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Midwest Business Visionary Shares Insights

Midwest Business Visionary Shares Insights

Jason Barnes, business broker and owner of A-VAC Sweeping, in Knoxville TN, has taken one of the sweeping industry’s most challenging and exciting business models to yet a new level—the definitive one-stop shop for property maintenance services. And, he has implemented an intensive quality control model, a superbly simple proactive customer service model, and an […]

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Small Market, Big Success

Small Market, Big Success

This is a classic—the American success story of a local boy. Jim Camp founded his sweeper business in Little Rock in 1979. He had graduated in 1970, and after his years of military service, he had gone to work for his oldest brother, who had started a sweeping business. Jim bought a little sweeper of […]

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Elite Sweeping Company

Elite Sweeping Company

Consistent Strategy, Service and Branding Yield Steady Growth The Elite Sweeping Company, Inc., in Kansas City KS represents the American success story of a business that established itself and has sustained its long-term success on the same principles—a rare record of consistency over time in an industry in which trial and error down various experimental […]

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A. J. Scott- Dunimus Sweeping

A. J. Scott- Dunimus Sweeping

How did your company begin? Our company began as a janitorial business in 1994. We decided that this business would be the way to raise our six girls. We worked late evenings and we were able to be home with them during the day. Why did you get into the power sweeping industry? Our sweeping […]

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Crown’s & Curbs, Competing in the St. Louis Power Sweeping Market

Crown’s & Curbs, Competing in the St. Louis Power Sweeping Market

Ken Hohlt, Sr. is co-owner of Crown’s & Curbs, Inc. , one of the St. Louis’s area’s three major power sweeping service providers. Ken recently shared with NAS Magazine his experience in growing the Crown’s & Curbs business over time, engaged in the interesting competitive dynamics of the power sweeping market in the St. Louis […]

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Bailey’s  Sweeper Service

Bailey’s Sweeper Service

Bailey’s Sweeper Service is truly “service with a smile,” just like their website says. Their sales manager, Tony Sierra, was especially helpful in setting up this interview with the owner, John Bailey. They have been serving the Las Vegas area with exceptional sweeping services for almost 30 years. What started as a one-man operation in […]

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Ladybugs Parking Lot Sweeping Inc.

Ladybugs Parking Lot Sweeping Inc.

Don’t be confused by the adorable name, this is a sweeping company with real muscle behind them. They are owned in Louisiana by husband and wife team, Shelly and Darren. Family owned and operated since 2005, the duo purchased the business from a friend in hopes of making a better life for their two daughters. […]

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West Michigan Sweeper, An Interview with Mat Andrews

West Michigan Sweeper, An Interview with Mat Andrews

West Michigan’s premier and family owned sweeping company since 2003 is WMS. West Michigan Sweeper is owned by husband and wife team, Mat and Stephanie Andrews, who took over the company in 2014. They have continued a long standard of excellence in the Midwest through their top-notch sweeping business. Today we have a spotlight interview […]

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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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