I love my job. I realize that most people can’t say the same thing and I am grateful that I can. I have always been in sales, but have tried a few different businesses before finding the one I could do 24/7 and enjoy. The one thing I have learned is that much like life, owning a business is all about making mistakes, learning from those mistakes and repeating the cycle. The ones who succeed are those that don’t give up and keep learning.
It is much like cleaning your house.. It is an endless cycle. You get everything perfect and then the kids spill juice on the floor, or the dog leaves paw prints all over the place. If your life is as messy as mine is, I know a guy.. He might not be able to clean up your life, but he can certainly clean your carpets, power wash the exterior surfaces or even get in those hard to get places like the grout in the bathroom. All this and he is fortunate to love his job just as much as I love mine! I had the pleasure of having a drink with Paul Poulos and learn about The Supreme Cleaning Company, LLC in Lake Villa.
After sitting with Paul for 5 min, I could tell that not only did he love his job but he was proud of his work. I guess it could be much like watching those “oddly satisfying” videos on YouTube and Facebook that seem to steal a few minutes of my life every now and then. It seems like a great quality in a man, to love to clean, unfortunately he is like my husband and doesn’t like to “work” at home. (I had new carpet installed 2 years ago and still don’t have baseboards put back up!)
Paul grew up in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago and after high school obtained a degree in Business Management from Southern Illinois University. When he graduated he was like many young hopeful graduates, believing a great job with benefits would be waiting for him and quickly realized this was not the case. He then went back to his high school job, working for his father. Since 1983, his dad has run a successful carpet cleaning business and Paul worked there throughout high school learning the tools of the trade.
As time moved on, Paul decided it was time to settle down. Believe it or not, he joined eHarmony in hopes of finding “the one” and it didn’t take long. The first woman he was paired up with is now his wife. He is proof that the online dating scene can work. They dated for 6 years before getting married in 2014. According to Paul, it was his wife’s idea that he start Supreme Cleaning Co. He wanted to start a business and she suggested he stick to what he knows rather than reinventing the wheel. As they say: “Behind every great man there is a great woman”. So in 2016, Supreme Cleaning Company, LLC, was born as well as their first child!
As a Realtor, I keep seeing less and less carpet in homes. I can understand why, I prefer hardwood over carpet. It's on trend and easier to keep clean. After talking with Paul, I learned that your carpet is the biggest air filter in your home. It makes sense, I just never thought of it that way. If you have ever pulled up your carpet, you have seen what lives under there! The dirt is there regardless if you have carpet or not.. Think about that for a minute. With carpet it is getting filtered and stored under the carpet, with hardwood it is free flowing through the house. One of the best reasons to get the carpet cleaned often: A clean filter is the best performing filter.
Not only does Paul clean carpets but he can repair them as well. He also cleans tile and grout, power washes exterior surfaces and cleans area rugs. Their carpet cleaning services are guaranteed to be supreme. Their process begins with a thorough walk through of your residence where they will address all areas of concern and answer any of your questions. Then they take all necessary precautions to protect your home and belongings using corner guards to protect walls, carpet glides to safely move your furniture, and Seal-A-Door to keep household pets in and undesirable weather outside. Check out their 10 step cleaning process here.
They offer cleaning services 7 days a week. The process takes anywhere from 1-4 hours depending on the space and amount of soil. They charge for their carpet cleaning, tile & grout cleaning, and garage floor cleaning by the square foot. Upholstery and pet treatments are on a case by case basis. The reason they charge by the square foot because there is no such thing as a standard room. Every home is different when it comes to size, flooring type and furniture load, but they do offer discounts for empty rooms and open areas.
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“Paul did an amazing job on our entire house! He is very professional but also friendly. He takes his time and does a very thorough job! My carpets look brand new!! It's nice to support local young business owners who stand behind their work and really strive for perfection! Our painters even commented on how nice the carpets all look! GREAT JOB PAUL!!!! Thank you so very much!!!!”
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