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Inspiring Conversations with Pierrelanda Francois of Essential Janitorial Solutions

Today we’d like to introduce you to Pierrelanda Francois. 

Hi Pierrelanda, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstories with our readers?
I started Essential Janitorial Solutions back in 2016, previously known as Landa Cleaning Services, to employ family members and help those in my community earn a fair wage and proper work treatment. EJS got to where it is today due to our strong perseverance, the quality of our work, and the fact that we started as a family-operated business, which prevented us from having a high turnover rate compared to others in the cleaning industry. 

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
Starting this business has not been easy. Being a woman, starting as a college student, and having an initial lack of industry knowledge, I had to learn quickly. We still face challenges as a company. For example, it is still challenging to get companies and business decision-makers to take me seriously due to my age. 

Thankfully, many of those doubts tend to be dismissed once we sit down with a decision-maker and start talking about what sets us apart from our competitors. 

Another challenge we faced and managed to get through was losing a considerable portion of our niche clientele due to the pandemic forcing us to rebrand. 

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
Essential Janitorial Solutions is a licensed and insured commercial cleaning company based in Tampa and provides the following services: Move In/Out Cleaning (Detail cleaning or your money back), Janitorial Services, Post Event Cleaning, Apartment Turnover & Airbnb Turnover. 

What matters most to you?
The most important thing to EJS is to improve our local community by helping businesses provide cleaner and healthier environments for their employees and customers alike. This of course would not be possible without the amazing staff that works diligently to leave our clients satisfied long term, and continue to help us grow.” 

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