Stu is the first Veteran to purchase a locally-owned CitruSolution® Carpet Cleaning Franchise through the When Johnny Comes Marching Home program. He is also the National Director of Veteran’s Franchise Opportunities for CitruSolution® Carpet Cleaning, serving veterans in Florida and across the nation who want to become entrepreneurs by owning and operating a CitruSolution® franchise.
Stu so believed in the plan he bought the franchise rights to all of Brevard County, FL and now operates the Brevard County Carpet Cleaning Franchise, CitruSolution® Carpet Cleaning of Brevard, FL.
Stu attended Kindergarten in Eau Gallie at “The White Cottage School”, owned by Bernice Wickham, the wife of “Papa” Joe Wickham. Stu returned to Brevard County again when his father retired from the Air Force. He attended Brevard Community College then enlisted in the Army and completed six years of distinguished military service.
He met his wife in the Army and with both of them on active duty they faced the daunting challenge of managing two military careers and a family. So, Stu left the Army first and returned to civilian life. His wife soon followed and 20 years later, after raising two wonderful children, they now enjoy time here in beautiful Brevard County with their two grandchildren.
“It was an honor to inducted into the Brevard County Public Service Hall of Fame.
Thanks to my wife (and fellow Veteran!) Janice Smith and my family for supporting my volunteer work and the constant asked and answered question “where is dad?”
Thanks to my fellow Veterans – especially Captain Tommy Clack who showed me that everyone, regardless of condition or situation, can help another Veteran. Thanks Doc Armstrong Chiro for the nomination.
Thanks to the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce and for the platform to grow my business and in turn to serve this community.
Finally, thanks to those who also serve our Veterans and are as deserving of this recognition.”
Paul Romanick is The “Oranginator,” the inventor of CitruSolution® and the company founder. Paul had a vision to create a company based on the values of service and integrity and turn the carpet cleaning business on its head. As a thriving, small co-op enterprise, Paul helped build 83 family-owned CitruSolution® Carpet Cleaning businesses across the country. At a veterans event he met fellow Army Veteran Stu Smith, and as it’s said: the rest is history. Together they conceived a plan for CitruSolution® Carpet Cleaning to become a franchise offering to help others — especially veterans — to own and operate their own businesses.
All CitruSolution® franchisees live by the motto “Be more of a value to the community than just the service you provide.”
Veterans involved in community life find more fulfillment and success in their transition to civilian living. Success in the community is based on the same principles that helped them succeed in the military: loyalty, hard work, teamwork, and service to others.
Stu’s service to the community is focused on giving back through active membership in the following organizations:
Stu volunteers at the House of Hope Monday morning at 6:30 am to help homeless veterans and their families. He helps with Search and Rescue of Veterans LIA — Lost in America — and volunteers at the NVHS Stand Down.
Stu was the Chair of the MAC in 2016.
Stu led the chapter’s effort to hire 1000 veterans and was awarded the 2012 Volunteer Leadership Award
Stuart has also been recognized as the Pat Atkins Rotarian of the Year by the Rotary Club of Rockdale County, GA for honoring of Tommy Clack, a Vietnam Veteran who lost three limbs but overcame numerous obstacles to dedicate his life helping fellow Veterans
For Stu, Tommy serves as a constant reminder that “freedom is not free” and that people can overcome what seems to be insurmountable obstacles and give to others.
We take environmental responsibility seriously and continually look for new methods to improve the way we do business. We encourage you to consider the products and services you choose based upon your own criteria, instead of leaving it up to a “Green Certification Company” or government entity to set the standards — or choosing just because a label says “all natural” — think about it. Tobacco, opium, lead, and mercury are “all natural” too!