Jobber rewards 30 home service contractors with $ 150,000

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wholesaler, a leading provider of home service management software, today announced the recipients of its $ 150,000 grant program, Boost by Jobber. Thirty small businesses were selected from thousands of applications and received funding ranging from US $ 1,500 to US $ 20,000.

“From seasoned entrepreneurs to those starting new careers in home care, all of our Boost by Jobber recipients are unique, but the incredible impact they have on their local communities is something they all share,” said said Sam Pillar, CEO and co-founder at Jobber. “Our team was truly inspired by the entrepreneurial stories and displays of resilience that were shared with us. Home service businesses are made up of amazing people and hometown heroes who deserve to have a spotlight on their work, their stories heard, and our continued support. This is our goal for the Boost by Jobber program.

Several industries represented

Grant recipients range from pre-business entrepreneurs to experienced homeowners and represent a variety of home service industries, including tree maintenance, lawn care and landscaping, plumbing, residential cleaning, HVAC, contracting, carpentry, pressure washing, and more. These funds will help support home care entrepreneurs who keep our homes and offices running smoothly, help their friends and neighbors build rewarding careers, and give back to the communities where they live and work.

The application process involved written and video submissions, followed by interviews with the Boost by Jobber jury. To select the recipients, Jobber individually assessed the applicants based on their contributions to the community, their leadership style, their business plans, and the overall impact the funding would have on their goals.

Gillingham wins first prize

The main grant of $ 20,000 was awarded to experienced entrepreneur Joseph Gillingham, founder of Heritage Tree Care. Gillingham started his business, a full-service tree maintenance company, 15 years ago and now employs 20 people during peak seasons. The company helped create interactive outdoor learning spaces for local schools and daycares by donating labor and reused wood chips, logs for seats and large building blocks. outdoor wooden boxes that children can play with, while still maintaining 5-star customer service. The company also supports a network of community gardens and participates in emergency response for urban animals requiring rescue at height.

“Receiving this Boost by Jobber grant is worth it,” said Joseph Gillingham. “As an entrepreneur I sometimes wonder if I am doing the right thing, because there is often a residual feeling of impostor syndrome despite the thousands of satisfied customers for many years. Being recognized in this way removes doubt. Thanks to Jobber, we can bring some of our dream business ideas to life. With this funding, we will not only grow the business and hire more expert team members, but we also plan to help subsidize tree planting for low-income daycares and community centers, creating thus a green heritage of shaded spaces throughout my city and beyond. “

New contractors Courtney and Burgess Heberer, owners of Santa Claus Exterior Cleaning, received a grant of $ 10,000. Courtney was a college music teacher and Burgess previously worked as a scientist developing infant formula and nutritional products for children. Santa’s Outdoor Cleanup donates 10% of the proceeds to children in need over the holidays, and also cleans and disinfects four local public school playgrounds at no cost.

“The Boost by Jobber grant was really needed,” said Burgess Heberer. “We’re at this point where we’re ready to take it to the next level and move our business from our garage to its own dedicated space. This grant will help us do that. It’s a big step forward⁠ and knowing that your hard work is being recognized by a partner like Jobber is great.

Courtney added, “We took a big risk in setting up this business, so it’s very reassuring. We can’t say enough good things about the Jobber team.

Below is the full list of this year’s 30 Boost by Jobber Grant Program recipients in North America:

Experienced business owners (3 years and over):

  • Joseph Gillingham, Heritage Tree Care Inc. (Toronto, ON)
  • Monique Olson and Erik Olson, Safe N Soft Carpet Cleaning (Boise, ID)
  • Amber Starling, Good Witch Cleaning Services LLC (Manhattan, KS)
  • Branden Sewell, Seal Pro Painting Inc. (Orlando, Florida)
  • Bryon Rocz, Father & Son Catering (Taylor, MI)
  • Kirk Brown, Kirk’s Lawn Care LLC (Limerick, PA)
  • Lauren Penner and Julie Penner, Unaffiliated Home Care Spas (Saskatoon, SK)
  • Chris Senger, Errol Palmer and Dane Findlay, Mow Town Edmonton Ltd. (Edmonton, AB)
  • Jessica Bilmer and Jonathan Alvernaz, Kitchen Makeover (Aldergrove, BC)
  • Dave Clauson, Cove Power (North Vancouver, BC)

New business owners (0-3 years):

  • Courtney Heberer and Burgess Heberer, Santa Claus Exterior Cleaning LLC (Santa Claus, IN)
  • Raquel Hughes and Aaron Kirkaldy, Sparkle & Sheen Organize and Cleaning Services Ltd. (Edmonton, AB)
  • Donny Mills, Liberty Village Plumbing (Toronto, ON)
  • Eric Kleynenberg, Alpha Repair and Renovation LLC (Caledonia, MI)
  • Meaghan McVicker, Green Clean Machine (Nipomo, CA)
  • Nolan Rinta and Taylor Rinta, T-Rex Rinks (Stillwater, MN)
  • Amy Morgan and Cody Morgan, Pit Stop Pool Service (Cypress, TX)
  • Bernard Jackson, BLE Management LLC (Fayetteville, North Carolina)
  • Alberto Herrera, Exin Car Detail (Tempe, AZ)
  • Riley Flatt and Brittany Flatt, Semper Fi Heating & Cooling (Malta, MT)

Almost Entrepreneurs (pre-business):

  • Kevin Long, Fall Creek Power Wash, LLC (Pendleton, IN)
  • Findley Wilson, Fin’s Custom Builds (Ohsweken, ON)
  • Crystal Bissell, Eco Food Gardens (Austin, Texas)
  • Jacob Micflikier and Alysha Murdoch, Seed Cleaning & Services LLC (Destin, Florida)
  • Ben Clark, CSRA Bin Cleaning (North Augusta, SC)

COVID-19 Assistance:

  • Lisa Sullivan and John Sullivan, Heather Ridge Contractors Inc. (North Riverside, Illinois)
  • Ana Lupu and Horea Lupu, FloorMaxx Inc. (Chicago, Illinois)
  • Paddy Treacy, Northern Lines (Toronto, ON)
  • Fatukanu Kabia, Diamond Janitorial Services (Anchorage, AK)
  • Adrienne Tutty, Calavo Landscape Inc. (El Cajon, CA)

To learn more about the Boost by Jobber recipients and their stories, and to watch for updates on next year’s program, visit https://www.boostbyjobber.com/

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