Balfurd Dry Cleaning | About Us

About Us

We started as a small pressing shop in the basement of the iconic Corner Room.  Over the past 90 years, we’ve grown by leaps and bounds but one thing will never change; our commitment to our customers.

What's our story?

Our humble beginnings date back to 1927. We started as a family business – and we’ve kept it that way! The truth is that family-owned businesses can provide better service because we care more. We believe in treating people the way we’d want to be treated. 

We're known for our orange trucks and our silly signs on the marquee.  Many of our customers have been with us for decades and are multi-generational.  It’s not uncommon to hear, “Growing up, I used to come in here with my dad!”

How do we do it?

We process thousands of garments every week.  This wouldn’t be possible without two things – our dedication to doing things right and the dedication of our employees.  We don’t cut corners when it comes to cleaning and pressing and we make sure every garment is treated like it is one of our own.  If we anticipate an issue, we will call you to discuss any concerns.  And each of our employees take tremendous pride in knowing that they are helping our customers look and feel great.  Our goal is simple: get the best people, provide the best service.

It's a family affair

Balfurd has grown over the years and has been passed down from generation to generation keeping the same strong values over the years.  We are currently operating in the 4th generation of ownership and we're proud of our commitment to the State College community, our customers and especially our employees.  We hope to be around for another 4 generations!

View the legacy below:


Arthur Fogelsanger started it all off. He began with a small dry cleaning location in downtown State College.

The late, great Scott Fogelsanger kept it going (and growing) by adding the food and beverage linen service division.

Our owner, Bob Fogelsanger, took the next step and introduced healthcare linen service to the mix.

Bob's daughter, Monika Manter, is a co-owner of Balfurd.While Dave Manter, Monika's husband, is the President/CEO.Theirfocus ison improving company culture and continuing the growth of Balfurd.

That's 4-generations of people providing the best dry cleaning and laundry services available. At Balfurd, we know a thing or two about sustainability.

Free pick up and delivery service to your home or office

Signing up for our FREE pick-up and delivery service is easy. Just leave your dirty clothes out and clean and pressed clothes are delivered right to your home or office.

You're time is to valuable to spend driving to the dry cleaner. Let us come to you.

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Hear it from our customers

"I take all my cleaning to Balfurds. They do a fantastic job, competitively priced and their service is superior. The people that work there are very nice, courteous and helpful. I would not take my clothes anywhere else."

-Margy Boal