About Us

About Clean Direct®

Clean Direct Inc., based out of North Carolina, USA and serving all of North America, is the intersection of specialty cleaning products and modern distribution. This team has built a new type of distributorship purposely built to combine traditional distribution, e-commerce, digital marketing and a full-service sales and customer experience team.

Why are we unique?

Clean Direct® offers a 360º degree approach to the industry. As a master distributor we stock many brands in our 80,000 sq. ft facility where we offer fulfillment, express & freight shipping, pre-sales & post-sales support, service and warranty work.

Our efforts are built upon the Clean Direct® online platform. Our network of knowledgeable, independent staff and sales agents provide local representation and are specially trained in solving your unique needs. We have specialists available for each product line.

  • CEO & Founder, Garrett McAlister

    Entrepreneurship started early. Garrett began his journey in grade school where he sold candy on the school bus. In college he started a t-shirt company and after graduation a small chain of candy stores.

    Later he worked for a Fortune 500 technology company holding various roles in sales, channels, project management and business intelligence. This spanned 16 years, while also running a large eBay business selling cars & other stuff online. This eventually led to opening a local car dealership, still on the side.

    In 2016 he left corporate life and opened the master distributorship for SkyVac® USA & Canada, eventually adding The Mosmatic Professional, Ionic Systems USA and other niche cleaning brands to this international portfolio. 

    Clean Direct® was incorporated in 2019 and has become the "umbrella" brand representing multiple manufacturers in the specialty cleaning industry. All of this has been built on a unique online selling platform called Clean Direct®.

    Clean Direct's goal is to become the #1 specialty cleaning source in North America. We serve professional cleaners and facility managers.

    In 2020 Clean Direct® relocated to a large distribution facility located in Sanford NC. Please feel free to visit the showroom.

  • Shipping Manager, Jimmy Barefoot

    Jimmy spent 16 years self-employed in the shipping industry. He owned and operated a local Ship and Pack center with moving trucks. Before that he worked 9 years in a large transportation center, managing logistics and shipping.

    One of the most important aspects of today's sales program is an effective, timely & efficient shipping operation. Jimmy raises the bar on logistics quality. He coordinates hundreds of freight shipments and thousands of small parcel packages a year. He also manages inventory and warehousing.

  • Independent Services Consultant, Pete Owens

    Pete has a unique gift of being able to fix anything.

    With a background in design, mechanics, carpentry and a whole bag of other talents, Pete takes on service & specialty projects as an independent consultant.

    If you have an issue with one of your products it's likely Pete will troubleshoot and help you on your way.

    Not many people know this but Pete is an avid collector of Matchbox cars and in his spare time uses 3D printing to build miniature models.

  • Independent Sales Specialist, Nick Paluzzi

    Nick spent many years as a professional musician. He also owned a services business and has a background in engineering.

    Now he specializes in cleaning solutions for many types of organizations across North America. He is a specialist in SkyVac®, Ionic Systems and Mosmatic products.

  • Independent Sales Specialist, Kim Little

    Kim has owned and operated Clear Carolina Window Cleaning for 20 years. He offers a ton of knowledge and experience to the window cleaning industry. He specializes in Ionic Systems.


  • Virtual Sales, Lynn Gardner

    Lynn spent years in food service sales where she developed a strong customer experience background.