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Going National: A Look at 1-800-SWEEPER’s Past, Present, and Future

Going National: A Look at 1-800-SWEEPER’s Past, Present, and Future

Though 1-800-SWEEPER has become an industry giant, it wasn’t always that way. What started as an option to make it easier for regional customers to reach Progressive Sweeping has grown into a national organization that provides lead generation, support, education, and networking for other contractors in the power sweeping industry. But how did it grow […]

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Unique Approach: Manny Saxena’s Transit from Equity Funds to Contract Sweeping Services

Unique Approach: Manny Saxena’s Transit from Equity Funds to Contract Sweeping Services

Born in India and educated in the United States, Manvendra Saxena, or Manny as he prefers to be called, was working well at a private equity fund, Broadtree Partners, when the fund began looking at two family-owned and -operated sweeping services. Founded by Leonard Vella in 1958 at the very beginning of the sweeping industry, […]

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The Perfect Storm: How Jake’s Sweeping Tornados is Sweeping Up San Francisco Bay

The Perfect Storm: How Jake’s Sweeping Tornados is Sweeping Up San Francisco Bay

How does taking over a friend’s side hustle turned into a wildly successful business? Growing up in a family full of entrepreneurs, is it any wonder that Darren Estrada of Jake’s Sweeping Tornados had the entrepreneurial spirit at a young age? After selling a prior business, Mr. Estrada was looking for a new opportunity when […]

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Rising to Excellence: All Care Sweeping

Rising to Excellence: All Care Sweeping

With over 20 years of experience keeping parking lots clean in the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area, Charles Joseph has had his hands full building a solid sweeping company that has stood the test of time and will continue to see strong growth long into the future. Sweeping Growth Strategies At the center of All […]

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American Sweeping, Inc. – 37 Years Later

American Sweeping, Inc. – 37 Years Later

Gale Holsman, President, and CEO of American Companies Inc., of which American Sweeping is a subsidiary has an arguably unparalleled track record. He has built an extraordinary Midwest corporation, with financially powerful tentacles reaching into just about every known site services industry. American Companies has flourished for over three and a half decades since 1984, […]

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Armstrong Sweeping Inc., Denver CO

Armstrong Sweeping Inc., Denver CO

The Armstrong Sweeping company motto is “Our #1 goal: Getting the job done for our customers, no matter what it takes.” When we see one like that, we recognize that echelon of work ethic that elevates an industry. When a company is pledging to get it right “no matter what it takes,” you know there’s […]

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Lakeshore Recycling Systems, Chicago IL

Lakeshore Recycling Systems, Chicago IL

Lakeshore Recycling is a comprehensive waste management company, featuring 15 high-tech recycling centers throughout the Chicago metro area, greater Illinois, and Wisconsin. The company’s revenue channels include power sweeping services, rentals from its vast inventory of portable restrooms and related temporary facilities, and dumpster rental and servicing. Lakeshore delivers its various services to municipalities, school […]

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A Passion for Quality – SPS, Raynham MA

A Passion for Quality – SPS, Raynham MA

William Smith, Owner of Smith Property Services (SPS) has built an impressive commercial power sweeping business in just five short years and has continued to realize growth even during this past year of the global economic shutdown (2020). Smith’s company provides a wide range of essential commercial property maintenance and sweeping services. He attributes his […]

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Summit Sweeping and Services, Inc., Fort Wayne IN

Summit Sweeping and Services, Inc., Fort Wayne IN

Nearly 30 years ago, with no experience in the industry, Mike Oetting was motivated to start a construction power sweeping business. His challenges back then were unique from those we’ve heard about from other great entrepreneurs who each, like Oetting, have grown a thriving company starting with only a guy and a truck. From zero […]

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West Michigan Sweeper, Investment in People Pays Off Big

West Michigan Sweeper, Investment in People Pays Off Big

One of the most interesting and inspiring interviews featured in the Spotlight is this one, with Mathew Andrew, owner-operator of West Michigan Sweeper (WMS), based in Rockford Michigan, and serving the greater Grand Rapids area. NAS featured WMS in the Spotlight back in 2018 and was eager to have Matt Andrew share more about his […]

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