John Mahdessian

Over the years, President of the world-renowned custom couture cleaner Madame Paulette®, John Mahdessian has researched, experimented and pioneered processes and techniques that have set new standards for the entire cleaning industry worldwide, dedicated to the mastery of cleaning, restoration and preservation of home furnishings and interior textiles. His extensive interior innovations include:

v Private Yacht & Aviation Interior Cleaning

v Wall-to-Wall Carpeting

v Draperies & Window Treatments

v Upholstery Cleaning

v Antique Carpets and Oriental Rugs

v Area Rugs (Reweaving, Re-Dying & Restoring)

v Fabric Blinds, Balloon Shades & Curtains

v Estate Interior Cleaning & Restoration

v Water, Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration

v Soot & Smoke Removal

v Air Purification & Ionization

v Debris & Comprehensive Dust Removal

v Ozone Treatment (Odor Removal)

v Fabric Wall Treatments

v Mildew Removal

Due to these innovations, John as partnered with top restaurants such as Jean-Georges, Bouley and Brushstroke, top hotels such as The Plaza Hotel, The Mandarin Hotel and The Four Seasons, iconic establishments such as the Museum of Modern Art, Radio City Music Hall, 15 Central Park West and Cosmopolitan Club, and lastly, real estate agencies such as Stribling & Associates, Sotheby’s International Real Estate and Corcoran Group Real Estate.

Each year, the luxury cleaning industry is faced with increasing challenges as designs become more intricate, and new, innovative fabrics are developed. This can present a variety of difficulties in the care and cleaning of textiles. Madame Paulette® and its skilled team are equipped to meet these challenges, continuing to set the standards for its industry. Each item is meticulously cleaned, no matter how large or how small the job may be.

As an expert in the industry, John Mahdessian suggests homes and personal valued possessions must be regularly serviced in order to maintain its integrity and value. As experts in the field, Madame Paulette® suggests that homes and valued personal properties in addition to textiles and furnishings undergo a comprehensive dust removal and interior cleaning service at least once a year.

John’s success has allowed him to pursue numerous philanthropic ventures. Recently, John was awarded the American Liver Foundation’s 10th Anniversary Honors Gala honored John with the Spirit of New York Award for his charitable efforts and dedication to the cause. In addition, John and the Madame Paulette ® Organization professionally and meticulously cleaned the dresses exhibited (and later auctioned) for Swarovski Elements’ 22 Ways to Say Black, which benefited the American Cancer Society— John was also the winning bidder for one of the exclusive frocks. At the New Yorkers for Children Fall Gala, John led the Madame Paulette® team in donating cleaned and tailored suits for twenty different children who benefit from the organization’s wonderful work.

John serves as Chairman of the Board for Fashion Donations, and has created partnerships with CANCER 101® and the Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation. Madame Paulette has made numerous contributions to charitable organizations, including American Liver Foundation, New Yorkers for Children, Children’s Cancer & Blood Foundation, the New York Junior League and the Armenia Tree Project. He is also a member of the Fraternal Order of Police as well as an Associate Member of the New Jersey State Law Enforcement Agency. A graduate of Villanova University (B.S. Business Administration), John Mahdessian almost began his career at one of New York City’s most prestigious investment banking firms, ultimately deciding to join the family business, allowing his father to retire following 30 years in business.