OUR GVX STORY
The father and sons team of Rick, Jason, and Dan Gregory founded Gregory Ventures, LLC in 2011 with a mission to create an avenue for social change through philanthropic efforts. Their extensive travels and dedication to philanthropy exposed them to profound needs and led them to connect with nonprofits providing solutions.
In 2017, Gregory Ventures was acquired by GVX Ventures, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of DPM Enterprises, Inc. which has over 22 years of experience in the chemical and surface cleaning service business. This acquisition allowed Rick to retire and pursue other opportunities.
GVX Ventures, Inc. is committed to providing sustainable, cutting-edge solutions for cleaning and maintaining surfaces in the environments where we live and work. They offer commercial and household products that revolutionize odor and stain control for carpet and hard surface flooring, including fabric and other living space surfaces. Their patented GVX Pro and Pet & Odor Cleaners harness the power of Australian tea tree oil to provide unparalleled effectiveness in their category. It's not magic, it's science.
Why Tea Tree Oil?
The cleaning industry comprises a giant market with a myriad of products claiming to solve every cleaning challenge. A focused slice of that market concentrates on products to remove odors and stains – particularly urine odors and stains, along with other organic contaminants. Recently, materials that are based upon enzymes or biologically engineered bacteria technologies have flooded the market. And they keep coming because people are still looking for consistent and sustainable answers to the problem! There is only one tea tree oil-based product that truly solves the issues: GVX Pro.
Tea Tree Oil…
Is imported from – and sustainably harvested in – Australia.
Only the highest quality pharmaceutical-grade is used in GVX
When used in combination with the patented formulation of GVX Pro, eliminates all organic odors and stains, including urine, vomit, feces, blood and other bodily fluids
Has unique characteristics, which in combination with GVX’s proprietary formulation, completely and permanently removes all uric acid crystals from treated areas
Is recognized and classified by the FDA as a natural biocidal agent – sanitizer, fungicide and virucide
At 2% concentration has been shown to kill MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). GVX contains approximately 1% concentration tea tree oil.
Leaves no sticky residue like enzymes: simply spray the area to be treated, agitate it into the contaminated surface – then vacuum once the area is dry
Enzyme cleaners can never be the answer:
Enzymes are engineered to feed off waste produced by the bacteria surrounding uric acid
Once the fuel source for the enzyme is gone (the bacteria’s waste), they’re designed to die off
Enzymes cannot effectively remove residual uric acid crystals
Because enzymes cannot remove uric acid crystals, changes in temperature and humidity create new bacterial growth around the uric acid crystals and thus spawn new odors
Enzyme cleaners leave a sticky residue; their physical/chemical characteristics require thorough and dramatic rinsing to prevent the “cleaned” spot from attracting new soil
The GVX Difference
Anyone responsible for the interior spaces we live in laments those times when a client, patient or family member has “an accident,” especially when it happens in locations where everyone can see and smell it. Like most of us, you’ve likely tried all the supposed “guaranteed” remedies that rely on enzymes or “engineered bacteria” to remove the odor and stain. Typically, you find those products may help for a while, yet the odor and stain nearly always return. In fact, unless you thoroughly rinse and re-rinse, enzyme cleaners leave a residue that causes your carpet or fabric to resoil even more quickly!
Finally, there is a new and better way to decisively and permanently eliminate odors (and stains!) resulting from urine, feces, vomit or any other organic-based contaminant! GVX Carpet & Upholstery Deodorizer/Stain Remover is a revolutionary, game-changing solution. Originally developed in Australia, GVX has been tested extensively in the US. Expanding on its success removing odors and stains from all surfaces in Australian living environments, rigorous testing in US hospitals and nursing homes against relentless urine odors has placed this tea tree oil cleaner – and thus GVX – at the top of the list.
In the past, eradicating urine or fecal odors would have likely included one or more of the following:
- Clean the contaminated spot with a good quality detergent and disinfectant
- Use a urine deodorizer with enzymes or “engineered bacteria”
- Use disinfectant deodorizer
- Mask the odor with “something that smells nice”
In the late 1990s, consulting firm SCS Associates (of Cochranville, PA) used these techniques as they sought to understand the chemistry and microbiology associated with odor production and sources – particularly with urine (both human and non-human). Despite following all the recommended cleaning processes for industry-standard cleaning and disinfecting protocols, the odor(s) were sometimes eliminated for several days, but always returned. They made some important discoveries:
1. It’s all about uric acid! Uric acid crystals and other organic salts are the primary sources of urine odor problems, as they attract moisture and support bacterial proliferation.
2. The actual odors we know and hate are created by the off gassing (metabolic byproducts) of bacteria and enzymes.
3. Detergents, disinfectants, or enzyme formulas cannot effectively remove these microscopic odor factories.
4. Routine mopping with disinfectant does not halt bacterial activity since the disinfectants require an impractical 10
minutes’ contact time to be effective.
5. Enzyme treatments are effective only for a short time. The enzymes feed on the available bacteria, then die off.
Since enzymes cannot remove the uric acid crystals, which form the prime environment for bacteria and thus the
source of the odors, the bacteria soon return, bringing once again those disruptive, undesirable scents.
6. Finally, testing revealed the true source of urine contamination (the uric acid crystals!) isn’t always where you think it
is; that is, it isn’t just what you can see on the floor. The best way to see the actual source of contamination is to use
a long-wave black light (365nM). Under this light (in a darkened room), the uric acid crystals fluoresce brightly.
- The answer: eliminate the uric acid crystals. Eliminate the source of the odor and you’ve permanently eliminated the odor and any chance of recurrence.
Fortunately, now with GVX Carpet & Upholstery Deodorizer/Stain Remover, you can do just that by tapping into Australia’s long history of tea tree oil effectiveness. GVX, a unique blend of natural biocidally active oils is 100% biodegradable and safe for people, pets and the planet. A powerful sanitizer, fungicide and cleaner, GVX dries to a fine powder that can be vacuumed away completely, carrying with it the uric acid crystals, along with any residual soiling. The end result is that the uric acid crystals – or any other smells from biological decay – are gone; stains are gone and odors are gone.