Saturday, July 4th, 2015

About Us


One of our engagement photos in August 2009.

Owner and Operator of Clean Grout Northwest,  Mike Holm, began his journey in the tile and stone industry  in early 2002. At a Poulsbo flooring shop in Kitsap County he became well skilled in installing, grouting, and caulking. On his first job for sealing grout it became very evident to Mike how important it was to care for and protect any tile and stone. Thus began several years of researching and learning about tile cleaning and sealing.

Mike at 19 years old at the Crossville Tile Plant in Crossville Tennessee, where he learned how shower pans are properly built and how to use a fake id.

Mike at 19 years old at the Crossville Tile Plant in Crossville Tennessee, where he learned how shower pans are properly built and how to use a fake id.

Soon after, Mike was recruited to work on high end homes with a local fabrication and installation company located in Kingston to further his experience in grouting, caulking, and sealing!

Mike found that many homeowners and even tile shops had little education in taking care of their tile or stone investments. So he took matters into his own hands and started his first company The Grout Guy in beginning of 2005. His first cleaning jobs were out of a bucket with brushes and sponges. As this became tiring and time consuming he came across  a breakthrough system of cleaning tile and grout with a high powered machine that cleans with pressure over 1,000 PSI.

The "Turbo" tool pressure washes and extracts simultaneously.

The “Turbo” tool pressure washes and extracts simultaneously.

The summer of 2009 Mike married his wife, Jennifer, and 6 months later began Clean Grout Northwest with a stamp of approval from his wife!  Today they do work together on occasions and Mike continues to help and share his passion of tile, grout and stone maintenance.

Fast Forward to 2015, Clean Grout Northwest has been in business for 5 years (Where did the time go) and Mike and Jennifer have been blessed with 2 little grout scrubbers (daughters).