In 1931 Phil and Angeline Billoni founded Colvin Cleaners on Colvin Blvd. in North Buffalo. A tailor by trade, Phil specialized in tailoring with dry cleaning as a secondary skill set. They were the only employees for years.
As business grew, they moved in 1938 to a larger store front in Kenmore and in 1943 they remained in the village by purchasing a building at 2375 Elmwood to house its plant and finishing operation. It remains the company headquarters today.
Today, Paul is president of Colvin Cleaners and Colvin Draperies. His wife Cyndee is Vice President of the company. Educated at Geneseo State College to become a schoolteacher, Cyndee chose to work with her husband for 25 years at Colvin Cleaners. Both of Paul's children have established careers within the company and are continuing on the tradition of a family-run business. Chris Billoni, Paul & Cyndee's son, is the Outside Services Manager for the company, while Erica, their daughter, is a Route Driver.
Colvin Cleaners provides dry cleaning, tailoring & other services to a total of 14 locations across the Buffalo/Niagara region of WNY. We pride ourselves on exceptional customer service and premium quality. Our award winning dry cleaning capabilities are second-to-none.
With the use of innovative green technology, your garments will be cleaned and finished by some of the best garment care specialists in New York.
“The business is a passion of love with a great deal of pride in continuing a tremendously successful family business,” Paul said. “We have a great family name to uphold and we are all looking forward to celebrating our 100th year anniversary in 2031."
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