Donald Loessberg was running a sheetrocking business in Bozeman, Montana, back in 1998 when his brother Jim, a financial broker, presented him with an idea. One of Jim's clients was selling a Heaven's Best Carpet Cleaning franchise. The business, with franchises across the country, specializes in low-moisture carpet cleaning that dries quicker than steam cleaning — usually in one to two hours. Jim liked the business and felt that there was a lot of room to grow the company by extending its hours to include some nights and weekends. He would buy it if Donald would run it.
"I had my sheetrock business for 16 years, and I thought it was time for a change, anyway," Donald recalled. "Physically, it was just getting too tough to do it every day." A third brother, Steve, was brought in to handle scheduling and customer calls in addition to the carpet cleaning. About 10 years ago Donald and Steve bought the business from Jim. They recently purchased a third van and are looking to hire their first employee.