Discussion in 'Lets talk Business!' started by jkowalski, Mar 13, 2018.
This week's episode: The origins of the carpet cleaning industry. Enjoy.
Proud member of SCT. The monthly newsletters went into my big 3 ring binder with the SCT logo. Enjoyed this :-)
So cool, thank you Joe for the episode! Great to see Wanda doing so well. She looks fantastic! Many thanks so much to Wanda & Ed for everything they did for the industry.
The York's were true visionaries. Part Barnum & Bailey part GENIUS. Steam Services, SCT, IICUC, DKI, all York's ideas.
We owned 3 Vapor Vac's back in the 70's, heavy beasts but built to last. Used in conjunction with a 65 lb Drag Wand.
Wanda is right people loved seeing the dirty water removed from their carpet. lol
I remember Ed fighting the Better Business bureau for the right to use the term "Steam Cleaning". Back then the BBB was suing cleaners for false advertising.
The first Cimex I ever saw was one Ed was pushing along with LST for low moisture cleaning.
My father sent me all across the country to SCT then Fiber Cleaning Schools of America for training.
What a great episode!
My family made those machines too
We have a couple of the units in my parents shop yet
So cool! Thanks for sharing your stories guys!
Did he ever let her talk?
One of our Vapor Vac's in action. A young me.
Wait, you were young once?
Great episode. I have not seen Wanda for many years. Good to hear form her.
I think my start with SCT and IICUC was in the early 1980's. Collected a lot of the Tip's n Chat's, even wrote them for a while. Became an instructor for Ed and Wanda's schools. Later worked with Sonny Bass, Jeff Bishop, Joel Reets in various iterations of SCT.
Did business with Steve and then Bob Astone at Steam Services. Learned color correction from one of the York relatives, although I can't recall the name right now. Proof of my old age.
Richard Mittie. Still one of the best.
I still think I am. lol
Here is my father's certificate. A good picture of a Vapor Vac and our first brochure. My father is in the middle.
Love those old vans.
I like the new trucks better.
Took his class in KC mid 90's. That is where RIcKY got his idea to sell cimexes after I mentioned seeing them at York's class on the ICS board. He'll deny it of course. LST (mud) as a low moisture cleaner using the cimex and a using a tank mounted ozone unit for that cimex.
An old handout I had made when I was 19 years old and using the units....
Yes...my wife says I was as wordy back then as I am now....(quiet pig snot ) @hogjowl
That's so cool Mark!
Good grief ...
So Merle's was the original zero rez?
Loved the interview other than some of the interruptions.