Meet the team from Professional Carpet Cleaners: Family owned and operated since 1989.

James “Jim” Folsom



Established the business in 1989.

After having a “not so good” experience with a local carpet cleaning company, Jim has been teaming up with property management companies from the beginning. Jim understands the importance of a good job, a fair price, and immediate response to your needs.

His IICRC certification number is 25953.

Jim has built his business on being dependable, no gimmicks and customer satisfaction.

Jim is certified in carpet cleaning, odor control, water damage, fire damage, repair and re-installation, he is a master cleaning technician but spends most of his time in the office and checking damage jobs. He spends his off time riding and working on quads, or with his wife and kids. He has lived in Whatcom county most of his life, married his wife in the eighties and has two sons: Matt and Dylan. Matt works for the company and Dylan helps when the business is in need; he owns and runs Folsom Candies, a local company.

Matt Folsom



IICRC Certified since August 2004

IICRC certification number 138320

Matt has been working for Professional Carpet Cleaners since he was 15 years old. He grew up in the industry, and is certified in Carpet cleaning, odor control, and water damage. He has been working in the field for six years, but has spent many days pulling hoses for Jim and is co-workers. Matt now splits his time between the office and out in the field. His favorite type of job would have to be large water damages. Outside of work he enjoys hunting and fishing with his two Labs Gunner, and Deke or riding quads down on the Oregon dunes with his dad and brother. He is currently living in Alger with his girlfriend Sara and their two dogs.

Michael Putman

IICRC Certified since February 2004


IICRC certification number 157979

Mike is a huge asset to our team. He specializes in commercial carpet cleaning. He is reliable and independent; you can count on him to follow instructions and get the job done.

Benjamin Bornat

IICRC Certified


IICRC certification number 957

Benjamin Bornat pays extensive attention to detail. Ben is our house specialist on smoke damage, fire damage, pet urine, or carpet repairs.  Ben has been in the industry for over 25 years and worked for Professional Carpet Cleaning for six.  Although Ben has pursued other business ventures, we are happy to have him back with us at PCC.

Russell Brooks

IICRC Certified


IICRC Certification number 62973.

Russ Brooks has been working for ten years with Professional Carpet Cleaners and has been in the industry for twenty two years.  Russ enjoys spending time with his family and R/C hobbies. Russ grew up in Darrington/Arlington area in Washington, and has spent most of his life in Skagit County. Russ moved to Whatcom County, where he decided to pursue carpet cleaning but moved back to Skagit County where he resides today. Russ recently purchased Professional Carpet Cleaners of Skagit County, and although he is working in a different county, Russ is still an integral part of the Professional Carpet Cleaners family. Professional Carpet Cleaners of Skagit Counties phone number is (360) 410-0500.

IICRC Certified