Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
11:42 pm EDT
Monday, May 23, 2022



Don Rixie enjoyed a distinguished career in the military. During his 26 years in the U.S. Army, he served as a special operations operator, completed multiple combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, performed 72 parachute jumps and received the Bronze Star. After retiring as lieutenant colonel, he was excited about returning to his native Lake County.

“I wanted my 11-year-old son to enjoy the wonderful experiences of being raised in Lake County that I did,” said Don, a 1979 graduate of Tavares High School. “It means something to be part of this community.”

Sixteen months ago, Don opened Veterans Carpet Care, a veteran-owned company in Leesburg that employs only veterans. His company specializes in upholstery and carpet cleaning, as well as carpet stretching.

“My goal is to grow within all Lake County communities so I can hire more veterans.”

Veterans Carpet Care
417 Oak Hammock Lane
Leesburg, FL 34748


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