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More about Jim DuBois and how Squeegee Pros came to be...
(as quoted by an associate)

When Jim was 18-years-old, he moved from the farms of Indiana to the far more metropolitan area of NJ. Jim always had an entrepreneurial spirit and was determined to find something to do on his own and now that he was in NJ, opportunities began to present themselves. After a small handful of jobs, Jim found and landed a job working as a window washer. Applying his mid-western, military school, work ethic, Jim worked hard and learned everything he could about window washing. He worked for a company cleaning commercial storefronts and just one year later, Jim and a friend made the bold move to go on their own. Dun-Rite Window Cleaning was born. Six years later, still only 25, Jim sold his half of Dun-Rite Window Cleaning along with a customer base of over 600 commercial stores.

Then, as proof that sound business sense and practices will serve well in any venue, Jim became involved in a network marketing venture that ultimately grew to over 2,000 distributors in his network selling over $2,000,000 annually in products. Jim's strategic thinking drove yet another successful venture. Two ventures down and another big one ahead.

In 1996, Jim relocated to the Lake Norman area taking his time to fully investigate his options for what opportunity to tackle next. His options were open but undecided. He knew Charlotte was a growing metropolis and the right business venture could prove quite successful if pursued correctly. One day, while out shopping for a mattress on Independence Blvd. in Charlotte, Jim saw his future, and it was also his past. As he approached the mattress store, Jim noticed that the windows were dirty. Jim thought to himself, "Hmmm, if I can convince the owner of this store to hire me to clean his windows, I'll go back into the window cleaning business, if not, I'll try something else." It was literally a flip of a coin.

As luck would have it, the store owner said yes and a few days later after purchasing some window cleaning equipment, Jim showed up in a slightly less than conventional work vehicle, which was a gold late model Corvette, the back loaded with the necessary window cleaning equipment. So it was that day back in April of 1996, that Squeegee Pros was born and even in today's uncertain economy, the business has grown to serve three distinct markets: small commercial, residential, and low to mid rise buildings. And the next venture, #4, is licensing what he knows nationally to help others duplicate what he has done. With over 3,000 commercial on-going program clients; 8,000 residential clients and dozens of low to mid rise and new construction cleanup projects annually, one being Charlotte Douglas Int'l airport, is proof of his business acumen and attention to service, Jim still has that gleam in his eye - - looking for the opportunity to improve Squeegee Pros and leaving a legacy with those that choose to follow him.

Three of the keys to his success has been, 1) Always have a goal. A weekly goal, a monthly goal, and an annual goal with the dream always in mind. 2) Just don't quit. A famous quote from his friend and upline network marketing mogul Richard Kall in Jim's previous venture. Perseverance always pays off in the end. Keep swinging the bat, because you never know when you'll hit that home run. 3) Taking care of his best employees while treating his dedicated management team like gold. He has an amazing staff, some of whom have been with him since the early days. Why? "My motto is to find the right person that fits the right position. I'll even rotate employees through several jobs titles until the job fit is a good fit. If you have someone good, you figure out a way to keep them, and keep them happy." If you talk to Jim, you'll see that he is very proud of his management team and he will be the first to tell you that he could not have done 'this' without them. "They know who they are", he says. Jim doesn't believe in sitting back and waiting for innovation to come to him. This is a man with a mission. You will hear him say, "You can parachute me or any member of my leadership team in any city in the country and we can recreate what we have here in Charlotte." Jim is as passionate today as he was when he started the business more than 20 years ago.

And he is just as committed to community service. Jim and his staff has donated and cleaned the windows for the Ronald McDonald House in Charlotte, NC. News crews were on site as Squeegee Pros' talented technicians, with their red noses on (for the kids to see) cleaned all the windows inside and out of the 4 story building. "I never saw so many kids with smiling faces", Jim said. Jim and his organization also support Samaritan's Feet, Autism Awareness, and Pinky Swear Foundation.

Thus it is that the northern transplants continue to "pay it forward." Jim, the founder of Squeegee Pros, has not only held back the hands of the clock, he also moves forward one window at a time. 

Squeegee Pros FAQs

How Do You Clean Windows?

How to Clean Windows:

Every glass window needs cleaning to look good. This is not as easy a task as you may think. Following a few small steps, cleaning windows can be done without much effort and time.

1. The first thing to do when deciding to clean windows is to choose the time of day when visibility is best. Professional window cleaners typically choose early morning, or later in the afternoon when the sun is not directly on the glass you will be cleaning.  The sun will dry the glass fast and will most likely leave streaks. To avoid this risk, it is better to choose a cloudy day so that the sun cannot dry the cleaning agent.

