For almost 20 years A-1 Cleaning has been serving the residents and businesses of Humboldt County with their friendly smiles and professionalism. However, they were not always A-1 Cleaning Service, LLC.
The story begins with our CEO, William A. Hardwick. While attending Humboldt State University, he spent his free time making extra money at a cleaning business. He found that he did very well there, and he soon outgrew the business. His boss, seeing that Will had a talent for business and janitorial services, suggested that Will take up residential window washing. He put up an advertisement in the local newspaper for Will, and with that ‘Clear Light Window Washing’ was born.
Will soon decided that residential window washing was not enough for him, and he decided to expand his business by knocking on storefronts and asking business owners if they needed window washing services. During this time, Will also married his long time girlfriend, a wonderful woman by the name of Dianna, and gained a partner not only in his life, but in his business as well.
They got their very first janitorial contract with a local senior recourse center, and not long after the newly married couple merged ‘Clear Light Window Washing’ with their purchase of the ‘A-1’. This more than doubled their business, and the couple found themselves working long and hard, window washing by day, and working on their janitorial contracts by night. 16 hour shifts were nothing out of the ordinary for the hardworking pair. Not long after, the company experiences a few ‘firsts’. Dianna gets pregnant with her first child, and Will hires his first employee.
Since then, we have grown into a state of the art enterprise, offering top notch commercial maintenance services, floor maintenance services, as well as rental and move out clean-ups, and specializing in residential and commercial Steam Carpet Cleaning. Our uniformed professionals work as supervised units efficiently and in a timely manner. We are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration; and further certified for carpet cleaning by The Cleantrust. We use industry-leading products such as Spartan ProxyClean and Sur-Tec floor finishes. We pride ourselves in our high quality work, our integrity, and we are confident that we can provide the best services for your needs. So now you know a little about us, why not find out more by giving us a call.
“Without God, and my wife’s help I could never have succeeded in this business. I am thankful to have such great employees working by my side, helping me grow from just a kid with a squeegee to the CEO of a successful local business.”
-William A. Hardwick