About Our Team

CitruSolution of Athens is locally owned and operated by Ryan McDonald. Ryan grew up in Marietta, Ga and graduated from The University of Georgia in 2002. After graduation, he decided to sell his car and buy a one way ticket to live on St. Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands where he lived for 5 exciting years. Upon returning back to the mainland he had brief stints in Chicago, Vail, and Denver, Colorado. After being away from friends and family for nearly 10 years Ryan was looking for an opportunity to return back to Georgia.

Ryan learned about CitruSolution from his father, who has been using CitruSolution in his home and investment properties for the last 20 years. When Ryan spoke with the founder of CitruSolution and various other franchise owners he was extremely impressed by not only the exclusive process CitruSolution uses but also by the high level of ethics under which each owner operates. As franchise owners they aim to be more to their community than the service they provide. Upon learning that the Athens area franchise was available, Ryan was sold and operations began in October of 2009. After less than 2 years in business CitruSolution of Athens was awarded the best carpet cleaning company by the Athens Banner-Herald Readers Choice Awards.

Ryan loves living and working in the Athens community. When he’s not working he spends his time with his wife Lindsey and their beautiful daughter Andie born in 2019. In his free time, you’ll find him cheering on his beloved Georgia Bulldogs or on the golf course pursuing his other passion.

Ryan McDonald, Owner