Loren first started in the carpet and upholstery cleaning business by opening Rochester Steam Way in Rochester, Minnesota when only 20 years old. The year was 1970 and the steam cleaning method was brand new.
Our first equipment was the Steam Way model 400 portable that at the time cost $5000.00. The machine weighed about 175 pounds.
Truck mounts were not available in the beginning, but in March of 1978 the decision was made to move up to the Steam Way Turbo-Matic Truck Mount that had become available. Then in November 1984 we sold Rochester Steam Way and moved to Antioch, California and started Delta Steam Way.
Hope you enjoy these nostalgic photos from the early years.