In the 1990s, Steve Landis was a single dad working at UPS and not spending enough time with his kids. He quit his job and went through his savings to look for more family-friendly work.
One day, he saw a neighbor pressure-cleaning a sidewalk. A city boy, Landis said he had never seen a pressure cleaner before, but he loved how fresh it made everything look. He borrowed the machine to brighten his own walkway. Then a neighbor asked him to do hers.
Landis saw an opportunity. He rented a pressure cleaner from Home Depot and began knocking on doors with dirty sidewalks. People started asking for estimates for patios and driveways, and a business was born.
Landis founded People’s Choice Pressure Cleaning in 1999.
Landis asked the Miami Herald for a Small Business Makeover, and the Miami Herald brought in Broward SCORE. The SCORE tune-up team was led by David Harris, director of marketing, Greenway Golf Course Management.