RMI Success Stories
Aire-Master of America
For Doug McCauley, the success of running a clean operation comes naturally.
Fifty years ago, Doug McCauley’s father, Jerry, created a product that grew into a business: a proprietary air freshener that kills odors instead of covering them up. McCauley found a niche for his product servicing restrooms, and Aire-Master of America was born.
Specializing in odor-control and hygiene products, Aire-Master also fulfills the growing demand for production of soaps, germ gels and cleaners for third-party companies, like bath and body brands and nursing facilities.
With continued product diversification, expansion became a necessity. McCauley sought the advice of trusted banker Ted Hamilton of BancorpSouth, who steered him toward RMI and a 504 Loan.
“Working with RMI was great,” McCauley remembers. “And with such a favorable interest rate and lower monthly payment, we were able to invest a lot more money into our facility and equipment.”
In 2006, Aire-Master added 20,000 sq. ft. for manufacturing, innovative equipment, and a new water treatment system built to green standards. Since the expansion, the company has become an FDA-approved manufacturer. Aire-Master now has 63 employees and boasts 75 franchises throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Like his father before him, Doug takes special pride in the way Aire-Master treats employees and franchisees. “We put people first,” says McCauley. “You surround yourself with good people, treat them well, and at the end of the day everyone goes home smelling great.”
RMI was great. And with such a favorable interest rate, we were able to invest more into our facility and equipment.