We interviewed Mohamed Mohamed to learn more about his longtime success as a Jani-King Franchise Owner in Ottawa. Here’s what Mohamed has to say…
When did you buy your Jani-King license?
I bought my Jani-King license on December 1, 2005. I just completed my 15-year renewal last month.
What made you interested in the Jani-King Franchise Model?
I like owning my own business, having employees and being able to make my own schedule. I owned a convenience store and my brother owned a Jani-King franchise. He was successful, so I sold my store and purchased a Jani-King franchise as well.
What are your favourite aspects of owning a Jani-King franchise?
Being my own boss, I get to make my own schedule. I have a family-like atmosphere with my customers and employees. My hard work is rewarded with increased income.
What are your favourite type of accounts/customers?
For years I focused on condominium and apartment cleaning. I have had several large condominium buildings as customers for over 10 years now and my team is very good at keeping these buildings clean. I work with property managers and building operators daily so we all stay on the same page. With support from the Regional Office, I have recently started some post-construction cleaning projects. I have a crew of employees who handle heavy duty construction cleaning and a crew that handles final cleaning. We also have equipment to do additional work on sites like floor finishing and window washing. I am really enjoying these kinds of jobs and hope to take on more in the future.
Any tips for success?
Always stay ahead of the game. I inspect all of my accounts regularly to make sure we never run into problems. On construction sites I talk to the foreman or project manager everyday so we are always ready for the next step and not running into issues or getting behind.