Colorado Company Raises $22K For Local Charities

MINTURN, CO — SteamMaster Restoration and Cleaning recently raised $22,082 for local charities through its SteamMasterGolf tournament, according to a press release. SteamMaster, which services Vail and its surrounding areas, founded and organized the tournament in honor of its former marketing director, Kim Matthews, who died in 2005. Since its creation 10 years ago, the SteamMasterGolf tournament has put on 11 tournaments and raised more than $350,000 Please read about this update at CleanFax.com

The Bohemians 2/23/2015
The original 20-something-year-old characters who made Vail what it was during the storied 1970s and 1980s arrived here on notions of arriving at a skiing heaven.

“I moved here in December of ’77,” said Gary Gilman. “I was in college at (University of Colorado) Boulder at the time. I moved up here with the intention of taking a year off school for in-state tuition.”

The mountains beckoned him to stay.

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Featured Minturn Business

The Town of Minturn highlight SteamMaster in their Newsletter.  This is also found here. Just two miles south of I-70, and only 10 minutes from Vail and Beaver Creek, Minturn, Colorado is the historical gem of the Vail Valley area. A funky old railroad town developed in the late 1800s, Minturn’s quaint shops and old Colorado architecture offer a peek at the past while the town bustles with contemporary business activity and attractions. – See more at: http://www.downtownminturn.com/pages/about/

SteamMaster's Commitment to Environmental Sustainability - 02/04/2015
BEAVER CREEK, Colo., Feb. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — SteamMaster Restoration and Cleaning LLC proudly announces it has been awarded the Actively Green 2015 eco-certification from the global nonprofit Sustainable Travel International and local nonprofit partner Walking Mountains Science Center. The Vail Valley is a unique and beautiful place worth protecting both now and for future generations. With the opening of the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships,SteamMaster poised to demonstrate its commitment to sustainability to visitors from around the world.

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SteamMaster Wins National Business Ethics Recognition 7/11/2014
“SteamMaster Restoration and Cleaning earned the Torch Award for Ethics, a nationwide award presented by the Better Business Bureau’s Center for Character Ethics. The Torch Awards for Ethics is awarded by the Better Business Bureau serving northern Colorado and Wyoming.”

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Colorado Flooding help needed - 10/16/2013
“Below is an open letter from a friend that is in the Colorado area.  The recent flooding is out of the news but the impact is real and has an impact on so many.  Read the post below for more information.”

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Eagle County locals look to help flood victims 10/3/2013
“Front Range residents are helping people dig out of the mud. Go to boulderfloodrelief.org, or contact Steammaster CEO raj Manickam at steammaster.com”
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SteamMaster wins Spirit of the Valley Award 2/7/2013
“Balance is the first word in our company values. We encourage all our employees to be involved and engaged in the community through non-profit and volunteer work of their choice. We are honored to be recognized with this award. ” said Gary Gilman, President and owner of SteamMaster.

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Local charities benefit from golf tournament 10/26/2012
“SteamMasterGolf has raised over $330,000 over the last nine golf tournaments held locally in the Vail Valley,” says Gary Gilman, president and owner of SteamMaster. “We encourage our employees to participate in local fund-raising activities and are honored to be able to give back to our community.” Gilman said.

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Rocky Mountain DEMA Meeting 5/1/2012
“This month, Matt Monica, Vice President of SteamMaster will present “Dealing with emergency spills and how to help minimize stains”..”

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Vail Valley companies seeing more domestic applicants 12/27/11
“Raj Manickam, CEO at Steam Master Restoration and Cleaning, once hired many international, seasonal workers but said the national economy has changed that.

“I think it has come to the point where people are willing to get their hands dirty,” Manickam said, adding that the company no longer hires with H-2B visas because it tries to meet the demand of local employment needs first.”

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Gary Gilman, wins Ralph S Bloss National Award at Connections Conference 9/9/2011
“The award honors member of the floor care industry whose compassion, self-sacrifice, leadership, and creativity produce significant and outstanding benefits for mankind. The award may be presented to any member of the floor care industry, well known or ‘unsung’ hero that is nominated by another member of the floor care industry throughout Unites States and Canada. ”

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Flood damages buildings in Vail 7/7/2011
“Town Librarian Lori Barnes said crews from SteamMaster are cleaning and sanitizing floors and some ceilings, and checking for damage to walls. But, she said, the book collections seem to be undamaged.”

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SteamMaster hosts 'emergency planning' seminar in Avon 4/26/2011
“Looking back on last winter’s cold snap that caused frozen pipes and floods across the valley, SteamMaster will host a half-day seminar on emergency planning and disaster management. The seminar is set for May 3, from 8:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. at the Westin Riverfront in Avon.”

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SteamMaster 6th Annual Golf Tournament raises $22,630 2/1/2011
“SteamMaster has raised over $239,000 over the last six tournaments and participated in numerous other fund-raising activities over the years.” says Gary Gilman, president and owner of SteamMaster. “We will continue with these efforts in the best of our abilities to give back to the community.”

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Steammaster Awarded Business Of The Year - 02/02/2006
Disaster Kleenup International, Inc., North America’s leading network of quality, independent property damage restoration contractors, today announced that SteamMaster Restoration and Cleaning, a DKI member company located in Minturn, CO, was

(Thursday, February 02, 2006) – Disaster Kleenup International, Inc., North America’s leading network of quality, independent property damage restoration contractors, today announced that SteamMaster Restoration and Cleaning, a DKI member company located in Minturn, CO, was recently selected as the 2005 Business of the Year by the Vail Valley Chamber and Tourism Bureau (VVCTB). – See more at: http://www.thefranchisemall.com/news/articles/14426-0.htm#sthash.4QTzJ1cA.dpuf

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Photo: Steammaster gives to charities 12/3/2010
SteamMaster sponsors 'Get Paid' seminar 3/12/2015
Local attorney T.J. Voboril will host “Get Paid,” a seminar Friday at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards for contractors and business owners. The seminar will be held at the college’s lecture hall beginning at 9 a.m. The seminar is sponsored by SteamMaster Restoration and Cleaning.

