About Us

The Baryames


Art Baryames, a Greek immigrant from a village near Sparta, founded Baryames Cleaners in 1922 as a newspaper, shoe shine, hat-cleaning stand. The business was located in Downtown Lansing on Washington Avenue near the corner of Washtenaw. In the 1930’s, garment pressing was added so a gentleman could come in and get his shoes shined, hat cleaned and suit pressed, all at the same time.

The company grew rapidly in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s under the leadership of Art’s son, Chuck Baryames by emphasizing exceptional quality and service.

Today the company is led by Chuck’s son Art Baryames, and is without question Mid-Michigan’s leader in dry cleaning. With 12 convenient locations and home pick up delivery, Baryames Cleaners continues to deliver the finest in quality and service.

Baryames Cleaners takes pride in their ability to provide exceptional service and attention to detail to all their customers, ensuring that their valuable items are cared for with the utmost care and expertise.


Commitment to Excellence. Commitment to Community. Our Quality is a Matter of Family Honor.

Our Cleaning Process

The Baryames family has been helping members of our community by caring for their favorite garments (and now their day-to-day wear with our Wash & Fold service). We want to make sure everyone has a great experience with Baryames. From handling garments in over 12 different locations to delivering your laundry, we put the customer first. Let’s walk through our process.

Our customers have the option to drop off their clothes at one of our convenient Lansing area dry cleaning locations or, schedule a pickup. Either way, once your garments arrives at our cleaning facility we will immediately tag them. This small tag is ironed on and provides a simple barcode that you will never need to remove. This allows our staff to quickly scan and track your garments on subsequent visits.

Your tagged garments will be logged into our computer system so that we know what you’ve brought in and where it needs to go once we’ve completed processing your clothes.

Our team will begin sorting your garments by color and cleaning process. This cleaning process is typically determined by the care-for instructions found on the garment.

At this point, your clothes will go through our state-of-the-art dry cleaning process or a more traditional water and detergent process.

Dry Cleaning

We use an earth-friendly, organic, biodegradable cleaning fluid that provides your garment with a deep and delicate cleaning.

Wet Cleaning

Your fine washables will go through a tightly controlled process using the highest quality detergents that you can get only with Baryames.


When we refer to something as being laundered this mean that it goes through a more traditional water and detergent process. This process is most common with your dress shirts.

After the cleaning process, we will perform our first round of garment quality assurance checks.

Our team will hand review each item for any soil or stains that didn’t get removed from the cleaning process and work to treat any spots by hand.

We can’t work magic, but we’ll do whatever we can to remove any problem spots and get your garment into tip-top shape.

All garments will be handled using our state-of-the-art finishing processes.

Our team of experienced professionals will handle each garment like it is their own to ensure we achieve the best possible result.

Once the garment has been finished it will undergo another inspection for quality assurance. One of our team members will review it and look for any wrinkles, loose threads, or anything out of the ordinary.

If there is a bad wrinkle, a button missing, or some minor repair needed, we’ll flag it and it will be touched up by one of our team members. We can’t catch everything but we have every process in place to try!

Your clothes will then be organized and brought back together. As we’re bagging your garments our computer system will tell us exactly how many items you had and whether we’ve got them all back in your bag or not. Once all of your garments are back in your bag we deliver it to your Baryames location or to the van which will be scheduled to drop it off at your home.

A freshly cleaned and finished garment can make you feel like a million bucks. Go out there and enjoy it!

Have you had a great experience with Baryames? Let us know!