September 10, 2013 // Franchising.com // Wichita Falls, TX – Steamatic of Texoma, previously known as Steamatic of Wichita Falls, has new owners, Heath Lambeth and Paul Shoemaker, and recently expanded its geographic coverage to include lower Oklahoma – specifically Lawton.
When Lambeth first thought about purchasing the franchise from its former owner, he knew about the Steamatic name, but did not realize there was more to the business than just carpet cleaning.
“After two years of oil field welding, my business had became extremely slow, so with a new baby at home, I found myself looking for something more stable,” he says. “Once I learned about the other services Steamatic offered, my interest in the business grew! I had never heard of air duct cleaning and did not know Steamatic offered restoration services. Once I knew Steamatic offered a variety of services, I was ready to take on the challenge. I also knew these services could be marketed in many different ways.”
For example, Lambeth and Shoemaker renamed the franchise from Steamatic of Wichita Falls to Steamatic of Texoma, expanded coverage to lower Oklahoma and is experimenting with social media; the franchise has a Facebook Fan Page and regularly features special offers, such as a back-to-school cleaning on carpet and air ducts.
“I want to bring a fresh face to this franchise; today, it’s important to reach out to the community in ways beyond traditional advertising and community involvement,” says Lambeth. “We are also a family-run business. I manage daily operations of the company. My father-in-law, Paul, helps me with maintaining the equipment and with after-hours jobs while still working for a company he has been with for 29 years. My mother-in-law, Phyllis, answers the phone. It is our hope to keep the Steamatic name in Wichita Falls for many years to come.”
“I have no doubt that younger owners like Heath are the future of Steamatic,” says Bill Sims, President of Steamatic, Inc. “When owners decide to retire, it paves the way for younger owners to come in with new ideas and get involved in different, creative ways. Heath is taking a 45-year-old concept and making it his own.”
For more information on Steamatic, including franchise opportunities, please contact Jarrod Sims at 817-332-1575 or email@example.com.
Steamatic offers cleaning and restoration services through more than 500 franchise territories in the United States and in 25 countries around the world. Steamatic’s highly trained and certified technicians work with insurance agents, adjusters and directly with the public. Restoration services include fire and smoke, water mitigation, mold remediation, and contents recovery. Commercial and residential services include carpet cleaning, hard surface cleaning, air duct cleaning, area rugs, furniture and drapery cleaning. Steamatic’s mission statement: “Steamatic is committed to making our world a safer and cleaner environment for present and future generations.” The company celebrates 45 years of franchising.
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