About Us

In the beginning…

Welcome to Excel Eco Clean! My name is Greg Badger, and in March of 1993, I started my company, at that time, named Excel Carpet Care. “Excel” came about because of my passion to deliver superior or “Excel”lent service and cleaning. Soon it became obvious that “Excel”lence was in demand in the Mattoon and Charleston area. So, what started as a carpet and upholstery cleaning business soon expanded to include oriental and fine area rug cleaning. Then water damage restoration. And finally, janitorial services.

Since then, my team has expanded, as well. In 1997, Heather Swango came aboard as my General Manager. Then in 2002, Mike Eastman joined us and later became my Lead Technician. And finally, in 2009, Suzanna Fairly took over as my Janitorial Manager. All three have made very large and significant impacts to my company’s growth, and without such “Excel”lent combined talents and teamwork, Excel wouldn’t be the company it is today.

Big changes . . .

As we all know, cleanliness is the beginning of good health, and good health has always been my other passion. To that end, I have spent the past 15+ years learning to eat and exercise properly. But, along the way, I learned that our health also has a lot to do with exposure to chemicals and environmental toxins. So, I began trying to “green” up my life.

Well, I have to tell you, the difference in my life has been truly amazing! (Perhaps, we can get to know each other, and I can tell you more someday.) So, I figured, if I have experienced such a significant change, how could it affect my clients, their children, and all the wonderful people that for me?! Especially everyone working for me . . . after all, they were handling all the cleaning agents, all the time! And THAT’S when Excel Carpet Care became EXCEL ECO CLEAN.

SOOOO . . . We turned Excel upside down and inside out! We have become a more responsible company with a real goal in mind. You expect your home and your business to be a fresh, clean, and inviting environment, but it should be even more. It should also be healthy and free from toxins. In other words, REALLY CLEAN!

So our new promise is to provide you with the most thorough “green” clean ever, guaranteed. And if we don’t live up to our promise, your cleaning will be FREE.