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NEW BUSINESS — Dawn Brown is the owner of Mz. Dawn’s First Class Commercial Cleaning Service. Based in Wellsburg and Mingo Junction, the new business has served manufacturing facilities, offices, retail establishments and funeral homes, among others.
— Warren Scott

WELLSBURG — The owner of a new commercial cleaning service said she takes a hands-on approach, often meeting with owners and managers of the variety of businesses she has served, to ensure they are satisfied with the job done by her and her staff.

“I like keeping things clean. It’s a passion of mine,” said Dawn Brown of Mz. Dawn’s First Class Commercial Cleaning Service.

Brown said she after working in residential cleaning for others for many years, she decided to start her own business focused on commercial cleaning.

She said since opening earlier this year, she has provided cleaning services to utility plants, manufacturing facilities, offices, retail businesses, funeral homes, banks, churches and others throughout the tri-state area.

Brown said she has undergone training, often for months, to provide cleaning in various settings and her business license includes endorsements for commercial/industrial janitorial services, medical cleaning, light maintenance and landscaping and lawn care.

She said with the exception of electrostatic equipment used to disinfect against COVID-19, she has relied on everyday household cleaners with which business owners can be comfortable.

Brown said good communication with clientele and attention to detail are key to success in the commercial cleaning business. She added she has drawn from past experience working in the natural gas and oil field, nursing homes and restaurants to serve businesses in those fields.

Brown said she hand picks each of her staff members, who all must undergo drug testing, to find the most reliable workers to serve her clients.

Brown said working with her secretary, Wendy Greathouse, she hopes to add food trucks to her enterprises.

She said the trucks could operate at community events or workplaces with many employees and possibly sell breakfast food as well as other fare.

In recent months, Brown has used her Facebook page to promote what she calls a Kindness Matters giveaway. She explained each month she hopes to aid a local resident in need by providing one-time cleaning or other services.

Brown said the service, which is not to exceed two hours, is intended “just to make someone’s day better.”

She said she’s experienced challenges in her own life and wants to help others, with a particular heart open for victims of domestic violence.

For information about Mz. Dawn’s First Class Commercial Cleaning, call (740) 275-7217.

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