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Cleaning franchise starts anew as carpet cleaning company

October 15, 2009
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TAYLORSVILLE, UT — Unhappy with operating a Jani-King International Inc. franchise, Frank and Kris Rudarmel decided to ditch the commercial cleaning gig and open their own company focusing on carpet cleaning and flood damage restoration, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

As owners of Anchor Water Damage & Restoration, the Rudarmels try and give back to the community as much as they can, the story stated.

According to the story, the company donated free carpet cleanings as prizes for local chamber of commerce-sponsored golf tournaments and provided other types of physical and financial assistance to the organization.

For their efforts in the community, Chamber West recently designated Anchor Water Damage & Restoration as its "Small Business of the Year" at an awards ceremony, the story noted.

Frank Rudarmel said: "I was in shock and awe when we got it. We started from the bottom up, with $200 in our pockets. We''re just high school graduates. We don''t have all the business skills you need to build a successful business ... But our last four months have been our biggest yet."

The carpet cleaning couple says it is rewarding to help people recover and get their homes restored after the devastation of a flood, the story added.

Chamber West President Alan Anderson said: "So many times people think that the government will handle everything for us. That you don''t need to clean parks or go to ribbon cuttings or welcome new businesses. But you do. A little volunteer help can make a community stronger."

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