Our Story

We are Mike and Lori Casteel, from Nashville, Tennessee. We are music industry veterans of 30+ years and have been privileged to work with artists such as Sting, Aretha Franklin, Panic! At the Disco, Bruce Springsteen, Katy Perry, Amy Grant, and a host of others. We’ve worked on films such as In the Heights and The Greatest Showman, and on Broadway stages with Sting’s The Last Ship, and Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812. It’s been a rewarding journey and career that has taken us to Prague, London, New York, Los Angeles, and cities in between.

But that’s not why we’re here. We have two fantastic children, one of whom plays hockey. So we know the smell of success in hockey firsthand. One evening, with a group of friends, we were lamenting the smell of our son’s hockey bag and a friend from Canada said, “You need hockey laundry.” He proceeded to describe a service that cleaned his gear when he was a kid playing the sport he loved.

We began to research and realized we could help families like us. There’s no way to stop the sweat and moisture that collects on sports gear while in use. 


But left unchecked, it produces bacteria which lets us all know it’s there by the odor it produces. This bacteria can also be harmful, creating serious skin infections such as staph, impetigo, and even MRSA.

So we contacted the experts at Sani-Sport – makers of the machine used by 28 NHL and 18 NFL teams to sanitize professional gear – and we purchased a Sani-Sport Supreme. The Sani-Sport is clinically proven to eradicate 99.9% of harmful bacteria and viruses including staph, e-coli, and MRSA. We decided the best way to deliver this service was with a MOBILE service, so we purchased a vehicle to house our Sani-Sport.

And so, we’re super excited to embark on this journey and bring a new and much needed service to Middle Tennessee. TrŪVŌ Sports Laundry uses UV and Ozone to sanitize everything from helmets to pads to gloves to skates and cleats. And we will come to you – your home, school, or practice facility – to make it convenient to keep your athlete’s gear bacteria free, and help reduce the odor that occurs. We look forward to seeing you at the rink, or the field, and we will be cheering on your athletes as they play hard and play clean.

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