About Us

WE ARE EXPERTS IN

Ultrasonic mini blind cleaning

Wet/Dry Extraction method for Upholstered Furniture, Mattresses and Fabric Headboards, Roller Shades and cubicle panels, etc.


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


About Blind Cleaning is an award winning, 

veteran & family owned small business.

   

James F Thomas, Owner, President – US Army Veteran, Korea

Over 30 years of experience in fabric cleaning - 23 years in blind cleaning and business ownership, 10 years in dry cleaning and pressing; former top distribution manager for the AZ Republic.


  

"We founded this professional window treatment cleaning business in 1995, and in the last 23 years, have been able to offer part-time and temporary job opportunities to veterans returning from active duty; the work we do is low-stress and it varies day to day. If a vet wants to attend school while working for us, we give them the flexibility to pursue their other educational and career options.


Through my involvement in the SWVCC - Southwest Veterans Chamber of Commerce, I developed a relationship with The James Walton Home - Project Veteran's Pride, whose mission is to have Program participants gain back their pride and dignity so that they can return to society as a self-sufficient and productive member once again; helping them with developing life skills and transition to jobs and homes of their own. 


As a Korean war veteran, I am fully committed to supporting fellow vets who need honest, low stress work; veterans who work for About Blind Cleaning, Inc. uphold our company values of ethics, integrity and hard work. When you hire About Blind Cleaning, you are helping our veterans." - James Thomas



 Mary T Thomas, Owner, Vice President – 23 years in blind cleaning and business ownership; over 20 years working for PVUSD and Realty Executives; decades in clerical, real estate and banking background.


And their oldest daughter,

Heather A Hill, Senior Administrative Manager – 4 years in radio broadcasting, 19 years in bar & restaurant management and ownership and retail management; 17 years as an executive assistant, heavy background in administrative management.


COMPANY HISTORY 


Began as a mini blind cleaning business in the back of a mini van with an ultrasonic tank. We were inspired by watching a promotional franchising video. 

Services diversified throughout the years, starting with window and screen cleaning, cleaning and polishing light diffusers, parabolic lighting, chandeliers, other light fixtures, mirrors and glass; blind repair, new blind sales and installations; deep green cleaning and restoration of upholstered furniture

1995 ~ Certified trade name

1996 ~ Incorporated in January  

1997 ~ Became a BBB Accredited Business

1998 ~ Began selling blinds and offering repairs

1999 ~ Hunter Douglas Training and relationship began

2001 ~ OnSite Certified - began cleaning sofas, chairs & other upholstered furniture

2003 ~ Gold Level performance with Hunter Douglas

2007 ~ January, acquired specialty trade dual commercial/residential contractors license for window treatments

2009 ~ Nominated for a Better Business Bureau Ethics Award

2012 ~ Nominated for a Better Business Bureau Ethics Award

2014 ~ Supplier of the Year, Class I Pacific Southwest Minority Suppliers Development Council (PSWMSDC)

~ Verified VOSB by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

~ National/Regional Certification as an MBE (Minority Business Enterprise) with the (PSWMSDC) Pacific Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council, regional chapter of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)

~ Associated Minority Contractors of America (AMCA) Hall of Fame Award Winner 

~ Finalist for the 19th Annual Spirit of Enterprise Minority Enterprise Award from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

2015  ~ License for Green Earth Cleaning Solutions

2017 ~ National Veterans Opportunity Coalition (TNVOC) Veteran Business Advocates of the Year Award

2018 ~ Nominated for SRP Diverse Supplier of the Year Award


OUR INSTRUCTION AND INDUSTRY EXPERT NETWORK


Hunter Douglas - Hunter Douglas recommends using a trained and knowledgeable window covering professional to measure and install your window shades and blinds for proper fit and function. We are trained in HD product sales, repairs, installation & cleaning  

OnSiteFabricare

· The only comprehensive global network of quality cleaning professionals known as Certified Fabricare Specialists (CFS), throughout the USA & Canada as well as 20 other countries, a top quality program providing professionals with the ability to clean all fabric-based window coverings

· Teaches cleaning techniques on fabrics of all kinds, and is proud to offer a steadfast guarantee against material shrinkage and damage. 

· With a state of the art training facility in Woodstock, GA, OnSiteFabricare Institute developed a strategic and industry-specific certification program and provides training on how to clean any fabric, anywhere

· Offers a full-line of efficient and effective cleaning chemicals which are proprietary to OnSiteFabricare. 

Blindcleaners Biz - resource portal for professionally minded blind cleaners who enjoy connecting with and learning from each other. The activities seek to promote the knowledge and use of proper cleaning  techniques and care for custom window treatments with both consumers and fabricators. With fabricators we work to develop safe cleaning protocols.


Technical / Business Development


SBA / SBDC / PTAC & SCORE – 8(a) Certified, Workshops, Roundtables, Technical Assistance

ADOT BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM 2015 INAUGURAL CLASS – (DBE) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Office of Business Engagement and Compliance

The APS Diverse Supplier Training Program (DSTP) Class of 2018


CERTIFICATIONS


AZ Registrar of Contractors - AZ CR-5 ROC228042

Certified Fabric Care Technician  /OnSite Green Earth Cleaning Solutions 

Certified Window Treatments Installer 

8(a) / Small Disadvantaged Business

Veteran Owned Small Business 

Minority Business Enterprise

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise & Small Business Enterprise