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Staley & Sons Powerwashing
It all began in April 1991 for Scott Staley, owner of Staley & Sons Powerwashing. Working full time for Honda, Scott had an idea: what if he started detailing boats and cars near his home in Russells Point as a side business? Armed with a Briggs & Stratton 5-HP Power Washer and his many connections around Indian Lake, Scott quickly developed business relationships with boat dealers and condo developers. Staley & Sons Powerwashing was established, and in 1997, the business was officially incorporated.
Today, Scott is celebrating 30 successful years as a Logan County business. These days, he uses an advanced low-pressure cleaning system to clean homes, roofs, and sidewalks in addition to pressure washing services. Staley SoftWash, a sister company to Staley & Sons Powerwashing, is certified by SoftWash Systems of Orlando, Florida. Scott began this side of the business in late 2018. As of 2017, SoftWash Systems have been used in 30 states and 5 countries and in-network companies like Staley SoftWash have cleaned over 100,000 roofs and structures around the world.
Scott explains, "Soft washing is the alternative to pressure washing. We use water-based, biodegradable chemicals. They emulsify dirt and grime, break down bugs' nests and webs as well as kill mold, mildew, algae, and bacteria, sanitizing the surface we are cleaning." Soft washing uses only a third of the water used for pressure washing, lasts 4-6 times longer, and doesn't erode the surface like pressure washing often can. Soft washing is safe and effective on many different surfaces, including slate, vinyl and aluminum siding, wood and composite decks, and wood and vinyl fencing.
Scott moved to the area 40 years ago in 1981 with his family and fell in love with Logan County. He works with his son Josh and his sister, Stacy Staley Kinney, recently joined the business in January as Marketing Manager and is relocating to Huntsville from Columbus.
When asked about his membership with the Chamber, Scott recounted the many marketing events put on at the Chamber office, including several events on Google's tools for small businesses. "Scott has been a valued member of our Chamber for many years," shared Chamber Director Lydia Hess. "He is incredibly proactive in enlisting our help with marketing and promotion and we're thankful to have him as one of our members."
For more information on Staley SoftWash or on Staley & Sons Powerwashing, visit www.staleysoftwash.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (937) 539-6093 for a free estimate.
Please join us in congratulating Scott Staley and Staley & Sons Powerwashing, LLC for being named our April 2021 Business of the Month.
2020 Stars In Business Award Winners
Matt Wiley - Max Evans Tourism Award Winner
This award is presented annually by the Chamber and Visitors Bureau Council to a person who exhibits hospitality to visitors and tourists in our community and for tirelessly working to promote Logan County attractions.
This year's winner is Matt Wiley, the executive director at Marmon Valley Farm. Matt grew up at Marmon Valley Farm as the son of the owners, Bill and Phyllis. He fondly became known as "Wrangler Matt" and his parents handed the reins over for the business and ministry in 1984.
Logan County Farmers Market - Nonprofit of the Year
The Non-Profit of the Year award is given to an agency that shows dedication to improving lives and strengthening our community.
The Logan County Farmers Market began in 1996 with 5 vendors who cared about how food was grown, where it came from, and sharing these values with the local community. It has been the work of the dedicated Vendors, Customers, Board Members, and various volunteers over time that brought this organization to a day where they are able to welcome 20+ vendors and over 750 families each week, add value to the local economic systems, and provide for families in Logan County.
Jacob Schroeder - Young Professional of the Year
The Young Professional of the Year Award is given to an applicant who has devoted time to improving the quality of life of others through civic and community service and is actively developing leadership skills and demonstrating growth towards future goals.
Jacob Schroeder is the CEO and founder of Ascend Consulting, the Co-Founder of Hydda Living and the Co-Founder of Ideation: Think Forward. Jacob launched Ascend in 2017 with a passion to help small business owners truly understand and scale their businesses. As a Logan County native, Jacob is so grateful for the amazing community that Logan County has become and hopes that other young professionals are inspired to make Logan County their home.
P. Allan Properties - Emerging Business Award Winner
The Emerging Business of the Year Award is presented to a business who exemplifies a unique business idea, marketing approach or management style that have contributed to its growth and success.
P. Allan Properties was started in 2016, when Patrick and Jenna James returned home to Logan County after 11 years of service in the U.S. Air Force. Over the past 3 years, they, along with their Director of Operations and part-owner, Tyler Thompson, have grown from owning and operating a single duplex rental to 52 residential & commercial rental units.
City Sweets & Creamery - Small Business of the Year
The Small Business of the Year Award is presented to an independently owned Logan County business that is financially strong and profitable and has shown a history of growth.
City Sweets and Creamery began in February 2015 after the success of owner Angie Hall's original business, the Donut Shop & Bakery on the Lake. From fresh donuts – still made from scratch daily – to cookies, cupcakes, brownies, pastries, and ice cream, City Sweets and Creamery fulfills any sweet craving, and has become a staple of downtown Bellefontaine.
Steve Buchenroth - Entrepreneur of the Year Award
The Entrepreneur of the Year Award is given to an individual who has made a significant investment and impact on Economic Development in Logan County. The award winner exhibits an innovative spirit and willingness to take risks to provide products, services and employment opportunities for our community.
Steve Buchenroth is a 1980 graduate of Indian Lake High School and a 1986 graduate of The Ohio State University, and today is the owner of Midwest Corporate Air and World Class Plastics, Inc. Midwest Corporate Air trains over 200 pilots each year from nearly every state in the nation. To date, they have trained over 1,000 multi-engine pilots and several hundred Certified Flight Instructors. World Class Plastics employs over 90 people to produce injection-molded products for customers in the automotive, medical, industrial, and aerospace markets.
Dairy Queen of Bellefontaine - Integrity in Business Award Winner
The Integrity in Business Award is presented to a business that is recognized for providing quality service with honesty and probity to the Logan County Community.
Graduates of Bellefontaine High School, Chris Leasure and Dal McDonald are lifelong Logan County residents and supporters of our community. Dairy Queen regularly employs over 30 individuals, many of whom are high school students from across the county. Chris and Dal are always happy to support their young employees' fundraisers - anything ranging from yearbooks to senior prom.
Doug Zimmerman - Richard J. Rupp Leadership Award Winner
The Richard J. Rupp Leadership Award is given to an individual who has made a significant impact in Logan County with his/her outstanding leadership skills. In addition, they are recognized for their commitment, vision and dedication to our community.
Since beginning in the Real Estate industry almost 40 years ago, Doug Zimmerman has worked tirelessly for the betterment of his community. While growing his own real estate company and participating in numerous professional leadership positions at the local, regional and state levels, Doug has used his resources and experiential knowledge to generously support and promote local schools and education, health care, community events, veteran's services, law enforcement, and church organizations. Preferring to stay out of the spotlight and pass the credit on to others, Doug works quietly behind the scenes, promoting our community. Doug never misses the opportunity to support an idea he feels will help Logan County continue to grow. Over the years, Doug has mentored many local young Real Estate Agents and business owners, hoping they too will continue to support the community they call home.