Despite operating in the area for nearly two years, Oxi-Fresh officially became part of the Maricopa community during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Maricopa Chamber of Commerce Thursday night.
Currently, local Oxi-Fresh chain owner David Knapp services homes ranging from Mesa to Sun City West. He and his son-in-law David Wedel have been serving the residents of Maricopa for nearly two years. However, since Wedel has relocated to the area and Knapp would like to expand Oxi-Fresh’s presence in the city, the time was right.
Knapp got involved with Oxi-Fresh because it provided a “point of distinction” to separate itself from other products. His business steadily grew through Mesa and the West Valley, but he turned his eyes to Maricopa when he saw a lack of competitors in the area.
“There are several points of distinction that our carpet cleaning system sets itself apart, particularly in Arizona,” Knapp said.
The Oxi-Fresh carpet cleaning system uses less water than most carpet cleaners, so the area affected by the products tends to dry faster. Knapp sees that as a significant advantage in the Arizona markets. The products used by Oxi-Fresh are also considered to be “green” by Environmental Protection Agency standards, so his cleaning system does go along with Maricopa’s desire to be environmentally friendly.
“Our whole system has the EPA seal of being all green,” Knapp said. “So those are some of the distinctions I saw here with this particular product, as well as the customer service.”
Currently, Knapp operates his business with his son and son-in-law. The business has four working trucks, and Knapp’s hope is to expand to the point of needing all four operating at the same time.