History

Entering Our 5th Decade of Service

Vapor Jet opened its doors in Steubenville, Ohio in 1969 after Edward H. Pestian of Steubenville, a father of six, made a bold move. After owning a household cleaner sales and delivery business for years, he decided it was time to go another route when "super markets" took much of Pestian’s household cleaning sales. In October of 1969, Pestian and his wife, Delores, made history in their hometown when the couple purchased the first steam carpet cleaner equipment east of the Mississippi River. Thanks to Pestian’s vision, the equipment, which had seen much growth on the west coast, was now in Steubenville, Ohio. It was called "the Steam Genie."

Before long, the concept of using steam to clean (as opposed to scrubbing) caught on, and it wasn’t long before the family-owned business known as Vapor Jet was running three full-time trucks in the Ohio Valley. While Vapor Jet grew, so did the distribution of Steam Genies, the company for which Ed Pestian was eventually named master distributor for 28 states east of Mississippi and Louisiana.

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Tim Pestian

In 1971, Ed’s son, Tim Pestian, who now owns and operates Vapor Jet, joined the business. Around that same time, Vapor Jet added a new element to the family business. They began manufacturing what were called “Vapor Jet Truck-mounted Mobile Cleaning Plants” for carpet and upholstery cleaning. These “mobile plants” were manufactured in Steubenville and were sold throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, Europe and South America. During that same decade, fire restoration contractors began calling on Vapor Jet for clean-up assistance. Soon, Tim determined that Vapor Jet's own professional cleaning teams could do these jobs.

That’s when Tim became a licensed dealer through National Fire Repair, eventually enabling Vapor Jet to handle all insurance claim restorations in the region, becomming the industry leader in insurance claims restoration in the Ohio Valley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to five decades of hard work, investments in the latest state-of-the-art technology, and a commitment to excellence, Vapor Jet continues to thrive with an unparalleled reputation in the business. Vapor Jet is proud of its history and is eager to serve each customer with the promise of quality service and integrity. Vapor Jet is also proud to offer a showroom at its Steubenville headquarters complete with carpet, flooring, and decorating concepts. For more information or to make an appointment, call us now for all your water and fire restoration and carpet and upholstery cleaning needs.