About Clean Direct Inc.
Clean Direct is a culmination of years of work in both technology and the cleaning industry. Based out of North Carolina and serving all of North America, the team has built a new type of distributorship for the specialty cleaning industry, designed to combine the strong foundation of traditional distribution methods, the technological advances of today's e-commerce & digital marketing world and a full-service sales team. All rolled-up in one!
Why are we unique?
Clean Direct offers a 360º degree approach to the industry. We are a stocking master distributor that offers fulfillment, express & freight shipping, pre-sales & post-sales support, service and warranty work...all built upon the Clean Direct online platform. Our network of knowledgeable, independent staff and sales agents provide local representation and are specially trained in solving your unique needs. We have specialists available for each product line.
Meet our team:
CEO & Founder, Garrett McAlister
Entrepreneurship started early. Garrett began his journey in grade school where he sold candy on the school bus. In college he started a t-shirt company and after graduation a small chain of candy stores.
Later he worked for a Fortune 500 technology company holding various roles in sales, channels, project management and business intelligence. This spanned 16 years, while also running a large eBay business selling cars & other stuff online. This eventually led to opening a local car dealership, still on the side.
In 2016 he left corporate life and opened the master distributorship for SkyVac USA & Canada, eventually adding The Mosmatic Professional, Ionic Systems USA and other niche cleaning brands to the portfolio.
Clean Direct was incorporated in 2019 and has become the "umbrella" brand representing multiple manufacturers in the specialty cleaning industry. All of this has been built on a unique online selling platform.
Our goal is to become the #1 specialty cleaning source in North America.
In 2020 Clean Direct relocated to a large facility located in Sanford NC. Here we are able to provide a major distribution hub to all of North America. Please feel free to visit our showroom.
Shipping Manager & Operations, Jimmy Barefoot
Jimmy spent 16 years self-employed in the shipping industry. He owned and operated a local Ship and Pack center with moving trucks. Before that he worked 9 years in a large transportation center, managing logistics and shipping.
One of the most important aspects of today's sales program is an effective, timely & efficient shipping operation. Jimmy raises the bar on logistics quality. He coordinates hundreds of freight shipments and thousands of small parcel packages a year. He also manages inventory and warehousing.
Services Manager, Pete Owens
Pete has a unique gift of being able to fix anything. With a background in design, mechanics, carpentry and a whole bag of other talents, Pete manages service work, demonstrations, trade-shows, and all the odd stuff that nobody else around here even knows where to begin!
Independent Sales Specialist, Nick Paluzzi
Nick spent many years as a professional musician. He also owned a services business and has a background in engineering. He now specializes in cleaning solutions for many types of organizations across North America. He is a specialist in SkyVac and Mosmatic.
Independent Sales Specialist, Kim Little
Kim has owned and operated Clear Carolina Window Cleaning for 20 years. He offers a ton of knowledge and experience to the window cleaning industry. He specializes in Ionic Systems.