Candy Vargas does color restoration work on an antique rug at the new Hadeed Carpet and Rug Cleaning headquarters in Springfield. The company was started in Alexandria in 1955 and will celebrate its 60th anniversary June 6.
Photo by Jeanne Theismann.
“I’m very proud of how the company has grown.”
— Hadeed Carpet and Rug owner Joe Hadeed
For Joe Hadeed, it’s the only job he has ever known. Ever since he can remember, he worked in the rug cleaning business founded by his father Michael and uncle Teddy in 1955 in Del Ray. On June 6, Hadeed Carpet and Rug Cleaning will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a grand opening celebration at its new headquarters facility off Edsall Road in Springfield.
“I’m very proud of how the company has grown,” said Hadeed, who has been at the helm of the company since 1990. “Our new headquarters has 70,000 square feet and allows us to consolidate our cleaning and restoration departments into one efficient facility.”
Hadeed has expanded the company to include facilities in Springfield, Vienna, Chevy Chase and Richmond in addition to its Duke Street location in Alexandria.
“With our new headquarters, we are able to clean, repair and restore all of our carpets in one facility,” Hadeed said. “Right now we are processing about 2,500 rugs a month but have the capability of handling up to 15,000 per month. We are a 24/7 facility.”
Both father and son, along with Hadeed’s mother Samira, will be on hand at the 60th anniversary celebration June 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A ribbon cutting will take place at 11 a.m. followed by guided tours by Joe Hadeed. RSVPs are requested at www.joehadeed.com.
“Duke Street has been a good home for us and it will remain open as one of our branches,” Hadeed said. “But with five separate buildings it wasn’t the most efficient for cleaning and restoration. With our new facility, we can provide even better services for our customers.”