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Reprint from Chattanooga Times Free Press, Hometown Advantage A-1 Carpet Cleaning keeps floors looking good
A-l Carpet cleaning was started in 1990 by Jim Hundley when he took over Budget Carpet Cleaning in Hixson. Services offered include residential and commercial carpet cleaning. As more people moved from carpet to other floor surfaces, services have expanded to include tile and stone floor cleaning, grout cleaning, and also carpet restretching.
"Personal service sets us apart from other carpet cleaning businesses," says Hundley. "We are proud to be a family business and not a large cooperation." As the owner, he continues to be hands-on in the business working along side his stepson, Wes Bowling, and wife, Mary, a special education teacher at Red Bank High School who helps out ocassionally.
"I like to talk, so I really enjoy meeting customers," says Hundley. "I also like a challenge, and in this business no two jobs are alike. I like to be on the go. I would not like being in the office all day." The one thing he says he would like for people to know about his company is that " we treat every job as if we are cleaning our own home. In addition, while we are constantly trying to expand our customer base, we want repeat customers and referrals. That is what we build our reputation on. If we do a good job, people will call us back and refer us to their friends and neighbors. We have had some customers for 18 years." When Hundley started the company, he did not just pick up a cleaning wand and hope for the best. To be the best, he went to school and became a Master Carpet Cleaner with certifications in carpet cleaning, upholstery and fabric cleaning, color repair, carpet repair, and reinstallation and tile and hard floor restoration.
When not working, the Hundley family enjoys motorcycling. Before Jim Hundley got into the carpet cleaning business, he owned other businesses in the Hixson area including Party Time and North River Coins. He was president of the Tennessee State Coin Club.