Eric Sprague founded Shamrock Cleaning and Restoration in his garage with one single concept, “To provide the most outstanding service experience ever”. Shamrock began it’s service business by offering home inspections and air duct cleaning. Winning over one new customer at a time, Eric plugged away to bring back the good customer service he remembered from his New England roots. Good service seemed to be lacking in many of the companies that came to work at Eric’s home, so he felt there was real opportunity to make a difference by offering an alternative to the impersonal and poor quality home services he had experienced. Word got around quickly that Eric did a good job and soon the referrals started to flood in. That was great, but Eric needed help! That’s when he thought of his college roommate, Larry Wilberton. Larry worked his way through college waiting on tables, so Eric knew that Larry’s work ethic and amazing people skills would grow the business to new heights. Eric’s strengths were technical knowledge and Larry’s strengths were dealing with people. It was truly a partnership where each partner brought his unique skills to take the company to a higher level.
Once Larry decided to partner with Eric in the new venture, they decided to move Shamrock to Southern California. Setting up shop in Rancho Cucamonga, the two business partners put their nose to the grindstone and got to work building Shamrock Cleaning and Restoration. With the Great Recession in full effect, Larry and Eric took work wherever they could find it to keep the dream alive. They expanded Shamrock’s offerings to include carpet cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, upholstery cleaning, fire clean-up, mold remediation, and water damage restoration.
For many years it was not uncommon for Eric and Larry to work 80-90 hour weeks; as building Shamrock were the center of theirlives. The two business partners became very involved in the community by joining and being active in the Claremont, Upland, and Rancho Cucamonga Chambers of Commerce, as well as several local civic groups. Larry eventually sat on the Board of Directors at the Rancho Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce. Shamrock’s philosophy is to build stellar local reputation where the their staff can walk around town with the heads held high, proud to wear the Shamrock logo.
After years of struggle and hard work to earn clients and show the Inland Empire region what awesome service Shamrock provides, the company has grown by leaps and bounds. No job is too tough for the Shamrock crew. With 12 trucks and 18 employees, Shamrock has the ability to handle jobs both big and small.
Shamrock is now thought of as a premier home service company in the Inland Empire Region. Customer service is still, after all these years, the #1 priority at Shamrock Cleaning and Restoration. Things have changed dramatically over the years at Shamrock. With business systems and a competent management team in place, Eric and Larry have the freedom to become much more involved in the local business community and their industry. Larry, served on the Board of Directors for the Rancho Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce and has developed a weekly business referral networking group. Eric has become an industry coach and speaker, helping other carpet cleaning companies grow and refine how the operate.
While Eric and Larry are out helping others and working everyday to grow Shamrock, the amazing team they have assembled is hard at work saving people’s homes from water damage, mold, fire, and dirt. Shamrock employs IICRC Certified technicians in every category of home service they offer. Shamrock also has hired former Insurance adjusters to help it’s clients with their home damage losses. Our former insurance industry adjusters know the business inside and out from both the restoration side of the business, as well as the insurance company perspective. This offers Shamrock clients the best service possible for helping them in their time of need.