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Designing Amidst Disaster

A Tragic Fire Allowed for New Growth at Steamway Floor to Ceiling

Article by Aaron Fongers

Photography by Photos by Diandra

Originally published in Greeley Lifestyle

In October 2021, disaster struck at Steamway Floor to Ceiling as Kim and Troy Weber began purchasing the nearly fifty-year-old company from Kim’s parents, Dave and Pat Grauberger. A dumpster outside of Steamway was lit on fire, and after catching carpet rolls inside the building, everything was tragically lost. Rather than allowing this to sink their hopes and aspirations amidst the transition, the Weber family and their team used this to usher in a “fresh start” for Steamway’s new ownership.

“It certainly wasn’t an ideal way for us to enter into the management side of the business,” Weber admits, “but we decided to take the most positive outlook on it that we could, and used those nine months to remodel our store to reflect the growth we wanted to see in both sides of the business, especially with interior.”

Originally opened in 1974, Steamway was a company dedicated to carpet cleaning services, expanding throughout the years to include a variety of cleaning and interior design offerings. Now, Steamway's “new look” includes a 3,500-square-foot showroom, complete with a wide variety of flooring, countertop, and kitchen displays from various companies. This showroom gives customers the best opportunity to touch, feel, and experience what these design elements would look like in their own space. However, with the expansion of its interior design work, Steamway remains committed to providing cleaning and restoration services at an equally high level.

“We’re a family-owned, local business with long-tenured employees and a desire to serve our community to the highest level possible,” Weber shares proudly. “We value using our expertise and experience with the community to build relationships, and proudly support them as they have supported us.”

“We want to thank all that helped us through the rebuild, West Point Interiors even provided us with supplies so we could continue working the following week after the fire,” Weber says. 

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