Our History

In 1969, small businessman and entrepreneur Mike Palmer operated a Seattle area carpet cleaning business. One day he noticed a competitor using a home-made truckmounted carpet cleaning machine…and Mike was convinced he could do better. After several years of research, trial and error, (not to mention hard work), he introduced the first HydraMaster truckmount in 1971.

Since its founding over a half-century ago, HydraMaster continues to forge its reputation as the innovation leader in not only truckmounts, but its expanded line-up of related products, including high performance heated extractors (PEX500), escalator cleaning machines (TreadMaster), restorative cleaning and deodorizing chemicals and all the other wands, tools and accessories used by professional carpet cleaners. We are proud that all HydraMaster equipment is hand built in the USA!

HydraMaster truckmounts are designed to provide consistent high heat, powerful water recovery, and withstand the abuse of multiple operators in the field. They are known for their reliability, simplicity, dependability, and robust design. From our entry level Titan 325 to the Titan 575 powerhouse, to the iconic CDS 4.8SV Direct Drive, our truckmounts continue to be the preferred choice of owner-operators, large fleet companies, as well as national firms.

Most recently in September 2023, the HydraMaster trademark and brand of products was purchased by Universal Cleaning Concepts (“Universal”), a newly formed company owned by several private equity investors, including its CEO, Bob Beard. Universal continues to manufacture the HydraMaster brand of products from the same Everett, Washington location using the same dedicated and experienced personnel supporting the HydraMaster brand of products. Beard stated, “We are excited and enthusiastic to own and continue the 50+ year legacy of the HydraMaster brand of products. The cleaning and restoration industry is a fast-growing industry and HydraMaster is well positioned to participate in that growth.

HydraMaster truckmounts are sold, supported and serviced worldwide by our international distributor network. HydraMaster is one of the leading equipment brands in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan and China.