Eli Bariteau Sr. - Founder
Pictured above, in front of the original Consolidated Laundry, located on East San Fernando Street in downtown San Jose Ca. Eli was a semi-professional baseball pitcher whom shared a love of sports with his wife Nora. The World War I Veteran also had a great love of golf, a passion which he instilled in his children and grandchildren.
Jack and Eli Bariteau Jr.
Jack Bariteau, the oldest son of Eli and Honora Bariteau. Jack attended college at San Jose State University and was a Lieutenant in the United States Navy serving at Pearl Harbor during World War II. In 1948, he returned home to his wife Clarie and joined his family's business. Jack became responsible for the San Jose location that would eventually become Bariteau's Consolidated Laundry and later, Bariteau's Linen Service. In his personal life, Jack was a champion amatuer golfer and was inducted into the inaugural class Northern California Golf Associate hall of fame.
Eli Bariteau Jr. The youngest of three children; Eli attended San Jose State before enlisting in the army durning the Korean war. Following his service in the U.S. Army, Eli and his wife Sharon, joined the family business. In 1955, the company purchased Kerrick's Laundry and expanded Bariteau's Consolidated Laundry to Santa Cruz in 1957. Which became its current location at 620 Water St. Personally, Eli was a member of the SJSU 1948 National Golf Championship team and a two time California State amatuer champion golfer. He is honored as a member of the San Jose State and California golf hall of fame.
Lee and Eli (Barry) Bariteau, keeping with family tradition, continue to run the business, focusing on customer service and satisfaction. Both Lee and Barry were born and raised in Santa Cruz County. When they aren't in the office, you can find them on the golf course or spending time with their families. Lee and Barry actively support their community through various charitable endeavors such as the Eli Bariteau Jr golf fund, youth athletics and other educationally based programs. Bariteau's is pleased to have been part of the Santa Cruz community for three generations. We look forward to providing you with exemplary customer service.