Know the History of Steamatic of Omaha, Inc. in Omaha, NE
In 1948, two Fort Worth businessmen decided they would start a carpet cleaning business. From the beginning, it was obvious that the company, Blackmon Mooring Steamatic, would be different—innovative. Bill Blackmon and Scott Mooring built a reputation for high standards and reliability that soon made them the leaders in the cleaning and restoration fields.
But just cleaning was not enough. The equipment and methods used in the cleaning process just did not seem good enough in the founders’ opinion. The two men continually worked to develop new methods that would remove the dirt and odors found in both homes and offices. As their market expanded, an idea developed—sell their unique approach through franchise opportunities. Then people around the world would be able to take advantage of their experience and knowledge.
In 1968, Blackmon and Mooring formed Steamatic, Inc. to market franchises featuring this unique, new cleaning method. Combining their years of experience with this new cleaning technology, Blackmon and Mooring were able to provide a valuable opportunity to franchisees.
Work continued on development of Steamatic’s unique cleaning process. Then in 1974, Steamatic applied for and was granted its first US patent. It involved the Lambrite apparatus and later the Lambrite dry cleaning process. Since that time, Steamatic has been granted 21 additional patents in the United States, Australia, Britain, Canada, France, Japan, Liechtenstein, New Zealand, Spain, and Switzerland.
Through the leadership of the Blackmon and Mooring families, Steamatic continues to grow. Over the years as a cleaning need was identified, Steamatic would draw upon its worldwide resources to meet the challenge. One such need was the issue of indoor air quality in both commercial and residential buildings. Steamatic saw this need more than 25 years ago and began to develop the resources to meet it head on.
In October 2006, Bill Sims purchased Steamatic, Inc. and its subsidiaries from BMS Enterprises, Inc. Bill Sims, President, said, “I have had the privilege of working with the Steamatic franchise owners for over 20 years. Steamatic has had a long history and proud heritage, and I appreciate the efforts that others have given in the past to help build this company. I am proud to call each of you as partners in our franchise system. I am excited about this opportunity to work with you and lead Steamatic into a new era. We will continue to focus on quality customer service, brand recognition, and new franchise development. My goal is to further enhance our industry leadership position. Together, we can continue to build a stronger Steamatic franchise system for the future.”
Steamatic continues to grow. We currently support over 400 franchise territories in the US and have franchises operating in 27 countries around the world. In Europe and some other countries, Steamatic franchises operate under the name BMS Technologies.