Stephen Davison is the founder, President and visionary marketer behind Clean Control Corporation which is located in Warner Robins, Georgia. Clean Control manufactures 'OdoBan® The Original Odor Eliminator since 1980', as well as multiple high quality cleaning, deodorizing and specialty products for families and industry professionals worldwide under the brands OdoBan®, Earth Choice®, Lethal®, Pets Rule® and Sports Edge®.
Clean Control is a locally-owned business, employing in excess of 100 employees. The company's various products are distributed through independent retailers, national chains- including Sam's Club, Walmart, and The Home Depot as well as online outlets such as Amazon.com, HDSupplySolutions.com, Grainger.com and many other fine retailers.
Stephen Davison's entrepreneurial spirit was no doubt sparked by growing up overseas due to his father's Military intelligence career; eventually settling in Warner Robins. Having both vantage points provided Davison a unique perspective and sincere appreciation for the advantages and opportunities available in the United States for entrepreneurial growth. With that spark, he realized it was time to strike out on his own.
At the age of twenty-four, Davison started Mobile Wash of America (MWA), a successful government contractor with a focus on cleaning industrial equipment. Escalating chemical costs and the need for superior products led Davison on a mission to develop technologically advanced, cost-effective cleaning solutions.
The first batch of OdoBan® 'The Original Odor Eliminator', was mixed in Steve's bathtub in 1980. Being a 'bathtub chemist', Steve recruited the help of a friend and actual chemist, Cory Hammock to develop OdoBan®. Their original focus was to develop a highly effective product that was concentrated and cost efficient, yet would meet the challenges in nursing homes. In 1980, there were few commercial products available that could get rid of odors from bed pans, soiled bed linen and night gowns. Colostomy bag odors and the 'Cancer smell' associated with patient rooms were an entire category all unto themselves. Extensive research on these specific human biological odors would eventually lead to the Lethal product line (see below). The 'Tub Trials' led to many products that met that criteria after initially being tested on baby diapers; The Ultimate Test!
The unique qualities of OdoBan® - performance, multi-use, environmental safety and signature eucalyptus fragrance - truly became the four cornerstones upon which a new company would be formed. After selling his janitorial business, Davison established Clean Control, introducing a revolutionary product line evolving from the overwhelming popularity of OdoBan®, Davison's flagship product.
Sam's Club offered to carry 'OdoBan® The Original Odor Eliminator since 1980' as a trial in their Macon, Georgia club starting in 1991. By 1995 the OdoBan product was carried Nationwide in Sam's Club, which enabled Clean Control to expand with additional products and line extensions. Clean Control has been able to expand and grow to the company it is today because of the willingness of Sam's/Walmart to take a chance on a small, local manufacturer back in 1991. Only in America!
Starting as a small business, the basic philosophy has always been to go one step further. By taking that extra step, Clean Control provides the very best product that can be available; every time. "We didn't just make a deodorizer we developed an odor eliminator and disinfectant that cleans. We didn't just make something to mop up grease, we developed bacterial solutions that would eliminate grease, which was the basis for our bacterial line," says Davison. It’s the extra step that not only keeps customers coming back ¬but also results in customers recommending Clean Control products to their clientele and colleagues.
The OdoBan® brand of products is recognized worldwide as a leading solution for odor elimination and disinfecting. Thus, Clean Control's customer base has grown to serve various market segments which, today, includes household consumers as well as wholesale, industrial, commercial, and institutional customers around the globe. This market diversity is a tremendous testament to the quality and effectiveness of Clean Control's product lines.
The pioneering work done for the nursing home industry that launched OdoBan, was the catalyst for a patented Human Scent elimination product that came out in 1995. Originally it was called OdoBan Outdoor and made in small hand batches, but the popularity grew by word of mouth. Our philosophy was, "We are so good at eliminating odors, we can make you disappear." By 2009, the small handmade batches had turned into a full production run. OdoBan Outdoor needed its own identity. In 2010, Clean Control launched the LETHAL® ProHunter brand, a product line of human scent elimination products for professional hunters and enthusiasts.
Early 2013, the company launched their newest brands, Pets Rule®, a complete line of pet cleaning, disinfecting and spot repair products for pet lovers and breeders, along with a complete line of laundry products for athletes; Sports Edge®.
Davison attributes the company's ongoing growth to his Christian beliefs as well as his passion to provide innovative products for the industry. He continues to play an active role in day-to-day operations as well as product sales and marketing for the business. Clean Control's capabilities include manufacturing/shipping, distribution/logistics, marketing and promotional packaging, graphics, POS and display services for all product lines.
Clean Control added a 150 kW grid-tied, ground-mounted solar array in 2012 that produces approximately 65-70% of its energy usage. This is in addition to the many other Green programs we utilize listed elsewhere on our website.