Our Story

Giving back to the community is our goal.

Let me introduce myself, my name is Rob Villars. I’m the owner of Advanced Restoration Services, LLC, formerly Advanced Cleaning Service. My family has been in cleaning and restoration for 20 years.

In June 2001, my wife, Leah, and I started a carpet & upholstery cleaning business in Bedford, Iowa, providing service to Bedford and the surrounding area. We started slowly, being careful not to promise more than we could deliver.

By June 2002, we had our first fire restoration project — a small house near Randolph, Iowa. I did most of the carpentry repair work myself with family members lending a hand. Gradually, we received more restoration jobs. By the summer of 2004, we employed several part-time-as-needed workers in our restoration division.

In late 2006, I saw the need for more education in fire, smoke, odor and water damage restoration. I enrolled in Fire & Smoke Restoration Technician and Odor Control Technician classes administered by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, Restoration, and Certification (IICRC). This education elevated our services to the current standards of care developed by the IICRC.

Our family-owned business continued to prosper. In the fall of 2007, we built a new, larger facility, which we outgrew within the year. So, in January 2008, we bought a facility at 507 Central Avenue in Bedford, which was four times larger than the previous location. Again, we outgrew it and had to purchase another building across the street.

In 2008, we became an IICRC-Certified Firm. We have other affiliations, each designed to help us provide the best possible service to our clients.

Today, we have more than 30 employees, and we have great plans for the future. Of course, we recognize that further growth will happen only by continuing to have your trust and patronage.

So, let me extend warm thanks to those who have placed confidence in us by letting us help them recover from fires, broken pipes, leaking roofs and stool over-flows, and to those who have hired us to care for their carpet & upholstery needs. Thank you!