The Downey family has been in the carpet, rug, and upholstery cleaning business in Columbus since 1897. John M. Downey IV, president of Downey’s Carpet Care of Granville, has spent his 40-plus year career involved in various aspects of the carpet care industry:
- John began his career in the 1970s working in the family business in Columbus.
- In 1989 he founded and published Cleanfax, a magazine for professional carpet cleaners. John sold Cleanfax in 1997, continuing as editor until 2000.
- From 2000 through 2004, Downey sold carpet cleaning systems and training to commercial facilities through a nationwide network of distributors. The company’s clients included such well-known organizations as Disney, Boeing, and NASA.
In the fall of 2004, as a result of a health crisis suffered by John’s wife, Cecilia, the Downeys decided it was time to simplify. They started a new, simpler business that served faith and family first.
Thus was Downey’s Carpet Care of Granville born in the spring of 2005. Truly a family business, the company provides high-quality personalized service to residential and commercial customers in Granville, Newark, Pataskala and all of Licking County, Ohio.
Downey’s Carpet Care of Granville is different. All aspects of the company — the cleaning processes used, the attention to detail, the knowledge and skill brought to the job, the convenient appointment times, the courtesy and respect afforded clients and their homes, and the post-cleaning follow up to ensure complete satisfaction — demonstrate the company’s commitment to provide all customers with an extraordinary service experience.