Sams Carpet Cleaning: Serving the Community for 35 Years
Driving around the St. Louis metropolitan area you will find bright yellow vans that read “Sams” across the side. Inside the vehicles of this Frenchtown, business is trained and dedicated professionals who devote their time to creating clean spaces for the community.
Local resident, Jeff Sams, started this business 35 years ago with a cleaning truck and a vision. Today, he has built a company with his wife, Susan Sams, where they offer residential and commercial services like:
- Carpet cleaning.
- Carpet repairs (stretching, reseaming, patching.)
- Upholstery furniture cleaning.
- Air duct and dryer vent cleaning.
- Tile and grout cleaning.
- 24-Hour water damage restoration.
- Spot/stain removal.
- Odor control.
- Pet damage services.
- Area rug cleaning.
Building Sams Carpet Cleaning
After high school, Jeff started his career working in a janitorial position. In 1985, after finding a passion for making spaces clean, he decided to start his own business. What started off with just a truck, a portable machine and a little bit of money soon grew into Sams Carpet Cleaning & Repairs.
The same year Jeff started his business, he began dating Susan. Although she had her own career at the time, she would support and help him in any way she could. With Jeff’s activism at the VFW Post, he was able to build strong connections in the community that quickly created loyal customers for him.
“What sets us apart from everybody else is that we are really community-focused as well and being responsive to people’s needs and wants,” Susan said.
As the business continued to grow, Jeff and Susan knew Frenchtown was their perfect location. Their Frenchtown location started off with four trucks and a handful of employees. Today, they have over 20 service trucks and 30 employees.
”It wasn’t just a commercial area. It felt like home,” Susan said.
As a way to give back to the community they serve, Jeff and Susan, as well as their Sams team, have been involved in many local fundraising, volunteering, and service opportunities for organizations like:
- Adopt a Family.
- United Services for Children.
- Habitat for Humanity.
- Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
- 5 Acres Animal Shelter.
”Once the community embraces you and takes you in, you want to give back,” Susan said.
Since 1996 Sams has been voted #1 in the St. Louis area for carpet cleaning by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for their dedication to the community.