A taste of heaven

Published 10:05 am Monday, May 7, 2012

David Meadows poses for a photo near his van out of which he operates Heaven’s Best, a carpet cleaning service. -- Kelli Lageson/Albert Lea Tribune

A couple who recently moved to town co-own a carpet cleaning business they’re introducing to the Albert Lea area.

David, who owns Heaven’s Best Carpet Cleaning with his wife Tammy, said they just moved from Nashua, Iowa, where they had been learning about the company. They’re franchise operators, and the corporate headquarters of the company is in Idaho. While they don’t have any other employees yet, that is a goal.

“We’d like to have four vans,” Meadows said.

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Meadows’ wife met a state owner while working as a massage therapist, and then they went through the training needed to start the franchise. The business offers carpet cleaning and promises it to be dry within an hour.

“We don’t soak down to the padding like others do, which can leave moisture there,” Meadows said.

Other capabilities include cleaning of upholstery, wood floors, tile and grout, fabric protection and minor carpet repair. Meadows said their mobile van can go to residential or commercial customers, and they clean cars, motor homes and boats as well. There are also special rates for nonprofits and churches.

The completion time on projects depends on the square footage of the project and the quality of the carpet. Meadows said he’s been busy working nights for businesses and other organizations that need to be open during the day.

“I like working for myself,” Meadows said.

Previously he worked in construction and real estate investment and said business ownership isn’t new to their family. They’re looking forward to settling down in Albert Lea and learning more about the area.

“We like the freedom it creates,” Meadows said.

“We hope to make the community our own.

While they hope to grow their business in Freeborn and Mower counties and possibly the Owatonna and Faribault area, for now Meadows has been doing jobs in Albert Lea and also back in Iowa. He’ll be helping other franchise owners cleaning dorm rooms when colleges let out in the next few weeks.


Heaven’s Best Carpet Cleaning
Phone: 507-383-3548
Email: d.meadows@heavensbest.com
Website: www.heavensbest.com