Business Highlight: F&R Professional Cleaning, Inc.

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Partnering with businesses that value employees is one of the most important pieces of the puzzle here at employU. With F&R Professional Cleaning, Inc., we have certainly found a business that values each and every individual they hire. F&R Professional Cleaning, Inc. is a full-service cleaning company, providing services to both the commercial and residential market. They strive to provide the best service possible by building an organization of professional cleaning technicians who take an impressive approach to providing the highest quality of cleaning to every client, every time.

Like many industries, the professional cleaning field has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but in a way that brought an increased demand for services within a very short period of time. With this sudden spike in business, Renee Sharp was suddenly met with the task of finding more employees to add to her team, and quickly. “We were struggling to fill the positions with cleaning technicians,” explains Renee. After connecting with Barbara Markowski at employU, Renee’s staffing dilemma was solved. “We interviewed a couple of her clients and discovered that we had found a fit for several positions we were trying to fill. It was a chain reaction from there. Barbara passed my information along to her co-worker Katie who also had clients with employment needs. Katie introduced us to Cameo and Dena [on the employU team] and we have been able to fill almost every position I had available with employU clients.”

In just eight months, F&R Professional Cleaning, Inc. has hired sixteen employU clients. Clients like Keith who truly enjoy working at F&R Professional Cleaning Inc. “This is Keith’s first paying job and we have been overly impressed with his approach to work. He is dedicated, has a positive attitude, and deals with adversity in the workplace with ease. We are blessed to have him on our team.”

Not only have the clients been hired, but they remain successfully employed at F&R Professional Cleaning. “I decided to work with employU initially simply because it was a solution to our staffing problem. I have continued to work with them because I was so impressed with the dedication every job coach at employU gives their clients. They didn’t just send me staff and move on to the next client, they dedicated their time to ensuring the work success of everyone,” comments Renee. “employU not only cares about staffing the client but also the success of the business. They want to make sure the client is meeting the needs of the business and I can really appreciate that.”

employU Employment Services Area manager, Jan Saunders also has great things to say about working with Renee and F&R Professional Cleaning Inc., “We have found Renee to be not only kind and open to our clients but an absolute dream for my

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to work with.” While Renee applauds employU staff for going the extra mile for clients and businesses, she is doing the same for her employees. “Renee recently had an all staff meeting for her company and invited my [Employment Specialists] to attend the meeting with their clients in order to make sure that every client was able to get and understand all of the information that would be given. If that wasn’t enough, she then had a team building evening for her management staff and also invited the [Employment Specialists] as a thank you for all that they do to help find and train staff for her company…” Jan says.

It is clear that this partnership between F&R Professional Cleaning and employU was a perfect match. By working together, they gave clients the tools they need to be successful in their employment pursuits, leading to positive outcomes for all parties involved. Renee comments, “I absolutely enjoy working with employU and look forward to many successful job placement opportunities for their clients with our company. I have made new friends with their staff and cannot express in words how overjoyed I am the universe brought us together. Our company NEEDED their clients as much as their clients needed employment.”

For more information on how to become a business partner with employU visit https://employu.org/business-partners/