The Groutsmith specializes in tile and grout cleaning, restoration, and repair. “Don’t replace it….restore it!” is their motto, and they stand by this with the expert ability to bring your tile surface back to life. All tile floor grout sealing is backed by a ten year warranty. With over 30 colors to choose from, The Groutsmith can restore your floor back to its original beauty—and you will be able to keep it that way with ease. Kevin Monismith is the owner of The Groutsmith in Lincoln.
How did you get started in the business? – I purchased The Groutsmith franchise in 2012. The learning process has been fun. Each job presents a unique challenge, and as we complete more and more jobs our experience is growing.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally? – Time management.
What has been your most important achievement professionally? – Starting my business has been an incredibly significant professional achievement, and officially made me a Vetrepreneur which is also very important to me. As a veteran and a business owner, I am a member of the National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA). My business is also listed on www.buyveteran.com, which is an excellent website devoted entirely to veteran-owned businesses. I proudly promote my 25 years of service in the Army/Nebraska National Guard along with my business. I served a combat tour in Afghanistan from 2007-2008 mentoring the Afghan National Police. I also have a BS in Criminal Justice from UNL, which is another accomplishment I take pride in.
Tell us a little about your family. – I have a daughter, Aisha, who is 12 years old. My parents and two brothers are all in Lincoln as well.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life? – Completing Warrant Officer Candidate School
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – If I had a day off I imagine I would like to relax around the house while cooking or grilling.
What are you the most proud of? – My daughter Aisha. She is absolutely amazing, beautiful and so smart.
If you could have a super power, what would it be? – Mind reading.
Which talent would you most like to have? – Vocal music talent!
What is your favorite book or the last good book you read? – The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein.
What is your favorite movie? – It is a tie between Stripes and Forrest Gump.
What is your favorite TV show? – Modern Family
What is your favorite local restaurant? – The Blue Orchid
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be? – Jerry Garcia.