Marquard's Cleaners - Since 1931

Now in our third generation as a family owned business, we are committed daily to maintain the uncompromising standards set by our founder,  John Marquard.

The Marquard’s Pledge

Steve Rimell


A former president of the Dry Cleaners Guild and the President of Marquard's, Steve has grown the company from two locations to its current five store fronts- maintaining the Marquard’s commitment to deliver the highest quality experience.

Ken Rimell

VP, Clothes Doctor

Beginning in 1970, Ken took his Chemistry degree into the family business, first making home visits taking down, cleaning and rehanging drapes. Since, he has mastered the art of stain removal as St. Louis' very own ``Clothes Doctor.``


Marquard’s Cleaners has preserved 100-year-old wedding dresses, restored World War II uniforms, and cleaned the most delicate gowns in its eight decades of operation. It is a specialized service that has not changed over the dry cleaners’ over 84 years in business. John Marquard started this idea when he opened the business in 1931 and he passed it on to the Rimell family—the attention to detail and quality.

In the mid-’60s, Marquard sold the cleaners to one of his employees, Harvey Rimell, Steve and Ken’s father. Ken and his brother, Steve, assisted their father in the business since they were “as tall as the spotting board,” developing an enthusiasm for the trade that has carried over into their years of ownership.

“We have a real passion to serve other people,” Ken Rimell says. “My father used to say, Treat the garment as if it’s yours, but better than if it was yours.”

With long-term employees, Marquard’s marks its eighth decade as strong as when its namesake opened the business. Their longevity comes from their reputation and the consistency of the product they put out.

The Marquard’s mission states:

Our valued customers must know that we care more about personal service and proper care of their fine garments than anyone else.

Combined Years of Expertise 91yrs
Consecutive Years in Business 84yrs

Marquard’s has been chosen by readers of the Ladue News as “Most marquards-ladueTrusted Dry Cleaner” for the past six years in a row and has placed Marquard’s on their annual Ladue News Platinum List.