A piece of history – handwritten payroll/time sheets from 1925
Babayan’s was founded by Mr. and Mrs. Levon Babayan in 1896, starting out selling Persian and Oriental area rugs in downtown Toronto at 103 Yonge Street. We were one of the first promoters of Persian and Oriental rugs in Canada.
Shortly after, Babayan’s began to clean area rugs, though the cleaning process at the time was significantly different. The process incorporated the use of a fire hose as their main water source. Through the years our focus shifted to solely cleaning area rugs.
In 1957, we moved into our current home where we invested $200,000 installing our custom-made carpet cleaning machine, to build the same machine today with the exact automated setup would cost over $1,000,000. It has become the leading technology in the industry. For over 115 years, we continue to offer the same great quality and support our customers have become accustomed to.
(Newspaper article image source: National Rug Cleaner - May 1959)