Lake Mills Cleaners and Dyers Inc.

Serving Your Area Since 1938!

Free Pick Up and Delivery

"On the Shores of Beautiful Rock Lake"
Madison: (608) 221-1964 • Lake Mills: (920) 648-2151
Main Plant: 804 North Main Street, Lake Mills, WI 53551
Hours of front office to call or drop off cleaning:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays: 6:30am-6:00pm
Wednesdays: 6:30am-5:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00am-12:00pm


It's that time of year again! 

Madison Magazine's Best of Madison 2015 voting is now open!  Once again, we have been nominated to the category of "Best Dry Cleaners".  We are asking for your help to place us in first place!  We have been a winner in this special promotion since 1985-that's going on 30 years!! :) 

We couldn't be more excited to share in this competition with our valued customers.  It is because of your loyalty that we have been able to be a winner for decades and we hope to continue to be of service for decades to come!

There is plenty to vote for, so have some fun with it while voting for your favorite categories from the Madison area!  You are allowed to vote one time per day through October 31.  We appreciate your help by allowing
us to continue the tradition! Here's the link:
Happy Voting!


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Lake Mills Cleaners and Dyers has been providing most of south/central Wisconsin with the finest in dry cleaning, laundry and shirt service for over 70 years. We are as close as your telephone for our FREE PICK UP AND DELIVERY* service.

    •   Dry Cleaning
    •   Shirt Service & Laundry
    •   Wedding Gown Cleaning and Preservation
    •   Tailoring and Alterations
    •   Leathers and Suedes
    •   Furs
    •   Rugs
    •   Draperies
    •   Table Cloths
    •   Reweaving
    •   Unique spot removal
    •   Cleaning of smoke damaged clothing
    •   Free PICK UP AND DELIVERY* at your home!
    •   Servicing most of the south/central Wisconsin area
Our co-owner, Ellie Tarnutzer, was recently elected to serve on the Wisconsin Fabricare Institute Board of Directors!  This position requires her to attend quarterly meetings to bring new ideas and vote on serious matters regarding the dry cleaning world.  This will allow her to help make the dry cleaning world better for you, our customers and it is a great honor for her to receive.  You can check out many local papers for this press release they provided us!  Help us in congratulating her today!

*Ellie Tarnutzer co-owner of Lake Mills Cleaners and Dyers, Inc., founded in 1938, was appointed to the Wisconsin Fabricare Institute’s (WFI) Board of Directors at their General Membership Meeting on Sept. 10, in Winneconne. Mrs. Tarnutzer and her husband Lance own and operate the successful drycleaning plant in Lake Mills with several locations serving numerous communities in south central Wisconsin.

The Tarnuzers have been supportive and active in WFI programs over the years. Ellie’s continued commitment to the industry and forward thinking impressed current members of the WFI Board of Directors at this summer’s annual convention.

“Mrs. Tarnuzer brings fresh ideas and a new perspective to our Board, “ stated WFI Executive Director Brian Swingle. “I think that she will be an asset in helping our organization meet the needs of our members in a very challenging time for the industry. She represents the foundation of our membership and core values of family-owned businesses in Wisconsin.

WFI was founded in 1942 in Milwaukee, and is recognized as the birthplace of US drycleaner associations. WFI’s first association President was E. C Stoddard, descendent of William Joeseph Stoddard, developer of less flammable hydrocarbon solvent, commonly called Stoddard Solvent, which came to be a standard solvent used in the industry from 1928 to the late 1950’s.

WFI today represents the drycleaning industry in Wisconsin and espouses and promotes the very highest degree of professionalism, integrity and service to our customers, employees and society, with a commitment to enhance our environment. WFI was awarded the 2002 Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environment Award, highlighting what WFI is doing in the areas of pollution prevention, innovative technology and environmental stewardship.*

Our Mission To "Going Green"

* Our free pick-up and delivery trucks run on LP instead of regular gasoline.

* We recycle our hangers and plastic. 

* The Stoddard dry cleaning method is reclaimable through the dryers.  This way it does not go out into the environment and pollute the air.

We have introduced the new Green Garmento Bags.  It allows you to save the use of plastic and instead use reusable bags.  You put your dirty garments inside the bag for us to pick up, it then turns around and covers the clean garments; therefore, no need for reproducing plastic.  Please contact us today if you would like to be environmentally friendly and take part in this service.


Our History

Lake Mills Cleaners has a long history of dedicated customer service. Since its conception in 1938, the Tarnutzer family has owned and operated the business. Casey Tarnutzer was in the dairy business and saw an opportunity to build a family future in the dry cleaning business. In 1951 his son, Dick, joined him in the business, and it soon expanded far beyond the shores of beautiful Rock Lake. With the creative marketing concept of FREE PICK UP AND DELIVERY* the business grew to service most of the south/central Wisconsin area. Today Dick's son, Lance and daughter-in-law Ellie, own and operate the business. Today, a fourth generation is in line to continue the great family tradition of customer service and satisfaction at Lake Mills Cleaners.

$2.00 off any winter coat Cleaning
Brrrr....October is definitely here, whether we are ready for it or not!  It's time for pumpkin patches, fall festivals, apple cider, sweaters, and trick-or-treating!  Unfortunately-of fortunately for some of us-the cold is here to stay for the next several months.  Let us help you prepare for it!  Remember those winter coats you stored away for the warm weather that we are all so excited about in April?  Well it's time to get those out!  Get them cleaned and freshened up so that we can help you look your best this winter with our October Monthly coupon!
*Receive $2.00 off the cleaning of your winter coats!*
Just print this off in order to receive the discount. If you come into our main building to drop off your garments, then just bring it with you & your clothes. If you are a customer that uses our FREE pick-up and delivery, then just throw this coupon in your yellow or green bag & we will apply it to your invoice when we check in the coats.
Let us know if you have any questions by calling us at 608-221-1964 or e-mailing us at As always we appreciate your business.


*Exp. 11/1/14
*One coupon per visit-can be applied to more than one coat
*Must be presented at time of service-not at time of payment
*Excludes leathers, suedes, furs

Lake Mills Cleaners and Dyers Inc.
Serving Your Area Since 1938!
Free Pick Up and Delivery

"On the Shores of Beautiful Rock Lake"
Madison: (608) 221-1964 • Lake Mills: (920) 648-2151
Main Plant: 804 North Main Street, Lake Mills, WI 53551

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