Company: Ben’s Cleaner Sales
Year Established: 1945
Location: Seattle, Washington
In 1945, Ben Meyer founded a small cleaning contractor business in Seattle, Washington. Now operated by the third generation of the Meyer family, Ben’s Cleaner Sales is one of Mi-T-M’s longest standing dealers. We’re proud of our partnership and are happy it’s mutual.
“Mi-T-M has people we can work with and are willing to work with us to do what is best for the situation and satisfying the customer,” said Chris Meyer, Ben’s grandson.
“I really appreciate the managers at Mi-T-M. Karl, Ron and Aaron are outstanding representatives of Mi-T-M. They are the standard I like to give as how representatives should treat their dealers,” added Gordon Meyer, Ben’s son.
Mi-T-M salutes Ben’s on their 71st anniversary.
We’re amazed by their story and their success.
After building his own steam cleaner, Ben Meyer built his company’s reputation by working with the original steam cleaning machine, using 325°F heat. He soon expanded his business to help his loyal clients service, repair and purchase their new equipment. In 1969, he turned his focus to selling and servicing.
Technology has changed a bit over the years. In the 1960s, pressure washers were rated up to 400 PSI, now they run up to 6000 PSI.
Ben’s three sons Gordon, Ron and Jerry, worked for the company throughout high school and college, and eventually full time. In 1982, they purchased the company from their parents and incorporated the company.
Today Ben’s Cleaner Sales is one of the largest and oldest full service steam cleaners and pressure washer distributors in the U.S.
With 25 employees, Ben’s Cleaner Sales sells, services, and rents cleaning and commercial equipment as well as chemicals, parts, and accessories throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.
“We pride ourselves in learning exactly what the customer needs, instead of just figuring out what most closely fits their needs. We design and build what is best to help them get the job done right,” said Chris.
On a personal note, the owners had an exciting year in 2015 outside their business: The Seattle Seahawks won the Super Bowl and the Meyer family celebrated three weddings and welcomed three babies.
Mi-T-M congratulates Ben’s Cleaner Sales for their outstanding service. We wish them continued success with all their business endeavors and are thankful we could share their story for this issue of the Dealer Spotlight.