Nick founded Pro Quality Cleaning in 2009. He holds a B.S. in Economics from Penn State University where he also completed their Army R.O.T.C. program. Upon graduating in 2002, he served five years in the Army as an Infantry Officer with the 101st Airborne Division and deployed twice to Iraq in leadership positions. He earned numerous Infantry awards and decorations during his time in the Army.
After receiving an Honorable Discharge from the Army in 2007, he worked in corporate management and sales for two years before helping his mom with her cleaning company and discovered what he was passionate about: starting a business in the cleaning & janitorial industry. He then started Pro Quality Cleaning from the ground up and worked two years as the company’s sole janitor and employee. He worked tirelessly around the clock as he cleaned offices at night, conducted marketing and sales during the day, and learned every level of the industry.
Nick is a strong advocate of business education among today’s youth and is a volunteer with the Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) and Junior Achievement, where he helps to educate young people about working hard and running a business. He currently resides in the Harrisburg area with his wife and three daughters.
His passion for business and the cleaning industry is second to none. He is a true janitorial and franchise industry professional and has earned the following industry designations, including the top individual certifications available in both the cleaning and franchising industries:
- Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) with the International Franchise Association
- Certified Building Service Executive (CBSE) from the BSCAI
- Registered Building Service Manager (RBSM) from the BSCAI
- Carpet Cleaning Technician (CCT) from the IICRC
- Floor Care Technician (FCT) from the IICRC
- ISSA CIMS Expert (I.C.E.) from the ISSA
Don is a seasoned businessman and franchise executive. He spent 23 years in various executive positions with Fortune 500 companies both in the United States and Japan. Don stepped out of corporate America in 2000 and has since gained experience owning franchises, other small businesses, and in real estate. A large part of his franchise experience was spent doing career coaching – helping people make the right decision for themselves about owning a business of their own. He’ll be a great asset to anyone considering Pro Quality Cleaning as their next career step. He also brings a wealth of overall and life expertise to our growing franchise operations.