howardpartridgeHoward Partridge (Owner)

Howard Partridge started Clean As A Whistle in 1984 with a passion to educate the community on proper care for high end floors and fabrics. He was also passionate about helping people avoid the typical pitfalls of hiring a service company by creating the mission “to provide the most outstanding service experience ever”. Today, Howard is a top consultant in the cleaning industry and travels the world teaching other professional cleaners how to build their businesses. The team and systems Howard developed continue to carry on the mission, creating the gold standard for service companies in the Houston area.



Scott Zack (Director of Administration)

Scott graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. He also took some post graduate classes in Marketing. Scott joined CAAW in 1997 and was part owner for 8 years. After leaving in 2005 to pursue a family business opportunity, Scott returned in 2010. He oversees all administrative functions, including payroll, bookkeeping, monthly reporting, and budgeting. He is also very involved with Marketing.





 Johann De Leon (Director of Operations)

Johann joined CAAW in 2004. He was certified and trained as a technician for 9 years. In 2013, he was promoted to Director of Operations where he oversees our Sales Team, our Marketing Team, and our Technicians and Assistants. He is in charge of the stone and rug departments as well as all products that we use for our clients. Johann not only conducts daily morning training meetings, but he is also Clean As A Whistle’s phenomenal Dream Manager. He helps each individual team member weekly reach their dreams and goals in life. Johann also deals with any customer related issues or repairs making sure that we are sticking to our guarantee and while making sure we provide the “most outstanding service experience ever.”


Aliki Thanos (Director of Marketing)

Aliki graduated from the University of Houston’s C.T. Bauer College of Business with a major in Entrepreneurship and a minor in Marketing. She applied and was selected among hundreds of students to be a part of The Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship where she learned about entrepreneurial revenues, marketing, costs and budgets, capital, and business plan implementation. While working full-time at UH, Aliki worked part-time at Clean As A Whistle as a Marketing Specialist. Upon graduation, she was promoted to Marketing Director. She and the Marketing team build relationships and serve Houston’s most seasoned flooring professionals, interior designers, and realtors all around Houston.