The owner has been the owner and manager of Tinney Rug Cleaners since 1986. He is the third owner of this business that has been operating in St Petersburg since 1920. He began his first carpet cleaning business in 1972, doing steam cleaning in Pinellas County as a price merchandiser.

 After several years in this business, he expanded into insurance restoration, water damage, smoke damage and odor removal. His was the first company to provide dead body odor removal. During this time, he also served as an instructor for the Fiber Cleaning Schools of America, where he taught upholstery cleaning. In 1986, he had the opportunity to add Tinney Rug Cleaners to his cleaning and restoration company. He sold his Capri Clean Care company in the year 2000 to devote his full time and energy to Tinney Rug Cleaners.

 At Tinney, they specialize in all types of area rugs, including natural fibers, synthetic fibers, blended fibers and animal skins. With close to a century of expertise, there is a pick-up and delivery service available, however, they do offer discounts for items dropped off and picked up at their plant. In addition, they offer wall-to-wall carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning and tile and grout cleaning.