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October 5, 2017 Taking on the reins
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Tommy Hershberger wasn’t planning on making a career out of carpet cleaning while he was a student at Iowa State University.

“I thought about doing it a little in college for some extra money,” he said.

Now, Hershberger owns Superior Carpet Cleaning, after buying the business from Bill Watkinson in Sept.

Watkinson has been cleaning carpets for around 20 years, and owned Superior for the last 16. He said he’s not done working, just ready for a change.

“I was working at Proctor and Gamble and I saw this ad for Superior Carpet Cleaning, so I called them up, and the rest was history,” Watkinson said. “I really enjoy taking a crappy looking carpet and making it look nice.”

Hershberger, who’s currently based in Solon, said he’s going to continue offering upholstery and carpet cleaning, for the time being.

“We’re just gonna see where it goes,” he said. “If it expands that would be great, but I’m fine with it staying one van too.”

Watkinson said he hopes people continue to support the business.

“I hope everybody keeps calling Superior Carpet Cleaning.”

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