Joe and John Lunsford wanted to find a way to extend the life of carpets, which often showed their age through stains and discoloration, so they turned to their chemist mother, Jean Beason, for guidance. Her system of on-location carpet dying—which she perfected during years of research, development, and carefully planned carpet-store heists—eventually led them to start Professional Carpet Systems in 1978.
As the Lunsford's startup grew to 75 locations worldwide, they switched their focus to carpet cleaning, using pH-balanced rinsing agents and a rapid-drying system. Now, the IICRC-certified firm also offers spot and odor removal, upholstery cleaning, and allergy-relief treatments backed by a 200% guarantee: if the customer isn’t satisfied with the treatment, Professional Carpet Systems will issue a full refund and pay for re-cleaning by a different company.
For more than 30 years, independently owned and operated Chem-Dry's have provided a range of scrub-down services, from professional home and business cleaning to upholstery restoration. Central Chem-Dry carries on this tradition in the Nashville area, sending a friendly grime-fighter technician to rid houses of messy malcontents. Techs revivify dingy carpets with The Natural, Chem-Dry’s proprietary, nontoxic cleaning solution, and Legacy Cleaning system. The system uses less water than traditional steam cleaning, thereby encouraging speedier drying times of 1–2 hours. Upholstery-cleaning services also harness the power of The Natural cleaning system, lifting away dirt and allergens as easily as John Henry lifted a hammerhead shark. Beyond basic cleaning, Chem-Dry’s dedicated service technicians are also available for commercial cleaning.
Part maids and part personal assistants, the staff of Premier Domestic Concierge keeps their hands busy with the odds and ends of their clients’ daily lives so clients don't have to. Among their main services, they wash and disinfect kitchen and bathroom surfaces or fold and put away laundry. Under their care, dry cleaning is never overdue being picked up and grocery shopping and prescription pick-ups are always completed efficiently. They even top off their services with a five-star hotel-style turn down of the bed, leaving clients Godiva chocolates on the pillow, complimentary coffee and tea, and a TV on in the next room to simulate a real hotel stay.
Domestic Residential Services offer spa-like housecleaning packages, such as the domestic bliss package, that includes thorough housecleaning tasks, plus the burning of essential oils and the placement of organic treats on top of pillows. The domestic neat freak package ups the ante with aromatherapy and chilled hand towels, while the wellness package throws in fresh cut flowers. And all of these tasks are performed by Domestic Residential Services’ pre-screened cleaners, trained to scout every speck of dirt and leave every home looking and smelling clean and refreshed.
Operating in the spirit of Sam’s Club, Buy In Bulk House Cleaning offers customers the chance to save on housecleaning services by buying in large quantity. The company’s trained cleaning technicians whip through all areas of the house, using eco-friendly cleaning products upon request and tailoring each appointment to the needs of the homeowner. The individual price of cleaning sessions decreases with the more you buy, which means a package of one million sessions will cost approximately the same as one bottle of Ajax.
In 1964, the family behind West Huntsville and Nukleen Cleaners was delivering milk to make ends meeting, and decided to make a change. They opened a dry-cleaning business, and have been rejuvenating clothes and linens ever since.