High praise indeed, and deservedly so, Ivan Hayes-Scott is the founder of Ace Carpet Cleaners Ltd. Ivan is as true to his word, passionate and innovative now as he was when Ace was established. From day one, Ace Carpet Cleaners have made it their mission to always be ahead of the game.
High Standards Are Hardwired Into Our DNA
Since Ivan was knee-high to a grasshopper, he has been interested in making things look new. This initially came about as his mother “Dorris”, was a long-standing member of the family cleaning company with her three brothers. Ivan would accompany his mother on her daily rounds, learning the tricks of the cleaning trade. Simultaneously, he became a student of good old-fashioned values that, sadly, are often forgotten in today’s marketplace.
Even to this day, Ivan loves to clean. He says there is nothing more satisfying than to make something like new again. But, aside from seeing the final result of cleaning something beautiful, the only other thing that comes close to eclipsing this emotion is the delight Ivan gets when a previous client returns after he has cleaned their soft furnishings to convey that “WOW” moment.
This Mantra and devotion to please are what the company is all about and why Ace is recommended and approved by many rug, carpet, upholstery manufacturers and leading interior designers.
Going Back to Our Roots
As Ivan grew, so, in turn, did his passion for the cleaning industry. His role as a willing helper matured into an apprenticeship with his uncles. He was very soon the face of the firm’s window cleaning division. But, as with all budding entrepreneurs, it wasn’t long before his experience and desire to be the best led to him branching out on his own to start Ace.
Looking back now, it feels reminiscent of the evolution of man. In the beginning, there was a period of walking miles with a ladder on his shoulder and bucket in hand. Then, eagerly he knocked on doors to politely ask if they would like their windows cleaned. This then evolved to investing the company funds in a bicycle, increasing the radius he could cover and spreading the smiles left on the faces of his growing clientele list.
So naturally, this once more evolved into a moped and cleaning pole, the first company van. All of which blossomed into the fully-fledged fleet of vans and professional team of uniformed cleaning experts you witness today.