2. Before you start cleaning the windows, it is necessary to clean the windows and openings first. A tip is to pass a brush with wide bristles between the cracks in the window to eliminate dust.

3. Divide into parts and start from top to bottom.

4. There are many specific products for window cleaning, but if you want to wash your windows like a pro, you will need a squeegee, and a mixture of dish soap and water.

5. Use a scrubbing cloth or window mop to get the soapy water all over the glass; scrub harder on the dirty spots. Now use the squeegee to gently pull all the soapy water off the glass.

This should leave the windows spot-free and looking great!

What is the best way to clean windows streak free?

It is a common desire to get your widows spotless.

Is it even possible to achieve this feat? Yes, it is possible to clean windows streak-free if you follow basic steps or with the help of professional window cleaners in your city. The prime tip for a clean window is avoiding using towels, rags, or paper towel glass cleaners. The reason is that these "cleaners" will simply move dirt around your glass and will show when the sun shines through your windows.

Using a spot-free water rinse, or a squeegee will give you the best odds for perfect results.  Spot-free window cleaning utilizes water that has had all the contaminates removed.  Scrubbing the glass, and then rinsing it off will remove any spots or smears and leave it sparkling.  Finally, rinse with pure water further to remove the remaining streaks.

This great information was provided to us from Travis with Professional Window Cleaning in Denver.

What is the Best Window Cleaning Solution?

When it comes to homemade window cleaning solutions, you can't beat ordinary household vinegar. It has an antibacterial, germ-killing acidity which works wonders on just about any surface, including windows. And it's all-natural and non-toxic, so it's perfectly safe to keep around the house.

For the best results, you'll need to create a mixture of white vinegar and warm water, then apply it to the window with a sponge. The amount of dirt that has accumulated on your windows will determine how strong your vinegar solution needs to be. On average, a 50-50 split should be fine, but if the window in question is particularly dirty, you could even try straight vinegar.

A frequent problem with homemade window cleaning solutions is the streaks they leave behind on the glass. With vinegar, that's not a problem. The great thing about vinegar is that it's cheap and easy to come by, while its effectiveness has been celebrated by home-care gurus the world over.

Professional window cleaners typically use a simple dish detergent such as Dawn liquid as their best window cleaning solution.  The key to this is the commercial squeegee that pulls off all the dirt from the glass and leaves it perfectly clean.

How Do You Clean High Windows?

When it comes to cleaning high windows, there are a few different approaches you can take. It all depends on just how high they are. If it's several stories up, for example, then you're going to need to invest in a ladder. But make sure you are taking all the relevant safety precautions when you set up, such as checking that its "feet" are completely flat against the ground. Uneven ground could throw you off balance and puts you at greater risk of an accident. It might even be worth shopping around for a ladder with non-slip feet. Also, you will need to check that the ground is firm- you don't want to run the risk of your ladder sinking in the mud.

Alternatively, if you don't have a head for heights, your best bet might be to use an extendable window cleaning pole that will allow you to reach upstairs windows without leaving ground. This is certainly a safer option, but of course it won't allow you to reach those really high spots.

Special thanks to Nick at Century Pyramid Building Maintenance for this information

Where do I Find the Best Commercial Window Cleaners?

Are you looking for exceptional commercial window cleaning services? We have got you covered.

Windows allow natural light into your commercial spaces for a pleasant and productive work environment. However, dust and dirt can discolor the windows, leading to an unpleasant look. Contact from hands can also leave behind unpleasant smudges on the windows. Luckily, our business is here to solve all your window cleaning problems. We offer commercial window cleaning services for Charlotte ,NC & Lake Norman, NC.
We can handle any job size!

Call us and see why we are North Carolina's highest rated professional window cleaning service!

What is the Best Way to Wash Windows?

Are you wondering what is the best way to wash windows?

The answer is somewhat comical, but serious: let someone else do it!

Whether you're a commercial business or residential home owner, cleaning windows is not only a hassle but a liability at that. Even if you go through the effort of finding ladders, cleaning solution, and other supplies, your windows will go right back to grimy and dirty in a flash.

The best way to wash windows is to hire an experienced professional window cleaning company who has the right equipment, experience, and expertise. This will eliminate any chance of damage to you or your home or business. The specialized tools and solutions used by window washing professionals mean that your windows will stay clearer, longer.

Skylights, hard-to-reach areas, and decorative glass are best handled by experienced pros. Your neighbors and customers will be amazed at the difference. Don't risk your health by climbing up a ladder and taking things into your own hands.

Window services are easily affordable and a great way to take a load off your shoulders--literally!

Poorman Window Cleaning  in Boise, Idaho  provided us this snippet of information.