Serving the Asheville area since 1900
  • Professional Garment Cleaning
    Professional Garment Cleaning



In 1900, Canie Brown founded a laundry business in Asheville, North Carolina. His ambition was to provide the best laundry service available anywhere. In 1961 Mr. Brown was succeeded by his son-in-law, Bretney Smith. Mr. Smith’s son, Bretney Smith Jr., took over the business in 1977. The Daughter of Bretney Smith Jr., V.P., Stacy Smith, works with V.P., Marvin Thomas, who has over 30 years in the dry cleaning industry.

Today, Swannanoa Cleaners operates seven stores in the Asheville area. To this day, the same high standards, the pursuit of excellence and customer satisfaction continue, over 110 years after Mr. Canie Brown opened our first plant. For the generations to come, we plan to continue our tradition of high quality cleaning and customer service. Come see for yourself the difference our tradition makes.


Swannanoa Cleaners is totally committed to Quality , Excellence and First Class Customer Service. We offer our customers state-of-the-art equipment as well as experienced, highly trained cleaners and pressers. Our customers can be assured their garments will receive gentle, thorough cleaning care.

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday ~ 7:30am – 6pm

Saturday ~ 7:30am – 1pm