Thanks for taking the time to learn more about us. This is really a story about two families and how their paths converged and are now headed in different directions. Jim and Donna Brooks lived in Central OH for the last two decades. After working for GE as a project manager focused on process improvement for 24 years Jim decided to retire and move to Florida with his family. In 2010 Jim and Donna opened All Florida Window Cleaning and worked incredibly hard to build the business from scratch always looking for ways to expand their offering and improve the quality of their services.
After about 2 years of operations Jim was asked to clean a customer’s roof and never looked back. He used his GE training to build Allied Roof Cleaning and continued to improve all aspects of the cleaning process. Today thanks to Jim’s devotion to improving quality and streamlining the equipment and system required to provide the service, Allied Roof Cleaning has grown into one of the market leaders.
Even as the business continued to grow and become highly successful Jim and Donna felt a calling from God to redirect their lives towards missions. The challenge was that they did know how to do it or what to do with the business.
After serving time in the Air Force after attending the Air Force Academy I spent 20 years working for Baxter and Cardinal Health running different companies focusing on customer facing businesses. The last 5 years I have been working in medium and small companies backed by private equity. I was frankly tired of building businesses and equity for other people and wanted to take my business skills to build a company based upon my beliefs and principles. I also wanted a business that my family and I could run together and possibly pass to my kids at some point down the road. I looked at everything from franchises to existing business in the Ft Myers areas before being introduced to Jim and Donna.
It was a natural fit from the beginning. Jim and Donna actually attend the same church and serve on the mission board with me and my brother. I had a chance to travel and work on the crews before buying the business from Jim and Donna in February of this year. It was wonderful and smooth transition that allowed us keep the employees and learn from Jim and Donna along the way.
With our new team, we developed the following core values to drive our behavior:
- Extraordinary Customer Service
- Financial Performance
- Community Investment
- Kingdom Focus
Our mission is become the premier exterior cleaning company in the SW Florida. Our service will be differentiated by our integrity, teamwork and commitment to provide an extraordinary customer experience for those we serve. Through our efforts and results we plan on investing in our employees, company, community and world to reflect our kingdom minded focus.
We have now been operating for 2.5 years as the owners and have grown the business 3 fold with the support of our customers and our employees. We are proud of what we have accomplished and can't wait to see what the future holds.