The History of Jackson Services, Inc.
From our early years as a rug cleaning and shampooing business to serving more than 3,000 clients across Eastern Nebraska, Jackson Services has seen a lot in our nearly 100 years of business!
Jackson Pantorium was founded by Minnie Jackson out of her home, where she performed a myriad of services, such as rug cleaning and shampooing, interior car cleaning, alterations, cleaning, pressing, repairing (of personal family laundry), hatting and fabric dyeing.
Jesse Jackson, Nikki Jackson, Jason Jackson, and Justin Jackson (all 4th Generation) have all taken serious roles in the success of Jackson Services (pictured are Kathy, Jay, Justin, Jesse, Jason, and Nikki.)
Our story began back in 1924 when our founder, Minnie Jackson, started Jackson Pantorium in Columbus, NE. Over the course of the next few years, Minnie offered services like rug cleaning and shampooing, interior car cleaning, as well as a variety of other services.
In 1930, the growing business became Jackson Dry Cleaners and Launderers. A year later, Lee Jackson joined the business full-time and opened Lee’s Linen Supply in association with the laundry side of the business.
Following Minnie’s passing, we expanded further and added a modernized washroom. In the ’70s, Terry Jackson (who was third-generation Jackson) became sole owner of the company and discontinued the retail dry cleaning and family laundry business to focus entirely on commercial laundry. Sadly, Terry passed away in 1975, leaving what’s now Jackson Services, Inc., to Jay Jackson and his wife Kathy.
Jay and Kathy have since expanded the business with our uniform department, designed and constructed our current building, and installed our state-of-the-art CBW Tunnel Washer and Minnie Track Systems!
We’re proud of the history that Minnie Jackson started nearly 100 years ago, and we can’t wait to see where our family continues to take our business over the next 100 years!