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Jonathan Barnett is the founder and President of Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning, one of the nation’s fastest-growing carpet cleaning franchises. Founded in 2006, Oxi Fresh has nearly 500 locations across the United States and Canada and is adding many new franchises every year. Under his leadership, Oxi Fresh has received numerous awards and accolades from Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc. Magazine, Forbes Magazine, Franchise Times, Franchise Update Magazine, and other industry watchers. Much of this success is because of their style of leadership. Take a listen.

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Key Takeaways

  • One small idea can grow into a large business
  • Everyone starts small
  • Upside down servant leadership is discussed
  • Jonathan works to serve his people
  • Their values are to be Friendly, Respectful, Ethical, to provide Superior Service, and to Have Fun! (FRESH)

Jonathan Barnett’s Bio

Jonathan Barnett is the Founder and CEO of Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning. Through innovative products and modern technology, Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning offers green carpet cleanings and exceptional results. The company’s powerful combination of knowledgeable people, innovative technology, and strong processes has landed the brand in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500, ranked in Inc. magazine’s Inc. 500|5000, and saw them named as one of “America’s Best Franchises to Buy,” by Forbes magazine. Oxi Fresh has over 460 locations throughout the United States and Canada, with more locations currently in development. Oxi Fresh donates to Water.org with every appointment that customers schedule through the brand’s Online Scheduler. The proceeds go towards Water.org’s efforts to help families in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Even before they began working with Water.org, water was important to Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning. Through their low-moisture cleaning process, they’ve helped conserve tens of millions of gallons of water when compared to old-fashioned steam cleaning methods. The Oxi Fresh process requires only two gallons of water to clean a home instead of the 40-60 gallons required by many steam cleaners.


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