Tinney Rug Cleaner's history started back in 1920, when a family started a rug cleaning company in St. Petersburg, FL. Shortly thereafter the family struck oil on their property in PA. At that time, Tinney bought the company and after WW II, one of his sons-in-law came into the business to work with him.
Sr. Tinney retired and sold the business to his son-in-law, Jerry Egan. In 1960 Egan bought 4 lots and built a rug plant at the current location. Egan died in 1975 and in his will he left the Tinney Rug Cleaners to a 25-year employee at the plant named Robert Bachin. In 1985 Preston Van Gorder, the current owner bought the rug plant from Mr. Bachin.
Preston started his first on-location steam carpet cleaning company in 1971 as a price merchandiser. In 1975 he opened an insurance restoration company for insurance companies. Then in 1985, he bought Tinney Rug Cleaners as mentioned above. In 2000, he sold the restoration company and concentrated on Tinney Rug Cleaners in St. Petersburg, FL.
Tinney Rug Cleaning
In 2017 Preston bought a 16 foot fully refurbished 70's Mor Rug Washing Machine and replaced the original rug washer machine.
Tinney's reputation for quality work and premiere service has carried the business into the 21st century, as well as 98 years of stellar reputation. They also offer Binding and Surging of area rugs and repair of handmade rugs. "We always strive to give our customers the best quality service." Preston is approaching 70 years old and would like to sell the company to an eager buyer.