The SafeHandles Story

From a dream to reality…

SafeHandles™ was created to provide a passive, non-invasive, replaceable, and affordable handle covers that maintains cleanliness and durability. These custom-fit heat shrink sleeves and adhesive tapes create a durable film in high traffic and common-use areas to provide a cleaner handle.SafeHandles™ film incorporates an EPA-registered pesticide to inhibit the growth of certain microbes that may affect the product. The silver technology in SafeHandles film works continuously to protect the product from damaging bacteria and fungi to ensure the product is clean and durable. 

SafeHandles are the ideal way to supplement your standard hygiene procedures. SafeHandles™ has designed an installation steamer that was created to give the user a consistent, clean and fast installation. The Steamer has been designed with the end user in mind. The steamer has an easy-grip handle, 4foot hose and a 16foot cord. It is also available in 100v, 120v and 200v plug. Please see our products page for additional information on this product.

For a complete hygiene program, SafeHandles can be used together with PURE Hard Surface, an EPA-registered sanitizing solution. Our society has placed an extremely high importance on the need for personal hand hygiene. Improper Hand Hygiene accounts for approximately 78% of commonly transmitted diseases, including MRSA. We all see headlines cautioning against the spread of the Human Coronavirus, Norovirus, Salmonella and other debilitating diseases; many a result of deficient hand sanitation and poor personal hygiene. PURE Hard Surface is safe for use on most hard non-porous surfaces and provides fast acting efficacy against a broad-spectrum of bacteria, fungus, and viruses.

Our Core Team

Steven M. Strombeck


Mr. Strombeck attended Humboldt State University for two years then transferred to Sacramento State University, graduating in 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management. He obtained his Contractors License in 1982 and has worked since that time as a developer/contractor. Mr. Strombeck is a licensed contractor and is the President of Strombeck Construction and owner of Strombeck Properties.

Mr. Strombeck currently serves on the Salvation Army Board of Directors and was appointed by the mayor to sit on the Board of Appeals for the City of Eureka where he has served for the past 10 years. Mr. Strombeck is active in his church and is currently the Chairman of the Board for Redwood Teen Challenge located in Eureka. Mr. Strombeck and his wife Tina reside in Eureka and have four children.

John Bergenske

Product Manager

Mr. Bergenske holds degrees in Industrial Technology with a management emphasis and business minor from California State University – Humboldt. Additionally he holds a Business Professionals Certification from the Aji Network’s 2-year intensive private program focusing on business philosophy, leadership, management, organization, structure and sales. He has completed numerous program and project management courses, which has been a career long passion.


Mr. Bergenske has successfully held ownership, executive, management and performance  roles in product and service, land development and construction as well as professional consulting industries.

  • Yakima Products
  • WaterMark Sports Group
  • DANCO Group of Companies
  • LACO Associates Consulting Design and Engineering
  • Program Manager of the ASCE North Coast Chapter’s 2011 Project of the Year – Tish Non Village
  • Consumer product development programs with capital budgets of $750,000/$18+ million in annual sales
  • Land development, infrastructure, design and engineering projects up to $49 million
  • Construction of hospitality structures up to $20 million, commercial/light industry projects up to $7 million and public works facilities up to $5 million.