Bryan: The Reason Behind Our Logo
San Diego Rug Cleaning Company has, since its inception, been built around a core of family members. In its earliest days, it started as a rug gallery called Rugs and Arts of Persia, in the Birdrock area of La Jolla, CA. At that time, it was Kate and Don Blatchford, with their kids running around the place, but since then, the shop has expanded, adding space, experience and employees, with a decided focus on rug care rather than rug sales. Yet the family core of the business basically remained the same: Kate Blatchford and her children, Lisa, David, Bryan, and now John.
Back in the late nineties, when Bryan was working as our field manager, he was given a beat-up, worn out old Chinese rug from a client that didn’t want it any longer. Bryan was much loved by our client base, being warm, personable, friendly, quick to listen… he made people feel comfortable. In any case, Bryan was hoping to have the rug salvaged so he could use it in his apartment, but really, the rug was beyond salvaging, as you can see from this photo.
The rug did have one corner which was in fairly good shape, which featured a large peacock design that was quite striking.
Not long after the decision was made to reject the idea of an attempt at salvaging the rug, Bryan passed away suddenly. In the aftermath of this most difficult of tragedies, it was decided that the good corner of what was now being called “Bryan’s Rug” would be saved, fixed up and mounted on a canvas, to be hung in the lobby of our store in San Diego, in his honor. It was further decided that the peacock would become our logo – sort of a silent reminder of Bryan and his devotion not only to our family business but to the family in general.
In his honor, we try to include the peacock logo in as much of our marketing and advertising as possible, including our business cards and this website.