EARL Clean Solutions Founder and CEO Eric Stam had specific reasons for choosing what to call his Carmel-based company
Earl is Stam’s middle name and the name of both of his grandfathers and a great grandfather. It also serves as an acronym for easy, accessible, reliable and lasting.
“Right now we produce hand sanitizers that are unscented, lemon-scented and mint-scented,” said Stam, adding all products are FDA approved. “We are working on creating additional scents as well as additional products. They will all be alcohol-based disinfecting products, so anything a consumer would want to get whether it’s all-purpose cleaning spray or glass cleaner. We’re going to be exploring and looking to develop those sorts of products. We’re also a partner ecosystem of American-made products such as sanitizing wipes, N95 face masks, COVID-19 tests, gowns and surgical masks. Everything that is American made we are looking to build partnerships with manufacturers all across those categories.”
The business, which has six employees, launched Feb. 1 at its Carmel production site. Stam, a former Carmel resident, lives outside Seymour on a Jackson County farm.
The production site also is the spot for Crossroads Distillery, a sister company also owned by Stam. It produces Almond Bite, the single liqueur made by Crossroads.
Stam said because of the COVID pandemic, it was able to adjust the production site to meet the need of producing hand sanitizers.
Stam said the company ships directly to the consumer or nonprofit partners.
“We are trying to get as few hands touching the product as possible,” he said.
Stam said schools and other nonprofits have the opportunity to participate in fundraisers that allow them to generate revenue for their organization. All products are custom branded with the organization’s logo. The company’s first partnership is with Southeastern Career Center, Indiana’s oldest vocational school, which supports 11 school districts in southeast Indiana and provides job placement to more than 700 high school students. Stam said when consumers go through the checkout process, they select Southeastern Career Center as the nonprofit they wish to support with a percentage of the sale. The consumer would receive products branded with that logo.
Stam said he is hoping to have school districts or nonprofits from Hamilton County participate.
“Hopefully, we can make an impact in Carmel, Hamilton County and the surrounding area,” he said.
For more, visit earlcleansolutions.com.