The Village Cleaner is a family owned business founded in 1969 by Larry Domont. Each of Larry and Sharilyn’s six children has helped in the business at one time or another. Valerie and her husband Shawn Norton live in Memphis, TN. They have two children, Conner and Meredith. They own and operate Norton’s Carpet Cleaning in Memphis. Brian Domont and his wife Carolyn live in Bourbonnais. They have also been blessed with two children, Sophia and Brayden. Chad, 28, was permanently disabled in a car accident when he was two years old. Chad lives at home and loves his job at Monical’s corporate office. Shari and her husband Jonathan Bourdreau also reside in Bourbonnais and have one son, Ethan Ryan, and are expecting a baby in October. Marcus, 15, attends BBCHS. He loves playing in the band, serving on student council, scholastic Bowl, and the Iron Clad Robotics club. Nathan, 13, attends Bourbonnais Upper Grade Center. He just completed his first season of cross country and will be joining the track team in the spring. Marcus and Nathan both enjoy their teen group at our church, Manteno Church of the Nazarene and help dad clean carpet when they have the opportunity.
The mission statement that Larry has adopted for himself as well as his family is to “give thanks in all things.” Some days that is hard, as were the days when his son Chad lay in a coma for three months. Looking back, though, Larry and his wife Sharilyn can see that by giving up their son, Chad, to God and offering thanks in spite of the situation, they have experienced many blessings. It is amazing how God can take what appears to be the stains and dirty areas in our lives and make them clean and new-if we allow him to.
Ironically, this is what Larry does for a living. He gets invited into the homes of our many clients and removes the stains and cleans the dirty carpet, and does his best to make it like new. What his clients may not know is just how important each one is to him. Larry spends many hours sharing with his family different things about each of his clients. He is always excited when reading in the local newspaper of promotions, graduations, new babies, and any exciting things happening in the lives of his clients. Larry feels privileged to have served so many special people over the years and hopes that The Village Cleaner will be a positive part of our community for many years to come.
Aaron Chandler and his wife Alison live in Kankakee with their 7 beautiful children. We are proud to have had Aaron as a part time employee for the past three years. He works for us in marketing, accounting and jumps in as a certified carpet cleaner when we need his help.
Cergio Rabanalez lives in Bradley with his wife, Elia, and two children. His daughter, Daneli, is a senior at ONU and can be heard on Shine.FM. His son, Sergio is a Junior at BBCHS and plays on the soccer team. Cergio has been an incredible assistant tech with Larry for over a year.