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Going green for the greater good 2/9/2015
“according to Raj Manickam, SteamMaster CEO, eco-friendly initiatives are nothing new to the company, as it has long been recycling to reduce waste and the company has also been using green products. Recycling and using a few green products happens to be where a lot of companies stop when it comes to “going green.”

Not SteamMaster.”

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Santa makes early visit to Minturn 12/24/2014
“Santa, looking suspiciously like John Rosenfeld of Johnie’s Gardens, didn’t use reindeer this time. Instead, he hitched a ride on a fire engine driven by the crew from the Minturn Eagle River Fire Protection District with his toys being carried by volunteers from SteamMaster.”

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Local business SteamMaster serves the Vail Valley with free Leadership Training 8/23/2014
“Disaster restoration company, SteamMaster, hosted a free Leadership Training last week for Vail Valley local business owners and managers. Over 125 Vail Valley business leaders attended this event. Keynote speaker Bob Vanourek lead the audience through various group exercises aimed at stimulating participants’ inner – leader.”

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SteamMaster earns ethics award 5/2/2014
“Minturn-based SteamMaster Restoration and Cleaning was the winner of the 16th annual Torch Awards for Ethics from the Better Business Bureau Serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming.”

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Career fair gives kids a look at possibilities 3/18/2014
“Donna Albani is Steammaster’s director of business development. That means she’s looking for hands to send to jobs, and jobs to which she can send hands.”

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Vail pioneers still revel in a day on the slopes 11/21/2010
“At 53, Gary Gilman is the youngest person interviewed for this story. Still, he’s been skiing at Vail for more than 30 years. Gilman came to the valley to ski, and started his own carpet cleaning business – SteamMaster – so he could ski and still earn a living.”

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SteamMaster president receives Entrepreneur of the Year award 2/22/2010
The Partnership hosted its Annual Awards Gala on February 5th at the Lodge in Vail. SteamMaster was a finalist for the first ever Citizenship Award for its long-time involvement in the community.
“I”m extremely honored to be selected for this entrepreneur award,” says Gilman. “This award also reflects our company”s pride and team members” commitment to providing excellent service and healthy indoor environments to our customers.”

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Vail Valley: SteamMaster, Salvation Army team up for year-long food drive 1/15/2010
“..In addition to a drop box at the companies’ offices, technicians will pick up items at their cleaning and restoration job sites. People can also call the office to schedule a pick-up.”We are extending the efforts year ’round in 2010 to help keep the food bank pantry full beyond the holiday season,” said Gary Gilman, President of SteamMaster and Colorado Basement Systems.”

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Johnie’s List – Johnie’s Garden 12/25/2009
Listed as a preferred provider in the local community.

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Vail Valley Partnership announces Success Awards finalists 12/7/2009
“..SteamMaster; and Vail Valley Cares. Winners will be announced at the 7th Annual Success Awards Gala, which will be held Feb. 5 at the Lodge at Vail. ”

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Cleaning made easy 5/27/2008
“SteamMaster, a nearly 30-year-old company based in Minturn, enlists Superman-style help to identify unseen moisture in homes, which can cause mold growth and other big headaches for homeowners. Infrared cameras, which cost more than $8,000 apiece, produce a digital image that shows temperature differences within the wall that are invisible on the surface, exposing leaks.

“It is so obvious when you point it to a surface,” says Raj Manickam, chief executive officer of SteamMaster.”

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The hiring game 5/1/07
“In SteamMaster’s business, hiring is just the start. Because the company does work in public buildings and mansions, all employees are subject to background checks. Then there’s training to run some of the specialized equipment the company uses.

To try to keep people, SteamMaster has nine bedrooms of employee housing at its Minturn facility. The company pays for training that includes professional certifications, and benefits including insurance and flex time.”

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SteamMaster adds Rapson 6/14/2006
“MINTURN,CO SteamMaster Restoration and Cleaning is adding Howard Rapson to their staff as their new sales amd marketing consultant.Howard has lived in the Vail Valley for 36 years. He has more than 30 years of experience in construction and high-end customer service in the ski industry. Rapsons goal is to maintain and expand SteamMasters existing clients among locals and second homeowners.”

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Disaster Kleenup News - Steammaster Awarded Business Of The Year 2/22/2006
“The VVCTB presented the award to SteamMaster on January 27, 2006 at the third annual Success Connection Awards Ceremony held during the Roaring ’20s Gala at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek. SteamMaster previously received the prestigious Sam Walton Business Leadership Award from the Vail Valley Chamber of Commerce in 1998.”

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SteamMaster golfs for employee (Kim Davis) 10/10/2005
“Kim was like family to the employees of SteamMaster over the last 10 years,” said owner Gary Gilman. “She always gave unselfishly of herself. We created this tournament in her honor to remember her by and to raise funds for her wonderful family and the Shaw Cancer Center.”

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A quarter century of clean livin' 11/22/2004
SteamMaster Cleaning

“For 25 years Gary Gilman and his Steammaster crew have been cleaning up after other people. In this, their 25th anniversary year, some of those messes are more memorable than others. Like the time a Marriott sprinkler pipe blew out on the sixth floor. Water, being water, ran downhill with the predictable result.Or that Friday afternoon a flash flood roared through the Gallegos building in Wolcott and plugged a culvert. ”

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