Rodney Collins Says Hard Work Pays Off

Posted on July 10, 2015

Rodney D, Collins, South Carolina Coast JAN-PRO Franchise Owner, believes that making sacrifices has been key to his success with JAN-PRO. He says, “Being a business owner requires dedication and commitment to succeed.”

Rodney’s previous career began with Boys & Girls Clubs in Greenville, Mississippi as a Program Director. He later became the Unit Director with Boys & Girls Clubs in New Orleans where he worked his way up to CEO in Charleston, South Carolina. After retiring from his 27-year career with the non-profit organization, Rodney decided to pursue a business of his own.

With JAN-PRO’s reputation, training, and support, Rodney saw the home-based franchise opportunity as a perfect solution to becoming a business owner. With his strong work ethic and leadership skills, Rodney committed to growing his business and endeavored to help others achieve their career goals along the way as well.

Ten years ago Rodney took the step to become a JAN-PRO business owner with an initial investment of $900 and the plan to work part-time. His plan paid off. Rodney’s first account provided more revenue than his initial down payment allowing him to quickly grow the business. With JAN-PRO’s professional guidance, he has grown the business to 15 team members and $18,000 in revenue per month over the last decade. He became the third owner who invested in a franchise.

To Rodney, owning a JAN-PRO franchise has been a personal investment well worth the time, effort, and money he has put forth. With hard work, he has built a successful business where he leads a dedicated cleaning team. Although it can be a challenge managing and motivating team members to achieve their professional goals, he would never ask any team member to do a task that he hasn’t done himself. His hands-on approach has gained him respect from his cleaning team, many of whom have been with him for over 8 years.

Between growing a business and managing people, he finds the biggest challenge with owning a JAN-PRO franchise is maintaining quality standards.

Rodney points out the keys to success:

  • You must have support from the franchise.
  • You must be dedicated, committed to what you are doing, and disciplined in what you do.
  • You must be willing to sacrifice.

“This is a business and you must be willing to sacrifice doing other things that you might like to do – like spending a day at the beach,” adds Rodney. “You must pay the price of taking care of your customer’s and not your personal preferences at times. It takes a special type of person to dedicate themselves to business ownership.”

He continues, “I’ve learned that cleaning is an art. Everyone’s approach to cleaning is different. I have expectations of every team member and can usually tell in one or two days if a new member is going to succeed.”

Rodney has always been more than willing to take the time and train new recruits. He knows what it takes to succeed in the commercial cleaning business with JAN-PRO, and he knows how to encourage people to perform at their best in this business too.