AT A GLANCE...
At the Harry F Carlson Company LLC dba VIKING PRO, we are dedicated to you and your service needs.
Since 1924, the Carlson family has been serving the stateline area. Whether through our services or painting, we care about our customers. Our most important win is making you a happy, life-long customer!
Harry & Selma, Rodney, Wayne, Jerry, & Marvin
Phil & Kim, Katie, Kristina, & Justin
It is our joy to employ the best service team in the area. We do so by paying a living wage with incentives for quality, diligence, and thriftiness. We take great care in the hiring process to only bring on staff those who we would trust with our own home. We provide excellent training by our top-notch managers. We invite you to experience the VIKING PRO difference!
1924 - 1933
Harry’s Service Company begins. Selma cleans homes.
1934 - 1943
Great Depression brings a diversity services. Selma continues cleaning homes.
1944 - 1953
Harry & Marvin expand business into farming. Selma continues cleaning homes.
1954 - 1963
Marvin leaves farming business. The farm is sold. Harry & Jerry change Harry’s Service Company into Rockford Sani-Clean Company. Marvin starts Perfection Office Cleaning Services.
1964 - 1973
Rockford Sani-Clean (Harry & Jerry) becomes largest commercial contract cleaning company in the Stateline area. Expansion into the Porta Potty Business. Perfection Office Cleaning Services name is changed to MC Office Cleaning (Marvin). Phillip starts Carlson Industries Inc a contract cleaning company which also provided roofing, painting, and remodeling services.
1974 - 1983
Jerry dies at the age of 38 from diabetes. Harry retires and sells Rockford Sani-Clean to MC Office Cleaning (Marvin). Marvin brings in a partner to operate MC which becomes the largest commercial contract cleaning company in the Stateline area. Partnership at MC dissolves, Phillip at age 15, becomes the General Manager while a also operating Carlson Industries. MC Office Cleaning merges with Carlson Industries to form the Carlson Corporation which operated a commercial cleaning business, a car wash, art gallery, and a retail store.
1984 - 1993
Marvin decided to focus on full-time ministry, he dissolved the Carlson Corporation selling the car wash, art gallery, and retail store. Phillip reorganized MC Office Cleaning setting up 18 sub contractors into their own independent businesses in order to allow for the semi-retirement of Marvin. Phillip establishes Jordan Services Inc which in 1992 purchases MC Office Cleaning.
1994 - 2003
Phillip changes the name of MC Office Cleaning to JP Clark Services. The business expands to Knoxville TN, Fort Collins CO, and Madison WI. Phillip sells the operations in Knoxville and Fort Collins.
2004 - 2013
The Carlson family forms the Venholm Group as the family holding company. Venholm purchases JP Clark Services and the Norwegian Squeegee Company. The purchase of the Norwegian Squeegee added residential clients for the first time since 1924, which also brought the Viking logo and brand to Carlson.
2014 - present
Carlson purchases Mr. P’s Prep & Paint Company. Although, Carlson had been providing painting services going back to 1973, the purchase of Mr. P's added significant growth in painting area.