John Gartner’s Major Floor Care Story I grew up on a dairy and livestock farm in western Minnesota. I attended a small Catholic school (only about 300 students in the whole school, grades 1-12). I began doing floor maintenance when I was just 15 years old during school vacations. I assisted “Lawrence” (the custodian) as he stripped & recoated the VCT Floors, refinishing wood floors and cleaning carpets. I never thought it would ever lead to a floor maintenance business in the future!
After my formal education, I worked at a place called BINION’S Horseshoe in Las Vegas, as a Union Stewart, I was also in the construction industry doing interior remodel on older homes, new construction residential and commercial. I returned to Minnesota and was the owner/operator for my grain & livestock farm business. I’ve also held the position of sales executive in both the real estate residential and commercial market and did sales in the furniture industry.
I’ve owned & operated my commercial floor maintenance company starting by doing strictly office buildings. I then later added my residential floor maintenance company to the roster. As the current business began growing, I followed the advice my high school principal had once given me. Father Brunner said: “John, whatever business profession you decide to get into, give it your 110%, be a perfectionist, build relationships, associate yourself with the finest and never be satisfied with mediocre”. Those words became permanently implanted in my mind and have become the cornerstone of my attitude to this day. Through intense lectures, hands on training and exams, I’ve earned certifications in: carpet cleaning, wood floor care & maintenance, porcelain tile care, marble, terrazzo & natural stone care, also rubber linoleum and vinyl flooring. I have completed courses in: quarry, ceramic, concrete floor care, water damage restoration and even a seminar on bloodborne pathogens!
I am “hungry” to be the best cleaner ever, anywhere! I have been working toward my “Master Cleaner” status for some time now, which is the equivalent of a Masters degree in
any other profession. I’m also a very active participant in an International Floor Cleaning, Mastermind and Mentoring Organization. This group contains the top 150 most elite floor cleaners in the U.S.A, Canada, Mexico, Australia and the U.K. Major Floor Care was established in 1997, with a promise to give each and every client 110%! Looking back on our workmanship in your home or business, we are very proud indeed that we did everything possible to clean your furnishings to the best of our ability. Quality and personal service is something that we feel is very important! The pride in our workmanship, which began over 9 years ago, still exists within our company today. Flowing from that foundation is the honesty, integrity, and fairness that enables us to boast about our returning clientele. We want you as a client for life! We want you to have a thorough knowledge about cleaning and fabrics. Not only do we understand the importance of getting the most value from the large investments inside your home but the importance of clean furnishings from a health perspective as well.
My hobby and love to travel with my family for fun and to discover things and places that I have never seen or done before. We have been blessed with the ability to travel and visit 37 states, and 4 countries over the years