About Us

Locally Owned & Operated

About Us

Exceeding Expectations for 75 Years

Pilgrim Dry Cleaners and Launderers is a locally-owned dry cleaning and garment care business located in Minnesota. With 25 convenient locations throughout the Twin Cities, Pilgrim Dry Cleaners and Launderers prides itself on being a total resource for dry cleaning, laundry, and tailoring services in the community. 


When you visit Pilgrim Dry Cleaners and Launderers, you can ALWAYS count on professional and friendly staff, clean facilities, superior attention to detail, and fast and convenient services. Each plant location is equipped with state-of-the-art garment care equipment and environmentally-friendly, environmentally friendly cleaning agents to ensure optimal care of your clothing and the community.


Keys to Success

Pilgrim Dry Cleaners and Launderers was founded on the principle that our success is dependent on three key ingredients; Convenience, Quality, and Service. Recognition of Pilgrim’s commitment to business and the community are evident in the numerous awards and recognition we have received throughout the years. Most recently, Pilgrim Dry Cleaners and Launderers was awarded the 2014 Best of Business “Quality of Life Award” from the Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce for our ongoing involvement in the community. Owner Bonnie Engler has also been recognized as a 2010 Top Woman in Finance by Finance & Commerce

Pilgrim Dry Cleaners and Launderers has worked hard to be a leader in the cleaning industry. Our reputation of quality and convenience has been paramount for 75 years, and will continue to be so in the future.



Pilgrim Dry Cleaners and Launderers began its operations in 1940. Originally, it was operated under the name Johnny on the Spot, which served the entire upper Midwest. Then, in the early 50’s Johnny on the Spot was consolidated. The companies name was changed and it was refocused to serve the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs. In 1998, in-car service was established to help speed up your visit with the opening of a drive-thru service in Robbinsdale. Pilgrim Dry Cleaners and Launderers now has 5 convenient drive-thru locations in Blaine, Maple Grove, Savage, Edina and Robbinsdale.


Today, Pilgrim Dry Cleaners and Launderers is proud to be a 3 generation, family-owned and operated company consisting of 6 plants and 19 branch locations. We also now offer a free home and office pickup and delivery service.


For more about our founder, Don Rosen, president, Bonnie Engler (his daughter), and her son, Derek Engler, please click here


“Committed to the finest cleaning, a healthy environment, and you!”

Green Cleaning Technology

We only use safe, environmentally friendly cleaning agents. Gentler on your clothes, with brighter colors and softer feel.

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Did You Know?

We offer convenient Free Home/Office Pickup & Delivery

We provide our customers Free Same Day Dry Cleaning & Laundry


I am writing to express my appreciation for the Pilgrim staff in Apple Valley, MN. I had dropped off 2 navy sport coats for cleaning and to have buttons sewn on. The manager had called our home on June 1, 2016 to let us know they couldn’t find one of the buttons. But we hadn’t responded because my mom had pancreatic cancer and had come home to die. (My husband hadn’t passed on the message give the events of the week.) My mom died on June 2, 2016. On Saturday (6/4) I went in to pick up the sport coats because we would need them for the visitation on Monday. The young women who were working that day said they were still in Minnetonka where the tailoring was done because of the button situation. I said I needed them by Monday for my husband and son to wear to the visitation for my mom. They said they would let their manager know and he would help me on Monday. On Monday June 5, 2016 I called the store and talked to the manager, Jake Murphy. He said he had gotten the message about our need for the sport coats. He had talked to his manager and they were working to have a maintenance staff person drive the coats to Apple Valley for me. I was able to pick them up that morning and my husband and son were dressed appropriately for the visitation. I really was overwhelmed by the kindness of the staff. The young woman followed through and passed on my message, Jake made sure the coats got back to Apple Valley. It was a stressful time and your staff were wonderful. Thank you very much!!

-Kristen M.

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