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CARPET & RESTORATION
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Claiming that your small carpet cleaning business has been servicing
Tasmania’s eastern shore for more than 45 years is no small feat.
From humble beginnings back in 1978 – back when the business was
called Lindsay’s Steam Carpet Cleaning – Les and Lindsay’s Carpet
Cleaning has grown into a highly sought after business. Originally
run from Rose Bay in Hobart, Tasmania, the business has grown in
size and stature, mainly due to word of mouth referrals.
“Les and I were fortunate enough to purchase the business back
in 2001 when we moved it five minutes down the road to Bellerive
so it could join our floor covering outlet,” explained Jacky. “The
business continued with the steam cleaning and flood restoration,
but we also added services like floor strip and sealing, spot cleaning
and rug cleaning.”
Les and Lindsay’s Carpet Cleaning currently offers domestic and
industrial carpet cleaning services such as spot and rug cleaning,
mattress cleaning, flood restoration, tile cleaning and hard floor
sealing. The company is now based in Mornington, Tasmania, and
provides services to those within a 100 kilometre radius, including
the Huon area, Port Arthur and surrounding suburbs, Triabunna
and further suburbs up the coast. Main clients include home owners,
schools, hotels, insurance companies and real estate offices.
“We offer services to anyone who gives us a call,” said Jacky.
“Advertising in the Yellow Pages and especially word of mouth is a
big part of our business.
“While our experience in carpet cleaning prior to purchasing
Lindsay’s Steam Carpet Cleaning was quite limited, Les and I had
experience with carpet fibres due to the fact that we had sold and
laid carpet for more than 20 years,” shared Jacky.
“Learning to clean carpet was an easy step for us, as we learnt
more about the absorption rates and pH levels of carpet in relation
Les and Jacky purposely kept the business small and currently
employ less than six staff members, due the fact that they prefer to
take a hands on approach with both their staff and customers.
Staff training has been an ongoing priority for Les and Jacky, who
Tassie carpet business seeks new owners
After running a profitable floor covering outlet for more than 15 years, owners Les and Jacky Chandler wanted
something more. So when a carpet steam cleaning business came on the market, it seemed only logical to
purchase it. Now, after another successful 15 years in the cleaning industry, the time has come for Les and Jacky
to retire and sell the business. INCLEAN’s assistant editor Lizzie Hunter spoke with Jacky about the couple’s time in
the cleaning industry.
Les and Lindsay’s Carpet Cleaning
staff member, Don Walker
both attended cleaning courses regularly over the years, and ensure
their staff have receive training every time they are on the road.
“We enjoy our work and have always taken care of the day-to-day
running of the business,” said Jacky. “We also love the trade as it
gives us a chance to meet interesting people all the time and help
them with their concerns.”
However, the couple have recently decided that the time has come
for them both to retire from the industry.
“Les and I decided to retire now because we’re at a stage where we
still love our work,” explained Jacky, “but we plan to continue to
support the new owners of the business during the transition time
before heading off on a well-earned holiday.”
The couple want to help the new owners put their own stamp on
“The service we have always offered is prompt, friendly, efficient
and effective,” said Jacky. “We want to help the new owners to
ensure that the service doesn’t change.”
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