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MBJ, Victor Turnquest, No Streaks

Good Clean Business

No Streaks Handles all Window Jobs

October 2016
By David Zaslawsky 
Photography by Robert Fouts

No Streaks Window Cleaning Service has had a small commercial customer for years and the business is a mom-and-pop doughnut shop.

The job is so small it takes just a few minutes to clean the window panes in the front door. The charge is $10. That also explains the company’s slogan: “No job too big, no job too tall.”

The business began in 2008, but was a side job for owner Victor Turnquest, who was working full-time as a drug counselor. He said he served about 10 to 12 accounts. Then two years ago, he became full-time owner/operator and now the business has grown to 100-plus accounts, including 70 to 75 commercial accounts.

“Right now we are considered a home-based business,” Turnquest said, but he hopes to change that. He is looking for a small warehouse, where he can park his van overnight and store ladders and supplies. “I’m tired of having it at the house.”

In addition to warehouse space, Turnquest would like to add a second van and crew, which includes a working driver. For larger jobs such as cleaning the windows at the Alabama State University Acadome, he brings in contract workers. That job pays $3,000. He also cleans the windows for three other ASU buildings on campus. His company cleans windows for the Alabama State Bar headquarters on Dexter Avenue.

He credits networking with increasing his business, but he couples that with meeting tenants after construction clean-ups. It definitely gives him an advantage. That is how he added the account of Wharf Seafood at the Perry Hill Crossing complex and he picked up a restaurant in Tallassee that Wharf Seafood owns. The company services Prattville, Millbrook and Wetumpka as well.

Turnquest has added jobs working with Orlando Cannon, owner of Cannon Janitorial Services. The two companies worked on The Morgan at EastChase apartment complex and the Perry Hill Crossing complex.

Although residential is a much smaller part of his business, Turnquest said, “Before we even get started we get a feel for the customer. We get to know their dog’s name. I may send a birthday card to the customer.

“We are friendly, courteous, always on time and give free estimates. We treat all the customers the same way.”

They wear covers over their shoes to avoid tracking dirt in a customer’s house. They clean the screens and tracks. “We do a real detailed clean on the windows,” he said.

He has big plans for No Streaks. After doubling his sales since joining the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce last year, Turnquest would like to have at least five vans and five crews in five years so he can oversee the operation; have a secretary; and a site to train employees.

Number of employees:
3

Years in business:
8

Phone number:
(334) 201-6940

41 Commerce Street, P.O. Box 79, Montgomery, Alabama 36101   Tel: 334.834.5200   Fax: 334.265.4745   Sitemap