Vendor Spotlight October 2021

Vendor Spotlight October 2021 – Mariela and Isaac Salgado, Rug’it Cleaning

Mariela and Isaac Salgado are the proud owners of Rug'it Cleaning. They have years of experience providing quality residential and commercial carpet cleaning, area rug cleaning, upholstery cleaning, tile & grout cleaning and natural stone cleaning and polishing.


Located in Signal Hill, you can reach Rug’it Cleaning at 562-606-2560 or visit: www.rugitcleaning.com.
 

Q: How long have you been the President and Owners of Rug'it Cleaning? 
A: We've been in business over ten years.

Q: What was the first job you ever had?
A: Prior to starting this business, I was in the culinary industry as a Chef and consultant. 

Q: What is the most satisfying aspect of your work?
A: Hearing from our customers. We have over 500+ five-star reviews and every one of them matters to us.  

Q: Explain what you do in five words or less.
A: Clean, Restore or Replace!  

Q: What money (or career) advice do you wish you could give your 18-year-old self?  
A: Start an investment and retirement account as soon as you can and take advantage of your employer's matching plans.  

Q: Name one thing about your job that most people would be surprised to hear.
A: We serve on a number of community boards. Our core value is service; not just in our work but in our community.  

Q: Where do you see your industry heading in the next 10 years? 
A: I think it'll go back to craftsmanship -- consumers will value more quality product like real hardwood floors versus luxury vinyl that looks like "wood" or hand-knotted natural fiber rugs versus inexpensive rugs.

Q: If you could give your clients only one piece of advice what would it be?  
A: Purchase quality product that, with maintenance, lasts decades. Floor covering trends may change but quality carpets, rugs or hardwood are worth the investment with a maintenance plan.  

Q: What big projects do you have coming up in the next 12-months either personally or professionally? 
A: We're planning on expanding our rug facility in the next couple years. 

Q: Why should someone choose a CPA instead of doing their own work?
A: As a business owner, I always share with new entrepreneurs to hire a CPA -- one of the first people you want on your side. A reputable CPA who will help you avoid tax issues and help you grow. 

Q: The mountains, the beach, or the desert?
A: Mountains. 

Q: What other interests/hobbies are you passionate about?  
A: Scouting. I'm a den leader for my youngest. We love the outdoors! I also take part every year in building the Biggest Gingerbread Village in Long Beach. 500+ pounds of sugar candyland that I bake, assemble and decorate for the Holiday season. 

Q: Is there anything else you’d like people to know about you?
A: I enjoy taking road trips with my family.

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