Our company was founded in 1971, when Gary Peterson began a carpet cleaning service called Rug and Carpet Caretakers, Inc. Gary's business soon grew from one truck and one employee, to several employees and two trucks providing carpet cleaning services, janitorial services, and fire and water cleanup/restoration. In 1990, Gary added lawn service and snow removal. This growth required expansion into an office and shop facility. Rug and Carpet Caretakers, Inc. had developed into a 7 day a week, 24 hour per day operation. In 1997, the original building was expanded into a 2-story building and now employs in excess of 60 employees, 150 seasonally. In 2007, we expanded our services to include commercial and residential painting. On any given day, we have up to seven painters working on anything from residential painting, to new construction painting, to commercial painting. In 2009 we began to realize that our name was no longer sufficient to support the many job descriptions that we were providing our clients. In 2010, we officially changed our name to The Caretakers, Inc.