Jim Rimer founded Biokleen in 1989. As a previous sales representative of cleaning chemicals in the commercial and industrial industry he became more and more aware of the dangers of the products he was selling and the ingredients they contained.He saw first hand his chemicals were creating health problems for his customers, causing negative effects - including cancer - on families and pets in the homes and businesses where these supplies were being used. Jim was selling poison and this realization shook him to the core. Jim's drive to take a stand and make a difference helped motivate him to study chemistry. With his newfound knowledge and driven passion he formulated his first cleaner using natural, non-toxic ingredients. Today Biokleen continues to develop and create innovative products, which still measure up to Jim's beliefs and standards:
- Environmentally Safe
Giving to the community is nothing new to Biokleen. An active promoter of a healthy lifestyle, Biokleen celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2009 by contributing to 20 charitable groups and events. These included EarthShare California, The Chicago Wetlands Initiative, Keep Austin Beautiful, Seattle EarthCorps, and youth soccer clubs and other youth outreach programs.
“Biokleen’s leadership in natural cleaning products is very impressive, and we are very excited that we are able to offer their coupons on the CommonKindness site,” said CommonKindness presidentSarah Schloemer. “I also found inspiration in the story of BioKleen founder Jim Rimer’s entrepreneurial spirit, ingenuity, and tenacity that started the company on the road to becoming the success it is today.”
Rimer was a sales rep for a chemical-rich cleaning supply company in the 1980s. After hearing complaints of negative side-effects from his customers after they used these products, Rimer conducted research and found that the products he was selling were poisonous. After a fruitless attempt to convince his employer to change course, he was asked to leave.While cleaning carpets to pay the bills, Rimer spent his nights developing Biokleen’s first natural cleaning supplies in his garage in a large drum using a wooden oar for a mixing spoon. He filled bottles by hand and sold his product door-to-door to the natural food stores that were sprouting up around town. Through the leadership of his daughter Cindy, Biokleen has grown quickly and responsibly.
Family-owned and -operated, Biokleen employs green manufacturing principles. One-hundred percent of the energy and water used in its plant is offset through the BEF’s Renewable Energy and Water Restoration program. The CommonKindness partnership is yet another way Biokleen is helping make the world a better place.To get Biokleen coupons, shoppers simply go to http://www.CommonKindness.com, quickly register, and designate their favorite nonprofit from the user-friendly directory. They then select Biokleen coupons and printable grocery coupons for other product coupons they typically use or want to try, and head to the store. For each coupon redeemed, CommonKindness donates 20% of the distribution fee it receives from the Biokleen or other brand to the shopper’s designated nonprofit.