Years ago, when my son was young, I noticed that I was missing his daytime field trips and school activities. There was no flex time back then so my limited days off were used for his doctor's appointments or trips to the dentist. One day I decided that I needed a more flexible work schedule. I vowed not to miss any other activities.
My Mom circa 1977
A family business
I love to clean! When I was young, my Mom would make cleaning fun. On Saturday mornings she would crank up the music. The smell of fresh lilac, breakfast, and murphy’s oil soap would mix in the air and we would get to work. We would sing and mimic dance moves from The Supremes or Jackson 5 while we cleaned the nooks and crannies of our home. Even now, when I hear Marvin Gaye & Tammy Terrell, I smile. Our house didn’t just look clean, it felt clean.
Years later, when my son entered kindergarten, I realized that I wanted to be a stay at home Mom. I wanted to go on my son's field trips, be a parent volunteer, and his cub scout leader. 2 years later I left my job and turned to cleaning as a source of income. Initially I worked for a friend’s company but I needed more consistency so I decided to create my own.
I have a great idea!
Eventually one property became three, then four, and more. In Jan. 2000, our accountant advised my husband Gene to quit his retail management job and work full-time in Corporate Cleaning. In 2001, we were invited to clean our 1st multi-family housing construction project - Easton Commons. Our small crew became larger year after year. We currently employ 30+ people with dynamic family duos. Our team is family based, multi-generational, and full of cleaning champions.
Our cleaning champions go through the CCI Process. It is a multi-step S.O.P. (Standard Operating Procedures) training to ensure consistency and high quality standards. We are the best at what we do!
Our Cleaning Champions
In Nov. 1997 Corporate Cleaning was born. My very first client was Olentangy Commons. It had 800+ units and a 2 story clubhouse on 26 acres. I learned how to clean quickly and efficiently. Cleaning at home was different than cleaning commercially. I had to study labels, ready trade manuals, and determine the proper process. Back then we had one car. I would take our son to school, my husband to work, clean vacant apartments..... pick up our son, cook dinner, and then pick up my husband. We would repeat this schedule M- F.
Our business continues to grow because of the relationships we build with our customers. We thrive on listening. Currently we work with 14 construction companies, 30+ luxury apartment communities, and 52+ commercial real estate spaces, model homes, offices, churches, and residential buildings. Our jobs range in size from 400 SF to 512,000 SF. We complete "once and done" jobs as well as multi-year projects. We provide services throughout the Metropolitan Columbus area and specialty projects throughout the state of Ohio. We grow with our customers.
-Written by Crystal Hughey, Founder & CEO