It’s a dirty job, and Five Star Janitorial Services Inc. has enjoyed doing it for 30 years.
Whatever you do for a living, don’t do it with a lick and a promise.
The adage, a lick and a promise, means doing something with minimal effort.
Sean Dube, owner of Five Star Janitorial Services Inc. in Greater Sudbury, said his father taught him at a young age to do nothing in life with a lick and a promise. It’s a lesson he has built his business model around, and it seems like a winning attitude, as the company recently celebrated its 30th anniversary.
Five Star Janitorial Services Inc. celebrated its milestone anniversary on June 21.
Dube looked back over the past three decades, expressing gratitude to clients past and present for their business and loyalty.
“To be in business for 30 years is quite an accomplishment,” said Dube.
Thirty years ago, Dube started cleaning by washing windows.
He said he always wanted to work for himself and that one day he was driving and saw someone cleaning windows outside of a commercial building.
“I was like, ‘I’m pretty sure I can do this,’” he said.
That summer, Dube started cleaning the windows. Business was going well, then a family friend who owned a business hired Dube to clean the windows. It just started from there.
Today, Dube has a team of 15 people. Although window washing is no longer their priority, Five Star Janitorial Services Inc. is dedicated to cleaning commercial buildings, and business is going well, Dube said.
“We mainly do light commercial office cleaning,” he said. “That’s not to say we’ve had ups and downs, but we’ve been very consistent over the years with sales and customers, some of whom have been with us for 26 years. “
What sets Five Star apart from other commercial cleaners is the attention to detail.
“We are extremely detail-oriented,” said Dube. “It is my responsibility to ensure that our staff provide the quality service our customers expect from us, the quality service our customers deserve and want. “