Hey! I’m Stephanie Black from Whitecourt, Alberta, Canada. I feel like a million children, but a headcount revealed that I only have 4. I’m 30 years old and started my business three years ago. Previously I worked in the service industry, and I have a fancy piece of paper that says I’m also a certified Graphic Designer. I got into the business three years ago, when I came off maternity leave. I always knew I wanted to be my own boss, and the timing seemed right to jump in feet first. I’m so glad I did. I love the industry, the people, the clients, everything. My kids seem excited to get started in the industry in a few years. Being in a male-dominated industry has its… moments, but overall, the experience online with peers has been fun and insightful.
I find the Canadian market very similar to the American market, except we have way fewer storm windows (YAY). I don’t clean windows in the winter, as I don’t have a strong storefront route, and it’s PRETTY COLD HERE! I have added pressure washing and gutter cleaning to my services and started selling and installing Christmas lighting last year. Black’s Window Cleaning has one other employee right now, but I sometimes bribe my husband to come to spot me on a ladder or roof as well.
I live in a small community with about 10,000 people, so I don’t have very much competition for 200km (125m) in any direction. It’s different from the other cleaners I see in large urban markets, and I often count my blessings. It’s been good building up a clientele through word of mouth and Facebook advertising. By next year I plan to branch out to neighboring communities and get larger municipal and commercial jobs.
Whether I build this into a large company with several trucks or work my fingers to the bone with the beater truck in my driveway, I know I’m doing what I love and having a blast being my own boss.
Black’s Window Cleaning
Whitecourt, Alberta, Canada
Rock on it’s a great business to be in , I’m a window cleaner from Vermont and now split my time between Vermont and Florida giving myself year round work. been washing windows for 30 years and still love it today. Wouldn’t want to do anything else. Enjoy your life.
I started similar! Going to full time next season after 4 years! Quiting my Cush union job! Very excited! Great job!
Window Cleaning is a great Business, the profit is over 50% which very few are like that, and now with the Water Brush washing Filter System is Great, you can wash buildings, even Homes without using a Latter.
JD Cleaning Service.