You might be wondering why at the age of 37, with a Masters degree, insurance licenses in all 50 states, a real estate license, three kids, a wife, and in the process of becoming a reserve police officer for Traverse City did I decide it was time to start a carpet cleaning business. Well, I have a secret. Not many people know this about me, but I have always had a deep down love for clean floors. Growing up in a house with a mother who cleaned weekly probably laid the groundwork. Living with my freshman year roommate definitely solidified it. Despite best efforts to keep my half of the room clean there was no stopping the avalanche of filth and clutter that my roommate wallowed in. I sought refuge in friends rooms and was even known to clean stains from their carpets in order to keep the order and cleanliness that I now valued. As a sophomore living off campus with 3 other men I developed the need to vacuum our abode 2 or 3 times a week. Needless to say my college roommates were stunned. The methodical white noise of a vacuum took away the stress of the day and the sight of a clean floor gave assurance that at least something had been accomplished. While dating my wife I several times cleaned her throw rug in her dorm room... she married me anyways. And she will attest that I have always made sure that our carpets were "shampooed" twice a year, a requirement that still perplexes her to this day. So there you have it. In my defense there are worse secrets out there I'm sure. So while some men's mid life crisis leads them to sports cars, motorcycles, or other indiscretions, mine has apparently led me to fulfill my passion for clean. So it is perhaps no wonder that when the decision was made to be my own boss and start a new business in Traverse City, the career of choice was in floor care. So there you have it. For me, Pristine isn't just a paycheck, it's a passion.