|11/14/2017 12:06:00 PM|
Carpet cleaner loves his work
|Ben Redlich has launched a new carpet-cleaning business in Sisters. photo by Jodi Schneider McNamee|
By Jodi Schneider McNameeA job you have a passion for gives you extra motivation to meet your goals. Ben Redlich, a new Sisters resident and owner of Bullseye Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning, loves his profession and has been cleaning textiles for over 25 years.
"The sense of accomplishment I feel after every cleaning is outstanding to me," Redlich said.
Redlich is a people person, and his game plan is fairly simple: Do a great job cleaning carpet while getting to know your customers.
Redlich's most rewarding aspect of his job is his customers.
"That's what I like the most," Redlich explained. "You want your customer to feel comfortable with you. After all, they are bringing you into their home."
Redlich is now a one-man operation, but that wasn't always the case. Not too long ago in Boise, Idaho, Bullseye Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning had morphed into a larger company with six employees utilizing three vans.
"It got bigger than I expected," said Redlich. "Word-of-mouth kept us busy for sure."
His passion for his profession began in 1984 at Boise State University in the student union building where he cleaned carpet. He then moved on to SERVPRO commercial cleaning for a couple of years, where he continued to learn about carpet cleaning.
"I decided that cleaning carpets was the right career, it was actually fun for me," he said.
Redlich and his wife, Kasey, recently moved to Sisters from Boise.
"We purchased our home in Sisters last June when Kasey retired after 30 years as a court reporter," he said.
Redlich sold his business along with two of his vans, but kept the newest one to continue Bullseye Carpet Cleaning on a smaller scale in Sisters.
"We chose to live in Sisters because we always admired the town as we passed through many times on the way to the Oregon coast. Plus, Kasey's sister, Karen Williams, lives in the area and is the art teacher for Sisters Elementary School," he said.
Redlich's cleaning system uses all-natural products that don't leave any harmful residue.
"I specialize cleaning carpets without using chemicals, which is huge to me. I use a soft water process and a procyon product that enhances the softness of the water. Soft water cleans better than alkalinity."
Redlich's extraction machine is directly connected to his van's engine, generating over 200-degree water, and creating a 300-HP vacuum to pull out tough
"My process involves a soap-free product that traps and lifts dirt," said Redlich.
"I feel that a home should be a haven of safety for children and animals, too. That's why I strictly use food biodegradable products."
For more information contact Bullseye Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning at 458-292-6842 or visit www.bullseyecarpetcleaning.com.
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