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For the past 40 years, Superior Carpet Cleaning has been a family-owned business that puts home and family first.

In fact, it’s because of a family member that owner Randy Simmons learned about the carpet business.

According to his wife, co-owner Pauline Simmons, Randy was working at what was then called Sigeco (now known as Vectren) in Evansville when he decided to go off on his own to start his own company.

Various members of his family are entrepreneurs who are self-employed, and Randy learned the carpet cleaning business from an uncle who ran a similar business in upstate New York. Randy had grown up there as a child.

When Randy returned, it was to open Superior Carpet Cleaning on July 31, 1973, in his and Pauline’s home. Except for three years when the business was located near the corner of Virginia and U.S. 41, the company has remained at the couple’s home for 37 years.

Superior Carpet Cleaning cleans rugs in residential and commercial buildings, and in apartment complexes. Previously, its employees installed carpet, painted, and worked to repair fire, smoke, and water damage.

“We’ve done the whole gamut … whatever needed to be done to build the business,” Pauline says. “Then we started streamlining into the carpet cleaning. That was a more profitable, steady income.”

The company also does upholstery and area rug cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, and air duct cleaning.
Through it all, the Simmons have remained family oriented.

“By having this business, it enabled me to be a stay-at-home Mom,” Pauline says, adding that the company really is a family affair.

The couple’s son, Derek Simmons, has supervised a van and a crew for the company for 16 years. Son-in-law Chris Toelle supervises a van and has worked for the company for eight years. Meanwhile, the couple’s daughter-in-law, Lori Simmons, has been working in the office for eight years, helping to run estimates and handle bills, among other things.

“We have been very blessed in that our family is interested in working with us,” Pauline says.

For more information, visit www.superiorcarpetcleaningservice.net.

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