Clean Rite is a small cleaning company, family owned and operated since the 1980's. Established by Lee, a local Sheboygan man, Clean Rite was later sold to the Mahler Family. The Mahler's originate from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  In the early 80's, Karen Mahler, the companies owner, moved herself and her family to Sheboygan county. In 1996, Karen married her current husband, Richard. Rich actually worked for Lee, Clean Rites original owner, since the company first started.  Rich and Karen blended their families and found serenity in rural Manitowoc County.  In the late 90's Lee learned some devastating news; he was suffering from some form of cancer. Being very passionate about his business and not wanting its success to fade away,  Lee approached Rich and Karen about taking over the company. By 1998 the Mahler Family had bought Clean Rite. Since then, they have taken great pride in bringing quality, affordable, professional cleaning to their customers. Clean Rite has expanded their business, even past the tri-county area, providing cleaning services to local businesses and homes.  

Our Team

Get To Know Us!

Karen Mahler


Karen has owned and operated Clean Rite for almost 20 years.  She has taken her experience and applied it to this company, allowing it to become a success.  She is also a proud Mother and Grandmother to her children and grandchildren.  She has amazing business skills, but in her down time enjoys spending time with her family, is a die-hard Packer fan, is a passionate gardener, and loves preforming music as a pianist in her band!

Richard Mahler


Richard started working for Clean Rite in 1985, under its previous owner.  He now co-owns the company with his wife of over 20 years, Karen.  Richard enjoys his blended family and loves to spend time with his grandchildren. He also loves the outdoors, fishing, football, as well as, is a musician in a local band, along side his wife!

Sara Wilkens

Accounts Manager

Sara has been working for Clean Rite since 2006.  She is the daughter of Karen Mahler (owner), who she has learned the business aspects of the company from, with hands on experience.  Sara also attended the University of Wisconsin- Sheboygan, where she learned many other skills to help with the family business.  She enjoys most spending time with her large family, including her husband, son, and fur-babies.

Jennifer Sherman


Jennifer is the newest member of the Clean Rite team!  We are very happy to have her on board.  She is a mother to two beautiful girls.  In her spare time, Jennifer likes to relax, watch movies,  listen to music, and most importantly,  loves spending time with her family, friends, and pets.