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Ace Surface Maintenance Inc. – An Interview with Ira Schwartz

Ace Surface Maintenance Inc. – An Interview with Ira Schwartz

Ace Surface Maintenance is a company with a big heart. In this interview with the owner, Ira Schwartz, you’ll see just how he started his company on a whim over 30 years ago. His adventures over the years and his dedication to his brand are what makes Ace exactly what is it. An award-winning company […]

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An Interview with Jim Dodson, Mid-State Industrial

An Interview with Jim Dodson, Mid-State Industrial

How did your company get its start? Mid-State Industrial Service, Inc. was purchased by my parents in 1970. At the time it consisted of one Tymco 300 sweeper and several Waynes, a tenant, and American Lincoln ride-on sweepers. There were my parents and two employees. The billing office was at the kitchen table. Within a […]

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BZ & Son’s Sweeping and Washing Inc., An Interview with Bob Stumpf

BZ & Son’s Sweeping and Washing Inc., An Interview with Bob Stumpf

How did your company begin? My dad started in 1986, working for a gentleman that got into it by accident. I was 25 years old and in the Navy at the time. His health was starting to fail in the later part of his life and I was overseas in Spain at the time. He […]

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CAM South Sweeping- An Interview with Andy Coolidge

CAM South Sweeping- An Interview with Andy Coolidge

How did your journey with CAM South begin? CAM South originally started in 2007. I acquired the operating assets in May of 2014, which included 1 1/2 cabover sweepers. Both were very old, one required a new chassis engine (that’s the 1/2 unit), and neither were regularly serviced. If I wasn’t so eager to build […]

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Clean Sweep Property Services Arizona

Clean Sweep Property Services Arizona

An Interview With ARTHUR WELLS LEGER, PRESIDENT and CEO How did your company begin and what areas do you serve? With $400.00 and perseverance. We are headquartered in Arizona and serve mainly the Phoenix, Scottsdale, and entire Maricopa County area. We also go into New Mexico, Texas, and California for some contracts that we have. […]

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CROWN SWEEPING An Interview With Paul Murphy

CROWN SWEEPING An Interview With Paul Murphy

How did your company start out in the sweeping industry? I was 15 years old and the youngest of seven kids in 1970, when my dad suggested that the Murphy kids should buy a small sweeping business. At a price-point of 6:1 (6 x monthly gross), we purchased a list of accounts that included Alpha […]

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SoCal Property Services An Interview with John Agamalian

SoCal Property Services An Interview with John Agamalian

How and when did your company start? I was in the waste and recycling business before and I had an individual who wanted to start a sweeping company, so I invested and thought it would be a good add on. It’s the same decision maker in most cases for commercial buildings. This went on for […]

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All Star Property Services, Interview With Owner Pat McMahon

All Star Property Services, Interview With Owner Pat McMahon

How did your company All Star Property Services start out? Our company was started in 2002 by an entrepreneur working out of his home. He purchased a new Tymco 210 and then sold during the day and swept at night. He built what I would call a very successful “lifestyle” business. Why did you get […]

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C & M Parking Lot Sweepers LLC, Interview With Chris Griffin

C & M Parking Lot Sweepers LLC, Interview With Chris Griffin

You are new to the sweeping industry. How did you get the idea to start your company? Not that long ago really. We’re pretty new in the business. I started off as an investigator, and I also own another business, which is an inflatables company. I was at a chamber meeting to discuss the town […]

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Interview With Cheryl Monroe CEO of Sweep Masters

Interview With Cheryl Monroe CEO of Sweep Masters

How did your company start out? Speak a little bit about who founded your company. Don Odom started Sweep Masters in 1996; I came along in 2003. I began working in the office, and eventually learned the business as time went on. I became a partner in 2005, right before hurricane Katrina. After that storm, […]

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