Our Heritage

Aero-Clean Landreth; a long name with a lengthy history.

Since 1930, Landreth Cleaning Services has been providing professional, friendly service to the greater Whittier, CA area.

The original owner, Alan (Skinny) Landreth, started the business in a quanset hut in the back of the Whittier Ice Cream Company. Upon Landreth’s death, Bill and Maxine Mosher purchased the business at its location on 12107 Hadley street in 1955 (see Whittier Daily News article on 50th Anniversary in 1980). Bill was involved in the development and testing of the Lieb non-immersion fur and drapery cleaning machines which is still the safest, most environmentally friendly method available and least likely to remove flame-retardant qualities or to shrink drapes.

In 1982, the company was purchased by Andy Bandstra. Tall, dedicated and friendly, Andy carried on the tradition that most folks remember to this day. People still ask about him and most thought his name was Andy Landreth! (They thought he was the original owner).

In the year 2000 Andy sold to Mark and Rachael Lund whose family had been friends of the company way back to the days when the non-immersion machines were being developed.

In the years Mark and Rachael owned the company, they became friends with Jim Bockholt of Aero-Clean. They were instrumental in helping Aero-Clean perfect the cleaning of drapes using the Leib System. At the time, Aero-Clean also helped them with some of the large volume of carpet cleaning as they experienced some health challenges and could not keep up for some periods of time.

In July of 2002, the Lunds decided to sell the business and the obvious first choice was Jim Bockholt of Aero-Clean. Jim had founded and operated his own company, Aero-Clean since 1969. His manner of doing business was a natural fit with the Landreth tradition of professional, friendly service. Aero-Clean had been serving customers from their Cerritos location at Del Amo and the 605 freeway. The Whittier area was already being served, so now it was to become a more prominent focus. Note: Aero-Clean’s customers from the beach cities of Seal Beach, Sunset, Huntington, and Long Beach may best remember when the company merged with Richard’s Finest White Glove Service in 1993, becoming Aero-Clean White Glove Service. (In 2002 “White Glove” was dropped from the name to make room for “Landreth”.)

Jim Bockholt, besides his 40+ years of cleaning experience, has served as Los Angeles County Director for the Carpet and Fabricare Institute (1994-1996), was presented the “Bill Bailey” award for outstanding service to the industry (1996), and served on the Board of Directors of C.F.I. for approximately 6 years.

In 1996 he was elected to the Cerritos, California Chamber of Commerce where he served until 2002. He was elected President of the Cerritos Chamber in 1998-1999.

Jim has been a member of Tippers, a professional business networking club in Long Beach, since 1994. He has served on the board and was elected and served as president from January 2007 - December 2008. Jim has been active in the Bellflower, Long Beach, and Santa Fe Springs Chambers of Commerce as well as being a current member in the Whittier and Cerritos Chambers.

Every day at Aero-Clean Landreth we are aware of our fine heritage and constantly work to provide “Clean you can count on!” .
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