Brouwer Bros. Steamatic of Chicago - About Steamatic, Inc

In 1948, two Fort Worth business men decided they would start a carpet cleaning business. From the beginning, it was obvious that the company, Blackmon Mooring Steamatic, would be different -- innovative. Bill Blackmon and Scott Mooring built a reputation for high standards and reliability that soon made them the leaders in the cleaning and restoration fields.

But just cleaning was not enough. The equipment and methods used in the cleaning process just did not seem good enough in the founders' opinion. The two men continually worked to develop new methods that would remove the dirt and odors found in both homes and offices. As their market expanded, an idea developed -- sell their unique approach through franchise opportunities. Then people around the world would be able to take advantage of their experience and knowledge.

In 1968, Blackmon and Mooring formed Steamatic, Inc. to market franchises featuring this unique, new cleaning method. Combining their years of experience with this new cleaning technology, Blackmon and Mooring were able to provide a valuable opportunity to franchisees.

Work continued on development of Steamatic's unique cleaning process. Then in 1974, Steamatic applied for, and was granted its first U.S. Patent. It involved the Lambrite apparatus and later the Lambrite dry cleaning process. Since that time, Steamatic has been granted 21 additional patents in the United States, Australia, Britain, Canada, France, Japan, Liechtenstein, New Zealand, Spain and Switzerland.

Through the leadership of the Blackmon and Mooring families, Steamatic continues to grow. Over the years as a cleaning need was identified, Steamatic would draw upon its worldwide resources to meet the challenge. One such need was the issue of Indoor Air Quality in both commercial and residential buildings. Steamatic saw this need more than 25 years ago and began to develop the resources to meet it head on.

In October 2006 Bill Sims purchased Steamatic, Inc and its subsidiaries from BMS Enterprises, Inc. Bill Sims, President said "I have had the privilege of working with the Steamatic franchise owners for over 20 years. Steamatic has had a long history and proud heritage, and I appreciate the efforts that others have given in the past to help build this company. I am proud to call each of you as partners in our franchise system. I am excited about this opportunity to work with you and lead Steamatic into a new era. We will continue to focus on quality customer service, brand recognition and new franchise development. My goal is to further enhance our industry leadership position. Together, we can continue to build a stronger Steamatic franchise system for the future."

Steamatic continues to grow. We currently support over 400 franchise territories in the US and have franchises operating in 27 countries around the world. In Europe and some other countries Steamatic franchises operate under the name BMS Technologies.

For more information on Steamatic, including franchise opportunities and locations, visit the Steamatic website.


Why Work for Brouwer Brothers Steamatic

Brouwer Brothers Steamatic takes pride in creating a rewarding place to work with a clear vision and path for the future success of the business and its employees. At Brouwer Brothers Steamatic you will get the opportunity to work locally in the greater Chicagoland area providing services to enhance, maintain, and restore local businesses and residences as well as the occasional opportunity to travel and make a difference outside of IL. Our workforce includes a diverse group of talented people from all over the Chicagoland area who work together to serve our customers with the highest quality and craftsmanship in the industry. We take pride in our work and our people. Join our team and begin your career with Brouwer Brothers Steamatic. Call 708-396-1444 FREE today!

Rick Brouwer -

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In 1969, John and Mick Brouwer purchased the franchise rights for the entire Chicagoland area and NW Indiana as one of the first franchises offer by Steamatic Inc. They named their company Brouwer Brothers Steamatic and by forming this company, they brought, for the first time to the Chicagoland area, a patented steam carpet cleaning process that cleaned carpeting and furniture with hot water extraction. Today Rick Brouwer, Mick's son, is the sole owner; he bought the business from his father and uncle after many years of working in all aspects of this fast growing, family-owned business. The Brouwer Brothers Steamatic continues to have a vision that includes the continuing education of all personnel and the reinvesting of company profits into equipment, processes and on-going training. What began as an operation out of John's garage, is now a company that employs a team of over 40 people and occupies a 30,000 square foot restoration center in Alsip, IL. That not only services our Chicagoland customers but also travels throughout the country to help aid and support our fellow Steamatic franchises with our Large Loss Expertise. Over the years, Brouwer Brothers Steamatic has expanded our list of services for our residential and commercial customers, such as water and fire restoration, HVAC system/Air duct cleaning, mold remediation, plus many other related services. Our latest venture and fastest growing service is Brouwer Brothers Construction, which primarily focuses on offering services to restore the structure to its pre-loss state after services like restoration and mold remediation. Brouwer Brothers Steamatic can truly provide our customers with a total one stop shop for all their Restoration, Construction, and Cleaning needs