Who Is Norm?

Hello, I am Chris Newman, Owner of Norm’s Carpet Cleaning. I purchased Norm’s Carpet Cleaning from Norm Salomon in 2007 as he was retiring. Norm started the business with his Father in 1977 and delivered Carpet Cleaning to the community for 30 years. We strive to continue providing superior service to the Fox Valley area for decades to come.

Where did this guy come from?

I grew up in the far west suburbs of Chicago. I attended Glenbard East High School in Lombard and graduated from Lewis University in Romeoville. I moved to Geneva in 1995 to raise my family. For over 20 years my career was performing Commercial Facilities Management and Maintenance. My last corporate position was with JP Morgan Chase as an Operations Manager responsible for taking care of the Banks branches throughout Illinois. I decided to take over Norms Carpet Cleaning in an effort to chase the American Dream and operate my own high quality service business using the knowledge I have gained from my lifetime of experience.

 

Does he have kids?

Why yes I do have 3 wonderful children, Dakota is 24 years old, Jeneva and Michael are 21. They have all helped with our business and Michael has been working full time with us for 2 years now. It is very rewarding (and sometimes very challenging) working with my children. We live in St. Charles and all my children attended St. Charles East High School.

Jeneva played goalie on the St Charles East Varsity Water Polo team and played the flute in the Marching Band. She is currently a Senior attending Western Illinois University. Jeneva will graduate in 2017 with a Zoology Degree and a Minor in Chemistry.

My oldest son Dakota graduated from the University of Iowa in 2015 – GO HAWKS! Dakota played the trumpet in the University of Iowa Marching Band. He achieved A Bachelor’s Degree in Infomatics (the new word for computer science), tied together with a music cognitive. He now is employed by Bain & Company Global Management Consulting firm.

 

Michael Hartley and Vittorio

 

Michael is Norm’s Carpet Cleaning Lead Technician. He is 21 years old and is attending ECC working toward a degree in Social Work. He is a percussionist for a local band and is often performing at local venues. Music has always been his primary passion.

 

 

 

 

I nearly forgot about my other daughter, Isabella (boy would she have been jealous!). She is a high energy 6 year old Shepherd mix rescue pup who never met a Frisbee she does not like.

Thank you for reading!

You can check out some of my ramblings and home carpet care tips on my blog. Wander around my website and read about all of the solutions we can provide for you. When you are ready to experience the finest service company in the Fox Valley area, call Norms Carpet cleaning at 630-232-4445.