In 1970, Jim Humble
worked for the Sherman-Clay, the largest
music chain in America in Eastridge Mall in
San Jose California, It was here that
Professional Piano Cleaning Products were
born out of necessity. The store was located
near an Ice Cream Store, Cotton Candy Stand,
A Pizza Hut, See's Candy Store and Candy
Apple stand. The organs and keyboards were
favorites of all the kids. It was a part of
Jim's duties to do minor repairs and keep the
keyboards clean. (No easy task!)
After a lot of hard work and daily
challenges Jim created a product that was years ahead of its
time. He called it simply, "Key Clean" the key cleaning
product was very strong, yet Jim used only non-toxic chemicals,
and no cleaning solvents, or harmful abrasives because of
the little kids. It was a truly revolutionary, environmentally
safe, all purpose cleaner. Jim also played keyboard in a Rock
and Roll band and he started taking his "Key Clean"
with him to clubs and dances, everyone was using up his cleaning
supplies, including the owners of the clubs. Everyone told
Jim to "Bottle that stuff and I'll buy some", so
he did, and they did.
Professional Cleaning Products were sold to
professional musicians and small businesses
as a commercial cleaner. Later the small
sales force had an easy task of selling their
product to other electronic companies that
had really tough cleaning jobs, like the copy
machines in Kinko's, the printers on PCs.
Soon, they had a loyal and profitable
customer base that just grew and grew.
Professional Piano Cleaning Products expanded
from the commercial market into the consumer
market. It was just too good of a product not
to bring to people's homes. Professional
Piano Cleaning Products began to be sold at
trade and home shows, county fairs, and
through in-store demonstrations.
In 1987 Jim's son,
Jim Jr,, who had been selling PPP with Jim
for years, bought the business. Jim Jr.
expanded the trade show business to over 500
shows per year. Since 1991 Jim produces his
own infomercial which was an instant success.
Sales have continued to skyrocket ever since.
Several well know manufacturers pass out free
samples of PPP with the sale of new
electronic products. (Available for
manufacturers large and small)
Through their innovative and creative
ideas, Professional Cleaning Products are becoming a household
name, sold in over 50 countries. Churches all over the world have
electronic organs and Professional Piano Cleaning Products
are being used in houses of worship every week.
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