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May 20, 2017
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Greg Kirchner
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Who are you as a person? Have another job? What are you hobbies? Etc..,
 
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Wayne C Thompson
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I am carpet all the way. I have installed carpet for 15 years , sold it for 2 of those years and have been cleaning carpet for the last 24 years. I love to make my truck mount the best it can be. It is the hottest, best vacuum , large fresh water tank, large recovery tank. You get the idea. Pull two hoses in, fire it up and it is ready to go. I have a Harley that I ride but not often enough to justify owning it. I live in a small town , Grants Pass, Oregon. I manufacture electric vacuum hose reel adaptors, changes manual vacuum reel to electric. 61 years old and going strong. Golf on a regular basis.
 

Todd the Cleaner

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Todd Cottino
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I'm Todd, I've been in the cleaning business for 23 years now. I started off as an office assistant answering phones at Coit then moved in to cleaning drapery. A couple years later I moved to being a carpet tech where I worked for the next 15 years. 6 years ago I left and started my own business.

I enjoy building and working on things, especially truckmounts. I purchased both my truckmounts as broken down machines that I stripped down and completely re-designed and re-built. The rest of the time I'm not working on the business I spend with my family. One thing I've really enjoyed owning my own business is the fact I can schedule time off to spend with my family.
 

Swani21

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Nick S.
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I'm Nick, I'm a locomotive engineer and also own and operate a cleaning business with my wife. We enjoy skiing, hiking, snowmobiling, camping, hunting, fishing and anything else outdoors.
 

seagrtj

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Todd Seagraves
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I am Todd. I spent 7 years at Jon-Don, I did sales and Managed the Service Dept. I learned alot about the industry. Now working for Cleaning and Restoration Company doing Sales.

I really enjoy helping people learn things

My hobbies are my two daughters and thier volleyball. It consumes a good 6 months of my life.
 

Kyle8

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Kyle manor
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I am Kyle, owner of Kyle's Carpet cleaning and mobile car wash im 32 years old married have a 13 year old step daughter and a 6 year old boy that just started kindergarten. I love sports and love coaching my kids basketball and baseball teams. used to play golf before my son was born but not as much since he was born used to ride dirt bikes also. came from a family of 6 with 2 brother and one sister. my dad retired from the air force about when I was born and moved to Ogden Utah and worked for northupt and grumin for a defense contractor for 25 years as a rocket scientist. I love to snowboard and ski , fish and hike. my kids are pretty much my life and I will do anything to keep them safe. went to college at snow college and got my college degree in construction management.
 
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Bret Stevens
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Im Bret, I've been cleaning carpet for around ten years, and pressure washing fleet vehicles for twenty years. Currently on the fence about starting my own carpet biz because while I do work extremely hard, and do good work, I am not a people person. I do not like people in general. I don't really have any hobbies, since I work just about every day. If drinking beer is a hobby, then I have one. Single never married, no kids, thank god. Not a family man either. I do love dogs tho. and marijuana. And especially sucking rug.
 

Todd the Cleaner

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smart n kleen

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I am carpet all the way. I have installed carpet for 15 years , sold it for 2 of those years and have been cleaning carpet for the last 24 years. I love to make my truck mount the best it can be. It is the hottest, best vacuum , large fresh water tank, large recovery tank. You get the idea. Pull two hoses in, fire it up and it is ready to go. I have a Harley that I ride but not often enough to justify owning it. I live in a small town , Grants Pass, Oregon. I manufacture electric vacuum hose reel adaptors, changes manual vacuum reel to electric. 61 years old and going strong. Golf on a regular basis.
Hey neighbor, I'm in Klamath falls. Send me pictures of your reel adapters.
 
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Michael Widomski
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I'm Michael, I've cleaned carpets for not very long and still work full time in IT at least until I can get enough work to quit. I use a porty made a long time ago in a land not far away.

I spend a lot of time working on and driving my two other cars when I can, an MX5 and a Skyline. I didn't become a mechanic because the mechanic I did work experience with told me not to :LOL:. The Skyline needs a new motor and trans and the MX5 needs to have its police defect cleared. Both are fantastic money pits.

I also like the outdoors and veging out at home.
 

Mama Fen

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Amy in Charlotte NC here. Wound up in the industry six years ago by happy accident, after getting laid off at Christmas from a big hardware retail chain (thanks, orange box... cough cough). Best thing that could have ever happened to me, in retrospect, elsewise I'd never have wound up here! Wound up working for a very small distributor that caters to cleaning and disaster restoration here in town, slowly growing to serve a larger area (and I'm ok with slow, because it keeps things one-on-one and I get to keep all my guys on a first-name basis). I love the industries in which I am now engaged and can't imagine being happier than where I am now.

Started out as a vet student at NCSU (degrees in Microbiology and English, because I love language), intended to stay in that industry after I reached Technician status but unless you're the doctor you can't make a living at it. Considered going for LPN or RN but am too tender-hearted to ever lose a human patient. Losing critters was bad enough!

In my spare time I experiment with cleaning and restoration projects, read everything I can get my hands on, listen to music and play classical piano, and spoil my Maine Coon cat. I also rescue injured box turtles (an extremely vulnerable species here in the Carolinas) and raise Isobel zebra finches.

When I've got the funds I also fish, spelunk, and enjoy hiking and climbing. Best experience ever was a six-week-long dry camping trip all the way through Alaska and back, truly a life-changing event.
 
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Scott W

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Scott here. A grown son and daughter. My son is also in the cleaning industry in the Nashville TN area.

Recently pass 50 years in the industry. Between 8 and 9 years doing the work myself as a sideline while a worked in energy and laser research for the University of Tennessee. Then had my own business with several employees for 30 years. The last 12 years in technical support and customer service for Interlink Supply and its associated companies.

Most of my free time is in volunteer ministry. I like to travel and hike.
 

EVDOG

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Im Bret, I've been cleaning carpet for around ten years, and pressure washing fleet vehicles for twenty years. Currently on the fence about starting my own carpet biz because while I do work extremely hard, and do good work, I am not a people person. I do not like people in general. I don't really have any hobbies, since I work just about every day. If drinking beer is a hobby, then I have one. Single never married, no kids, thank god. Not a family man either. I do love dogs tho. and marijuana. And especially sucking rug.
You sound like a future serial killer man.
 

rob allen

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Robert Allen,Jr.
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Hi Im Rob. I am a carpet cleanaholic. I'm here because I'm not all there. Each day I suit up and show up to fake it till I make it. I'm on a 12 step cleaning program hoping to purge the dirt demons found in fine furnishings that haunt me each day. I started TMF to have a place to meet cleanaholics all over the planet. We help each other make progress one day at a time.