Carpet cleaner starting in Austin

Published 2:55 am Wednesday, May 9, 2012

David Meadows poses for a photo near his van out of which he operates Heaven’s Best, a carpet cleaning service. -- Kelli Lageson/Albert Lea Tribune

David Meadows is serious about cleaning carpets.

Meadows, who owns Heaven’s Best Carpet Cleaning with his wife, Tammy, just moved to Albert Lea from Nashua, Iowa, to provide carpet cleaning service in Albert Lea, Austin and all of Mower and Freeborn counties. The Meadows are franchise operators, and corporate headquarters of the company is in Idaho. While they don’t have any other employees yet, that is a goal.

“We’d like to have four vans,” Meadows said.

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Tammy met a state owner while working as a massage therapist, and they went through the training needed to start the franchise. The business promises the carpet will be dry within an hour of cleaning.

“We don’t soak down to the padding like others do, which can leave moisture there,” David said.

Heaven’s Best also offers cleaning of upholstery, wood floors, tile and grout, fabric protection and minor carpet repair. David said they service residential or commercial customers, and they clean cars, motor homes and boats as well. There are also special rates for nonprofits and churches.

Previously David worked in construction and real estate investment and said business ownership isn’t new to his family. They’re looking forward to settling down in Albert Lea and learning more about the area.

“We like the freedom it creates,” Meadows said. “We hope to make the community our own.”

For more information, call David at 507-383-3548 or email