Mark “Shoe Shine“ Mueller

at 9 years old

Mark & Nick Mueller.
Father & Son Team
Since 1975.

3rd Generation, Granddaughter Hayden washing company vans!

At the age of 9 years old, Mark Mueller emptied his fishing tackle box, replaced his lures with 2 cans of shoe polish, a few rags, and started shining shoes at the local Barber Shop in House Springs. Young Mueller was an entrepreneur at heart. He later went on to develop 3 U.S. Patents in wildlife photography and the hunting industry, as well as a national distribution company.


Over the last 42 years, Mark and his son Nick have established a father & son business: Cardinal Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning, based in Wildwood.


Mark has two sons, Caleb & Nick, as well as four grandchildren, Hayden, Harper, Briar & Thorne. His oldest granddaughter Hayden is showing interest in joining her Father & Grandfather in the family business, making it a 3rd generation enterprise!


This slogan is much more than a catchy tagline. The Mueller’s believe in this standard of quality so much they have it printed on their vans in bold letters! It is the daily standard to be achieved on every carpet cleaning or air duct cleaning job this Father & Son team completes each day!


This high standard starts when you first call Cardinal Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning. Melissa, the office manager, answers every call in person. No recorded message! You actually talk to a live person when you call the office.

Next, you actually have the owner of the company, Mark, come to your home free of charge to inspect your carpets for any hidden urine stains by using an ultraviolet light that reveals hidden stains so they can be remediated and sanitized. Mark answers any questions or concerns you might have. He shows you a video of how they clean your carpets & air ducts. Then he gives you an exact written quote with a signed document stating: “If you are not absolutely thrilled with our services, IT’S FREE!

If it’s healthy indoor air you’re looking for, Mark also comes to your home and inspects your HVAC system and ductwork for any hidden contaminants like mice, insects, dust mites, and construction debris that inhibits efficient air distribution. Mark explains the cleaning and sanitizing process and, again, gives you an exact written quote including the same money-back guarantee: “If it’s not the absolute BEST CLEANING YOU HAVE EVER HAD ….. it’s FREE!!”


(You might ask the carpet or air duct cleaner you have been using in the past if they will offer the same guarantee?)

Before and after cleaning carpet on stairs

HVAC system air duct cleaning

This is what’s hiding in your air ducts & dryer vents!

They did a fabulous job cleaning our carpets! We have a super fluffy cat that tends to throw up hairballs, and they got EVERY stain out! We are so happy with them! Definitely will use them again!” -Wendy Heersink, Legends Resident.

Cardinal Carpet Cleaning is a family-owned business that provides excellent service and results. They provide a thorough evolution of the condition and needs of your carpet prior to performing the work. They also go the extra mile to ensure you are completely satisfied with their work. I am thrilled with the results and my carpets look and smell amazing! Overall fantastic experience!” – Janelle Frerking, Legends Resident


There are many reasons why this father and son team has nothing out of Five Star Reviews on their websites. (

First, Mark, Nick, and their team always show up on time! They wear foot covers when entering your home and use door guards and corner protectors as well as carpeted runners when working around your beautiful hardwood floors. They will leave your carpets totally clean with no chemical residues left behind.

The deep cleaning process Cardinal provides is in sharp contrast to the surface cleaning many carpet cleaning companies give you. The deep cleaning system Cardinal provides removes dirt & contaminants that are hidden deep in your carpets and air ducts. When Cardinal cleans your home, they restore the healthy, clean, fresh indoor air quality you need to feel safe in your home.

Don’t forget to check out their ad in Legends Living every month and keep an eye out for special discounts for Legends Residents….this month is an Air Duct Cleaning sale where every 3rd vent in your house is FREE!

If you would like to contact Mark & Nick Mueller for a complimentary inspection and evaluation of your carpets and air ducts, please contact them at:


314.501.6283 |

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Part of the air duct cleaning process

During the carpet cleaning process

Before duct cleaning (this is what you’re breathing all day long)

After duct cleaning


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Cardinal Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning Co.
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