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At the end of the 19th Century a young Armenian left his troubled homeland and immigrated to the United States. Hagop Dohanian came to the Boston area because he could get a job from other Armenians in the area. After working for others for a few years, he started his own company that would eventually become Bon Ton Rug Cleansers.

After serving in World War II and graduating from college, Hagop’s son Armen came to work with his father. Working together, the made the company grow and prosper. When Hagop retired for health concerns, Armen asked his sister Nevart to join him in the business. IN the early 70s Armen’s son Armen Jr. (Buzz) also joined the business.  As we entered the 21st century, Armen and Nevart both retired but Armen Jr. was joined by two of his sons, Adam and Matthew. We continue to offer our services under their leadership.

Today, we still strive to maintain the high standard that has been a family tradition since our company’s founding. We are pleased that many of our customers have chosen to continue a long term relationship with Bon Ton Rug, in some cases spanning many generations. If you have just discovered us, we hope that you will be pleased with the level of service you receive, and that you will continue to use us for your rug needs in the future. 

Certifications & Memberships

ria logoThe Restoration Industry Association (fromerly ASCR)

Armen Dohanian Sr. was President in 1976 
Armen Dohanian Jr. was President in 1999

nirc logo2NIRC - National Institute of Rug Cleaning - a division of RIA (ASCR)

Armen Dohanian Jr. and Adam Dohanian have earned the Certified Rug Specialist designation (CRS) from the National Institute of Rug Cleaning

NEIRCLogo125NEIRC - the New England Institute of Restoration and Cleaning

Armen Dohanian Sr. was a founding member

ISA Logo abbreviated-member positiveInternational Society of Appraisers

Armen Dohanian Jr. is a member of the International Society of Appraisers and a graduate of the ISA Core Course in Personal Property Appraisal

arcs logo 100Association of Rug Care Specialists (ARCS)

 

 

Certifications & Memberships

The Restoration Industry Association (fromerly ASCR)

Armen Dohanian Sr. was President in 1976 
Armen Dohanian Jr. was President in 1999

NIRC - National Institute of Rug Cleaning - a division of RIA (ASCR)

Armen Dohanian Jr., Adam Dohanian and Lynne S. O’Connell have earned the Certified Rug Specialist designation (CRS) from the National Institute of Rug Cleaning

NEIRC - the New England Institute of Restoration and Cleaning

Armen Dohanian Sr. was a founding member

Armen Dohanian Jr. is a member of the International Society of Appraisersand a graduate of the ISA Core Course in Personal Property Appraisal




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Watertown, MA 02472