior
service, to operating a safe, clean and friendly workplace, to observing the
highest ethical standards in business conduct and to reward our customers.
pursuit of excellence is a commitment, not an achievement. This commitment
is a vital part of the Downey Clean culture. It is a pledge that joins
every Downey Clean associate together in serving our customers.