Doug Roland started the Steamatic franchise in Wichita in 1968 with the help of his wife Sharon. He carried the slogan "Call Doug for a Clean Rug"® that he had used selling vacuum cleaners door-to-door in Ponca City, Oklahoma to Wichita and the Steamatic business. The company grew from a two-person operation into the large, successful operation it is today with 20 - 25 employees. Their sons Doug W, Darrel and Curtis, daughter-in-law Diane and their grandsons Bradley and Alek have all been involved in the organization at one time or another.
Steamatic's success is based on having excellent employees, great customer service, hard work and a wonderful product. At National Steamatic Seminars, Steamatic of Wichita has received numerous Outstanding Contractor Awards. These awards would not have been possible without the support and efforts of the outstanding employees Steamatic of Wichita, Kansas has retained.
As the second generation of Rolands took over operation of Steamatic of Wichita with the purchase of the business in July of 2000, the same formula for success remains in place. Darrel has been involved with the business full time since 1975. He learned the business from the ground up starting as an assistant, moving up to a lead technician, service representative and general manager. The family atmosphere remains intact with Darrel's wife, Diane, his brother, Curtis and his son, Bradley all a part of the business.