Meet Our Company

Protecting Kitchens From Fire For Over 40 Years

Since 1978, APEX Hood Cleaning has served industrial and commercial kitchens across the Pacific Northwest. Our well-trained, certified, and experienced technicians have cleaned hoods in some of the busiest kitchens in Seattle, Olympia, Tacoma, Bend, Spokane, Portland, Lynnwood, Bellevue, Kennewick and across Washington State. Now with consistent professional work, APEX has expanded its borders in Idaho, Oregon, and Northern California and built up a loyal customer base that includes Red Robin, Best Western, Burger King, the US Military, and many other American institutions.

Proudly Serving the Pacific Northwest

We believe a company is only as strong as the people they hire, which is why APEX Hood Cleaning is dedicated to staffing our company with only the best technicians and helpful customer service personnel. Contact us and say hello to some of the key figures in the APEX Hood Cleaning family.

Craig & Melissa Apex Hood Cleaning

Craig, President, Owner
Melissa, Vice President, Owner

Heidi Apex Hood Cleaning

Heidi, Human Resources

Brenna - Accounts Receivable

Brenna, Accounts Receivable

David Apex Hood Cleaning

David, Vice President, Operations

Apex Hood Cleaning Team

Our History

APEX Hood Cleaning was founded in 1978. Craig and Melissa Wood were inspired to purchase the company in 2007 when they witnessed a shortage of customer service professionalism in the fire prevention industry. Originally, the company operated under the name Exhaust Masters, before rebranding as APEX Hood Cleaning in 2012.

What started as a small, one-truck business has now grown to include branches in Olympia, Tacoma, Portland, and Bend. This enables our team to proudly provide hood cleaning services throughout the Pacific Northwest.

While our company has grown a lot over the last 40+ years, we’ve always stayed faithful to our small-town roots and the industries that we serve. This means our customers can expect straightforward communication, transparent service, friendly staff, and unparalleled dedication to quality hood cleaning.