The 2009 Inc. 5000: Top 10 Oldest Companies

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Faultless Laundry Company, Founded 1896

Rank: No. 4,127
Location: Kansas City, MO
Revenue: $36.7 million

Faultless is a fifth-generation business of the Spence family and a certified women-owned company. In its 113th year, there are five siblings from the 4th generation still involved in running the business. In the early 20th century, the core customer base consisted of bachelors needing shirts laundered and families needing bundle service. Today, Faultless operates seven laundry plants that cater primarily to the healthcare and hospitality markets in Kansas City, St. Louis, and Denver.