In 2005, we (Chip and Alecia Cunningham) started a dry-cleaning company as a franchisee of a well respected organization within the restoration industry, catering to families whose homes had been through some of the worst imaginable disasters – fire, flood, mold, mildew, even sewage backups!! Our expertise in textiles was honed in the dry and wet cleaning of fabrics – making sure the fibers themselves remained intact while our various techniques aggressively removed nasty contaminants.
Starting with a small team in the Maryland area, each year the business grew as did our reach; we added Delaware, West Virginia, New Jersey, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Now we have nearly 50 dedicated employees, most of whom have been with the company for many years.
After building a successful textiles company, we decided to branch out even farther. In 2010 Cunningham’s RugCleaning.net was born. We focus on cleaning methods that are safe for the rug and safe for the owners, and here’s why: like you, we own beautiful hand crafted rugs we cherish and would like to pass down through our own family for as many generations as possible and that means treating them as gently as possible. But far more importantly, we are the parents of young kids, and we love to roll around on those rugs playing whatever games their little minds can dream up. We simply can’t allow the harsh chemicals, dangerous contaminants, or filthy accumulated soils to threaten the health of our family… or yours!!!
Because our brand is so important to us, in 2016 we were finally able to unify the two businesses. With our family being what motivates us to succeed, we decided to bring the companies together under the same umbrella of Cunningham’s, and changed our name to Cunningham’s TextileRestoration.com to match Cunningham’s RugCleaning.net!