Ervin and Christopher Young, along with their wives Samantha and
Jacqueline, purchased their Alexandria, LA based franchise in
business, brothers Ervin and Christopher Young, along with their
wives Samantha and Jacqueline, purchased their Alexandria, LA
based franchise in 2007. The Young’s father, Marvin, taught his
boys how to clean businesses as young men and laid the foundation
for the two to become successful in a business of their own.
According to Ervin, their father taught them early on that in
order to feed your family, you have to earn a living. So each day
after sports practice, the brothers would meet their dad to help
him get his janitorial business finished for the night. In fact,
it was their father who recommended the Jani-King opportunity to
the aspiring entrepreneurs.
“We already knew how to clean,” said Ervin. “But with Jani-King,
we receive support from the Alexandria office which helps to get
accounts, bid and also access equipment.” When they first started
their Jani King business, the brothers and their wives did all of
the cleaning themselves. Today, they have eight employees helping
them clean a total of 28 buildings managed by the franchise. With
so many buildings, the family manages their time wisely and Ervin
is now able to put in more time overseeing the franchise now that
he’s retired from his previous job.
“We decided early on that the key for us to be successful was to
satisfy whatever cleaning need the customer asked for and to make
them happy when thinking about their building,” said Ervin.
“Also, the life lessons received from our father makes us a
success in the cleaning business.”
According to Walter Arceneaux, Regional Director for Jani-King of
Alexandria the Young’s are all fantastic ambassadors for Jani
King. “They always have a smile on their faces and love what they
do, and it shows,” said Arceneaux. “The family recently signed
five bank locations in neighboring towns and it wasn’t a surprise
for us to learn that the reason the customer turned to the
Young’s was because their father is the custodian for the main
branch in Marksville.”
“We’ll get that one too, if ever dad retires,” said Ervin.