Donald D. Jones owner, operator since 1987 when the company was formed on April 1st. Don started the company with Jane’s cousin, Tony Minichiello. Both were looking for a better career than being a slave to the restaurant business and on April Fools Day 1987 Catamount Carpet Cleaning was born.
Don was born in Pittsfield where he completed high school and then was in the first graduating class from Johnson and Wales Culinary School in Rhode Island. He spent the next 20 years or so traveling up and down the eastern sea board as a chef/manager in several establishments until he decided to head back to New England, Vermont specifically.
Jane May Jones was born in England and has been traveling between Europe and the US since a child. In 1986 she came on vacation for several months and within two days met Don. Four months later they (along with Tony) created Catamount Carpet Cleaning and then 10 months later they were married. Talk about whirlwind romance across continents! But that is another story!
Jane had always been in the corporate world: office management and IT help desk with a vast knowledge of computers and business. In 2002 Jane’s position was eliminated in a local corporation and she joined Catamount Carpet Cleaning as the office manager and marketing director.
Since that time the Jones’ have done a lot of training, professional and personal development which has helped in their personal growth as well as the growth in Catamount Carpet Cleaning. It is their goal to help others achieve their dreams and to also help children and adults to reconnect with nature and learn how nature nurtures creativity with their public charity Magical Earth Retreats.
They are passionate about helping others, whether it be through cleaning their homes with Catamount Carpet Cleaning, connecting in nature with Magical Earth Retreats or through their other philanthropic endeavors.