Family Owned Since 1914

In the early 1900’s Athans Spiliotopoulos came to America from Greece with his brother Demosthenes in pursuit of the American Dream. The brothers delivered coats and aprons with a horse and wagon to the fish piers, local food shops and cafes in Boston.

Athans moved the business to South Boston before partnering with another linen supplier and opening his own laundry in the 1920s.

In the 1930’s Athans acquired a linen service from a family in Worcester and in 1933 Athans built his own laundry facility in South Boston. With a branch in Worcester and a plant in South Boston the company then became known as the Loyal Crown Linen Service.

Athans and his wife Mary went on to have eight children. Three of his children, Angelo Plato and Edith took over as the second-generation successors and led the company through the 1940’s and 1950s. During World War II and the Korean War, the plant proudly manufactured garments for the US Navy.

Multiple acquisitions in the 1960s enabled the company to expand throughout New England with locations in New Hampshire, Cape Cod, and Springfield, Massachusetts.

After growing up working in the plant and aiding in deliveries, in the 1970’s Plato’s sons Arthur and Chris Spilios took over operations and expanded the business exponentially.

As the company grew, Chris Spilios had a vision to build a state of the art facility that would enable Crown to enjoy growth and innovation in the future while keeping as many employees as possible. This dream led the company to purchase 21 acres of land in Brockton Massachusetts and invest over 18million dollars in the design and construction of a 94,000 sq ft facility.

In October 2014, Chris Spilios, his son George, Arthur Spilios and his son Plato joined in the ground-breaking ceremony for new Brockton plant which would combine the Fall River and South Boston locations.

Chris passed away shortly before the plant opened the award-winning facility has achieved the standard of quality that Chris envisioned and continues to function allowing for Crown to be an industry leader in innovation, sustainability and operational excellence.

Today Arthur Spilios continues to be the CEO of the company with George and Plato Spilios running operations as Co-Presidents of the organization.

Pictured here: Arthur and Chris at the ground breaking ceremony in 2014.
In the early 1900’s Athans Spiliotopoulos came to America from Greece. Along with his brother, Demosthenes, they began to work on achieving their American Dream. He and his brother delivered coats and aprons by horse and wagon to the fish piers of Boston.
Early records document Angelos delivering aprons on a bicycle at age 14 from their location in Roxbury in 1914.
Athans acquired a linen service in Lowell. A short time later a building located on Damrell Street was purchased and in 1933, Athans opened his own laundry there.
Athans and other linen suppliers rented space from the National Laundry Co. A fire at National in the late 1920’s caused Athans to join forces with another linen supplier and they opened their own laundry on Bristol Street near the Pine Street Inn.
Crown Christmas - 1934
Crown fleet - 1967
Crown fleet - 1978
Crown fleet - 2012