Description: Von Schrader is one of the best known and respected names in the carpet & upholstery cleaning business. Outstanding support and service, exceptional profit potential. Opportunities: Opportunities for Associates in all states of the US and in several other countries. Business Type: Business Opportunity. Minimum Cash Required: $2,100. Financing Assistance: Yes, through a third party. Training Provided: Yes. Home-based: Yes.
Von Schrader Video
Edna Roman, owner of the Cleaning Solution & Supply Center, is very happy with her Von Schrader cleaning equipment
She explains how her business went from strength to strength when she discovered Von Schrader.
I attended my first Von Schrader 'Professional Cleaners School' in Racine, Wisconsin this year although I’ve been using Von Schrader equipment to clean carpet and upholstery since 1999. I’ve operated my own cleaning service for the past 20 years, starting with residential house cleaning and adding commercial accounts along the way. My first commercial cleaning account was a large office/warehouse operation with 4,000 square feet of carpeting that needed regular maintenance.
My husband helped me on several occasions with the carpet cleaning of this facility, using methods that were slow and labor intensive without soil extraction. My husband, who was in a career transition, read about the Von Schrader Carpet & Upholstery cleaning system in a business opportunity magazine and was interested in the 'low moisture extraction process' and the 'no franchise fee' that was advertised. After attending a no-obligation 'Professional Cleaning School' my husband came home with training manuals, and the LMX & VS1 Carpet & Upholstery cleaning systems arrived a few days later. We of course put them to the test right away in the office/warehouse complex and the Von Schrader cleaning system provided deep, thorough extraction cleaning on all the carpeted offices, halls and stairs, while also providing fast drying time.
My husband successfully completed his mid-career switch and took a new job in the accounting field, and I began to introduce the carpet & upholstery system to my residential customers. My customer base was very impressed with the deep, thorough extraction cleaning process and fast drying time. They were also pleased with the automatic process of the machines that did not require the dragging of messy hoses in from the street. I soon found that a woman owner/operator of a carpet & upholstery business had a unique competitive advantage. The 'lady of the house' was very pleased to know a woman would be coming into her home, often when her husband was out, to provide a service traditionally done by men. I was able to increase my hourly rate by as much as four times my residential cleaning rate, and take control of my schedule to be available for my children after school. After a short time I was so busy with carpet & upholstery cleaning that I no longer offered residential cleaning services and added 'spot removal' and 'on-the-spot' carpet color repair services.
Recently I purchase a commercial storefront building on a busy by-pass in our city, and I’m moving toward product sales of environmentally safe cleaning products and supplies. Our recent trip to the Von Schrader Professional Cleaners School in Racine WI, was to investigate the NAVSA Certified Dealer program which authorizes dealers to demonstrate the world-renowned Von Schrader equipment to potential buyers (maintenance and facility managers, etc.) in Western NY and North West PA. Von Schrader’s Green Seal Environmental Certification is important in our area as NY has recently mandated that all state buildings must use solvents that meet or exceed Green Seal’s environmental standards.
I will always do a certain amount of hands-on carpet & upholstery cleaning as my customers continue to call for service even though I no longer advertise. I would encourage more women associates to investigate this opportunity as a viable niche in the multi million dollar maintenance cleaning industry.
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