Start:ME Spotlight:

Helix Cleaning Services LLC

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Entrepreneur

Lawrence Johnson & Steven Coffie

Community

East Lake

What the business does

Residential and commercial cleaning and janitorial services

You guys have quite an effective partnership. What was the story of you guys going into business together and why are you two an effective pair?

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"We are an effective partnership because of our differences in personalities."

Helix Cleaning Services was launched in early 2017 because we were both tired of working in the corporate world so we started looking for a scalable business model that could be launched quickly and bootstrapped as we grew. Helix grew one client at a time as we placed customer service and quality control at the helm of the business. We quickly realized that word of mouth and neighborhood referrals were incredibly powerful and allowed us to grow quickly. We are an effective partnership because of our differences in personalities. Steven tends to be laid back and Lawrence is a great networker. We have divided responsibilities, Stephen manages AirBnB clients and Lawrence oversees commercial and residential clients. It has worked out great!

Lawrence, how has your military experience helped you at Helix?

"I believe that military leaders can make great entrepreneurs as my military leadership experience significantly contributed to my own abilities as a business owner."

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I believe that military leaders can make great entrepreneurs as own military leadership experience significantly contributed to my abilities as a business owner. Management experience from the military has certainly carried over to my business endeavors in Helix. Building systems and structure for Helix also derives from my military leadership experiences.

What are your 3 best tips for keeping homes clean?

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"Get an automatic vacuum (Roomba), stay organized, and clean as you go"

Our three tips for keeping a home clean are get an automatic vacuum (Roomba), stay organized, and clean as you go when you're cooking or preparing food in the kitchen or when you're using your bathroom. This certainly helps keep things looking clean! Recurring cleanings with a professional cleaning company will certainly help with keeping a home clean as the majority of our clients with Helix struggle with lack of one thing in particular: time!

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