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Carpet Express: Quality and Continued Innovation

Bill founder of Kent Investment Corp. DBA Carpet Express has over 40 experience in the carpet cleaning and rental carpet cleaning industry. Bill and Carpet Express continues to have a passion for innovating better cleaning products and systems that help people easily professionally clean and protect one of their largest investments in their homes. In 1992, Bill, along with his immediate family, started Kent Investment Corp., manufacturing machines, accessories, and cleaning solution for the rental, janitorial, and consumer carpet cleaning industry. Through the Carpet Express and 7IN1 Carpet Care brand, we continue to bring do-it-yourself products to market for customers who are looking for the best. Our products are known for their superior cleaning, reliability and affordability. The Carpet Express cleaning systems earned Platinum Certification from the Carpet and Rug institute. This is the highest and most difficult rating that can be achieved.

We also developed the amazing SpotVortex, our latest cleaning system for removing even the most difficult spots. We have put our vast knowledge and experience into the development of the SpotVortex. The SpotVortex gives consumers the power to eliminate spots and odors like a professional without the wait or cost. The SpotVortex Spot cleaning solution has also received the Seal of Approval for Superior Cleaning form the Carpet and Rug Institute.

History in Professional Carpet Cleaning

Bill Kent founder of Carpet Express started a professional carpet cleaning business in the Los Angeles area. Bill used the “steam carpet cleaning system,” which at the time was new. Bill was so successful that eventually he wrote a book entitled, “How to Clean Carpets for Dollars and Independence.” Many people followed the carpet cleaning system outlined in the book achieving great success, allowing them to make more money and have greater independence than they ever thought possible.

Founding of the Rental “Steam” Carpet Cleaning Industry

Bill, and his brother Rodger, started a new company renting carpet cleaning machines to consumers to clean their own carpet. Bill conceived the idea to start using steam carpet cleaners, the same system he used in Professional Carpet Cleaning. He thought a lighter, smaller, simpler “steam carpet cleaning machine” could be rented in grocery and hardware stores, and clean much better than the existing shampooers. At that time, “steam” machines were heavy, large, complex and very expensive, usually requiring two persons to operate. Rodger suggested a simpler “dolly” design that would allow one person to operate the machine easily. Bill laid out the design that became the Rug Doctor Model R-40 “steam” carpet cleaning rental machine. This was one of the very first, if not the first “steam carpet cleaning machines”that consumers ever used. This changed the carpet cleaning field forever. Bill and Rodger had co-founded the “rental steam carpet cleaning industry” witch was a great success.