Name: Nate Starkweather
Company: Clean Up Group Inc
Position: High Rise Foreman
Location: Naples Florida, New England , and Colorado
What type of business do you specialize in?
Residential and Commercial Cleaning
Do you offer any other services?
Waterproofing and Building Maintenance, Citra-Sheild biocide.
How many employees do you have? Do you like it that way?
30+ , Sometimes lol
How did you start your business?
I did not start the business. My Boss Joe Macomber started it.
What is your favorite piece of window cleaning equipment?
I have quite a few but I think its a tie between the Unger Green Microfiber Mops, 22″ Sorbo Squeegee, and the Blue Max Scrubber Mops <—dont know if they still make them but i have quite a few stashed away
Superhero window cleaning – Do you guys regularly clean in costumes?
We are starting to clean in costume whenever we get the chance. Depending on the seasons we might be dressed up as something else.
Can you tell us the story behind this picture?
Most of the people who see us work refer to us a spider man or superman etc. So we figured why not put on the outfit and make some kids, hospital staff, and people smile when there down on there luck.
What is the best new thing you’ve seen in the industry lately?
Well the Petzl Rig looks like it would be nice but i haven’t had the pleasure of using one yet, but other than that i would have to say the unger 0 handle. Genius invention and a great time saver
Do you utilize WFP in your business?
No not at the moment. Me and the Boss man have been thinking seriously about it though.
What is something you need help with to better serve your customers?
Really not anything. We keep our quality very high whether it’s a single story home or a 30 story highrise condo. Our main concern is the customer
What do you most like to do in your business?
Window Cleaning i love it
Least like to do?
Old Sealer removal not a very fun thing to do especially when people who don’t know what they are doing layer over and over old product.
What do you need to get your business where you want it to be?
I would just like for everything to go smooth everyday and not have problems but thats not ever gonna happen. lol
Whats the tallest building you have worked on?
Bank of America Center i think its 56 floors
Whats your favorite building to work on and why?
My favorite building would have to be Estancia in Bonita Bay it has a little bit of everything. Plate glass, some cut ups, build out with removable railings, rope exchange all the fun stuff to keep the day interesting.
What style of building to you dislike?
I dislike some of the older building that have overhangs with mansard roof and no were to tie too. Nothing like bringing weights up 2 flights of stairs. lol
How competitive is the marketing for high rise window cleaning?
Very do to the low prices of some of the other companies but our quality keeps us above the competition in the long run.