Customer service representative Jennifer Casados has been working with Mountain Air on and off for 10 years. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com
Carlos Arras assists a customer at Mountain Air Cleaners. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com
When you look at the modest Mountain Air Cleaners storefront at 464 Central Ave., you would never guess how extensive and varied their enterprise really is.
Husband and wife team Dick Beaudoin and Dina Quintana are the owners of the 20-year old business, which operates in both Los Alamos and Espanola and handles everything from business shirts to firefighter suits. As well as individual customers from throughout the area, Mountain Air has dozens of commercial clients including hotels, medical centers, schools, and government agencies.
The 6,000-square-foot main plant on Paseo de Onate St., in Espanola houses two different types of dry cleaning systems as well as facilities for in-house leather and carpet cleaning. Their laundry has a capacity of 200 pounds per hour and they have a complete tailor shop, ozone facilities and storage available for customers.
The personal protective equipment facility primarily cleans, inspects, repairs and reconstructs nomex, Kevlar, or fire-retardant based fabrics such as bunker or turnout gear for use during structural, proximity, forest and wildland fires. The facility is certified and National Fire Protection Authority compliant.
Although Mountain Air’s laundromat section in Los Alamos has closed, laundry may be dropped off at the Central Avenue location for one- to two-day service at a cost of $2.25 per pound. They also have high-capacity machines for large items such as blankets, comforters, pillows, draperies, sleeping bags and horse blankets.
As for clothing, Mountain Air can either launder or dry clean shirts, trousers, suits, coats, jackets and more. Shirts can be returned on hangers or folded. Next day service is available for items turned in earlier in the day.
For more information, call 505.662.5885 or visit www.mtnair.biz/index.html.
Mountain Air Cleaners’ new location at 464 Central Ave. near the intersection of Central and Trinity, across from Canyon School. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com