Meet the Team

Know who's visiting your home, and a little about them...

Meet our team of Senior Technicians and DFPWATF’s (Dead Friendly People Who Answer The Phone).

When you choose who you want to carry out work in your home or workplace you will definitely want to know a little bit more about their people before you make your choice – and it’s always nice to put a face to a name so you know who will arrive at your door.

You can be reassured that ALL the team have had in depth CRB/DBS checks completed and all have clean records.  We’ve been approved to work in HM Prisons, Secure Hospital Units, Banks and several other secure organisations. For your own peace of mind please check any cleaner you contact can make the same assurance.

So here we are, the team at Rotherham Chem-Dry…Allan Simmons Sr.

Allan Sr Carpet Cleaner RotherhamThe elder statesman of the business and the affectionately referred to as “The Old Man” by ALL the team.  Allan Sr. started the business in 1988 and although he hardly ever cleans domestic homes any more there are still a few of the earlier clients who insist he does the work for them.  He’s not frightened of hard work and you will still find him ‘on the tools’ when we have large commercial cleaning jobs to do where it’s all hands on deck to complete thousands of square meters in the day at a call centre.  He’s an avid crossword fan, loves his IT and spoils his Grandchildren rotten and enjoys nothing more than playing whatever game they like when they visit.  He’s a Green Tea type of guy and specifically Ginger biscuits are his favourite.  We don’t think he’ll ever retire as he seems to love it so much.Allan Simmons Jnr.

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He joined Allan Sr in the business as a shareholding partner in late 1988.  Allan Jnr. ran the business full time until Allan Sr became full time too in 1989.  Having done ‘every job’ in the business Allan Jnr looks after all our commercial contract clients and the customer service areas of the business.  Allan Jnr will be the one that chases you up if we’ve not had your questionnaire back, just to make sure everything was okay. He’s a strong black coffee drinker. He’s also been a keen magician since he was young and performs as a close up magician in his spare time.  He loves his motorbike and a Sunday ride out.

Mary Simmons

Details coming soon.Kevin Waters



Kevin is one of our Senior Technicians and has been with us since the early 90’s, I know, he doesn’t look old enough does he?.  He does most of our domestic quotations so is probably the first person you will meet.  He has a wealth of knowledge and experience so just ask him anything you like.  If he doesn’t know you can bet he knows ‘a man who does’.  In his spare time he enjoys his motorbike and gardening.  Kevin prefers coffee, white no sugar and chocolate biscuits.


Wayne Quidington



Another Senior Technician who has been here for ever. Although trained in all areas to the highest levels we look to Wayne as our leather specialist.  The most frequent comment we receive about Wayne is “he never stopped!” that’s until the job is done then he prefers Coffee, white no sugar and biscuits to recharge.  In his spare time he’s into his football, plays pool and is somewhat of an artist on the quiet (but the other guy’s didn’t know that until now)

Matt Harbin



Another Senior Technician Matt is our ‘Mr Fix It’ when it comes to equipment repairs.  An ex Ice Hockey Player he still follows the sport closely.  He also plays the guitar.  He’s cleaned carpets for Rick Savage of Def Leppard and loved it.  He’s Rick’s preferred technician, so I don’t know if he has a jamming session while there.  He prefers Coffee, white one sugar, although don’t tell his partner, she thinks he’s stopped having sugar and biscuits.  As he’s related to Wayne he also said to mention he hates football, with a big grin.

Pete Dorans



A Senior Technician with a wealth of knowledge and experience.  The most frequent comment we receive about Pete is “very conscientious”.  While he’s great at cleaning carpets and upholstery he dislikes repairing equipment, so ‘pulls in a favour’ with Matt if his kit breaks.  Pete has many clients who insist Pete does their cleaning, and some will wait until he’s back off holiday for their cleaning appointment.  Pete’s poison is STRONG Tea, white one sugar.  Oh, he’s usually the first in in the morning, we sometimes think it’s to make sure his cuppa is made just how he likes it.

John Gillespie


Another Senior Technician who has been with us since the last century!  With probably the thickest training file record in the business there’s not much John doesn’t know about carpets, upholstery and leather furniture cleaning.  He was also our first technician to be fully qualified in hard and stone floor cleaning and restoration, which was a new addition to our service offering in early 2016.  With more and more hard floors out there and clients asking us if we cleaned them we thought it was about time we had an in house specialist.  He’s not bad at fixing kit either, but wow betide you if you borrow his tools in the workshop and don’t put them back. John is a Tea, white with ‘half and half’ if you have it.


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Doncaster Chem-Dry is the trading name of E2A Services Limited. E2A Services Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 06002195. Registered Office, The Elms, Doncaster Road, Rotherham, S65 1DY. VAT Registration No. GB 895 2217 02.