We had the good fortune of connecting with Kimberly Gonzales and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kimberly, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Being a mother of three, pet lover and I currently own an eco friendly cleaning company and I would have so many products for different uses. I was feeling overwhelmed and the amount of money I was spending and time to clean was frustrating. So after years of experimenting I came up with the perfect all natural, non toxic cleaning product that could simplify your life and bring back that joy in your home making cleaning fun again.
What should our readers know about your business?
PÜR Evergreen® was founded after running my eco friendly, non-toxic cleaning company when I saw a need in the homes I cleaned. I saw frazzled, busy moms and people who really loved their pets and them wanting some kind of simplicity and a product that is non-toxic. After two years of working on the perfect formula that would replace ALL the products we use to clean and make it safe on surfaces and around pets and family members PÜR Evergreen was born. A year in I finally got my trademarked registered, an SDS sheet and I am still am working on getting my product EPA certified which the challenge being lack of funds. Being a mother of three, animal lover I wanted to have a product that would make a difference in what we use to clean with. I also did research on the scents I chose and wanted to bring a relaxing and uplifting smell to the houses. We associate clean with a scent. Did you also know that scientific evidence has indicated that the air in our homes can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air. We spend an approximately 90 percent of their time in doors. ( EPA) So what chemicals we are using are filling our air and surfaces with toxic chemicals we are breathing and absorbing in our skin. I have such a love for people and I know how important it is to have a cleaning product we can know and trust. I wanted to make cleaning fun and safe. Let PÜR Evergreen simplify your life naturally.™
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I love Colorado! And sharing it to my friends is easy. I would for sure take them for a hike in our beautiful mountains for some fresh air and enjoy all the bountiful trees and wildlife we have. We would head up to Steamboat Springs and enjoy the hot springs and head to downtown to explore all the little shops. We would also head to Estes Park one of my favorite hangouts. I would swing by Kind Coffee for some flavorful coffee and sit by the river listening to water hitting the rocks. Then head to RMNP for some fun camping and be out in nature. Red Feathers is a another great place to go when you want to get away.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
What a great question, Honestly my cleaning company friends that believed in me and tried my product out. I have so many amazing mentors and the program I got into called E for All has been such a wonderful and inspiring program.