Three years ago, Joe Weyant of Bedford made an investment that he someday hopes to pass onto his children.
Weyant had purchased clientele and equipment from a couple who were retiring and with his wife, Erin, formed Commercially Clean Janitorial Services. “We just went and developed from there. We’ve grown quite a bit,” he said.
He said that he had been in business for about 20-years doing lawn care work before recently switching to exclusively janitorial work.
Commercially Clean Janitorial Services offers commercial and residential cleaning.
The business, which is made up of Weyant, one full-time employee and three part-time employees, does janitorial services for commercial clients, window cleaning services, hard floors and carpet work.
Weyant said the business recently purchased a new carpet cleaning system that uses a dry clean where carpets are dry within several hours.
“Around here its very popular, you can be back in your home within hours not days,” he said.
Weyant said what sets his business apart is the attention to detail.
“I train my employees very deeply on details,” he said. “We look at industrial cleaning like we’re cleaning your house.”
He said that Dan McGowan is one of his employees who works hard and pays attention to detail.
Weyant said that the business is growing all the time.
“We’re three times the size we were when we bought the equipment,” he said.
Weyant said for the future, he hopes to keep the positive growth and to sustain contracts for years to come.
He added that he would like the business to remain profitable so that he could some day pass the business down to his sons, Parker, 9, and Crosby, 4. Weyant said that Parker already helps him with small jobs during the summer.
“We are definitely a family-owned business,” Weyant said. “I definitely want our boys to have something if they want to do that.”
Story by Katie Smolen, The Bedford Gazette