about prestige cleaners

Prestige Cleaners: A Legacy of Service, Citizenship, & Community

Our founder, Don E. Frye––who passed away in November of 2012––built Prestige Cleaners from a relentless commitment to serving others. Don spent nearly his entire career in the dry cleaning industry, and after migrating from Ohio to Phoenix, he opened Prestige’s doors in June of 1964.

With Don at the helm, the company evolved from a small shop at the Scottsdale waterfront to an award-winning operation, employing over 60 people across seven Scottsdale locations. Always at the cutting-edge, Prestige was the first in our market to adopt eco-friendly policies, including the use of a safer dry cleaning solution.

Capping his career, The U.S. Small Business Administration elected Donn E. Frye Arizona’s Small Business Person of the Year in 1980. He retired in 1981 and handed the reins to son Donn Frye. Donn has since carried on his father’s commitment to community service and strong corporate citizenship while forging his own path. 

In 2019, Denise Testori was named President/CEO of Prestige Cleaners after over three decades with the company. Her commitment and dedication to Prestige and everything the company stands for is evident in her exceptional leadership.

Memberships, Accomplishments, & Accolades

Founding Member: Western States Dry Cleaning & Laundry Association, Distinguished Service to the Dry Cleaning Industry

Member: Dry Cleaning Laundry Institute International

Member: Management Concepts (An elite dry cleaning association whose dozens of members from around the U.S. are involved by invitation only.)

Member: Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce

Governor’s Pride of Arizona Award: Honorable Mention, Pollution Prevention and Environmental Technology

Scottsdale Foundation for the Handicapped: Scottsdale History Hall of Fame Award 2002 & 2015

Member: Scottsdale Charros

Arizona Foothills Magazine: Best of the Valley 2019 Phoenix Magazine: Best of Phoenix, 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2006