In July of 1990, Lee Q. Lewis had just returned from a sixteen month job assignment in the Cayman Islands, where he had finished overseeing the construction, hiring and opening of the first Wendy's restaurant on the island. Lee had just completed the awesome experience of being allowed to test and practice his business skills in operating a business. Returning to Akron, Lee was committed to two things; He was preparing for the arrival of his first child and opening his own business. Within six weeks, the buying of Akrosteam Carpet Cleaning became his business dream come true.
Lee, knowing very little about the industry, started out by relying very heavily on his existing staff. Lee knew one thing; he wanted Akrosteam and his staff to become the very best carpet cleaning company in Akron, Ohio. He realized then and believes even more today in the philosophy that education and training would be the key to his company's success. Keeping Akrosteam up to date with new technology and training is his passion. The company spends countless hours per year in training seminars, certification classes and making themselves available for analysis with clients, distributors and fellow carpet cleaning companies. Lee is vice president of the local trade association S.C.R.T. - Society for Cleaning, Restoration Technicians which presently has 50 members from NE Ohio.