Maid Service Expert: Steve Hanson founder of The Janitorial Store and My House Cleaning Biz

March 3, 2021 in Business

Last Updated on August 10, 2023 by The ZenMaid Team

In 2002 Steve started Brainerd Lakes Cleaning and Supply, a commercial cleaning business, and a janitorial supply house. Both companies were started with Steve as the solo cleaner and build into successful cleaning companies that were sold to their competitors.

Steve and his wife Jean launched in 2005. The site continues to grow, with members in all 50 states and over 30 countries around the world. was launched in 2009. This website is exclusively for residential cleaning company owners. The sites help commercial and residential cleaning business owners Start, Grow and Scale their cleaning companies.

In 2011, Steve became an “ISSA Certification Expert” (I.C.E.) as it relates to the association’s Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) and Certification Program. In 2016, Steve became a “Certified Professional Trainer” (C.P.T.) by successfully completing Cleaning Management Institute’s Train the Trainer Certification Course and is a trainer for CMI’s Custodial Technician Certification Program and CMI Verified Training Program’s.

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Who should work with Steve Hanson?

Over the years Steve has coached many cleaning business owners to develop million-dollar cleaning companies. Today Steve’s focus is on providing their members and coaching clients with the best information, resources, and tools to Start, Grow and Scale their cleaning businesses. You can find out more on his website: My House Cleaning Biz.

You can also check out Steve’s YouTube Channel for the Janitorial Store.


Amar is the founder and CEO of ZenMaid Software, Inc. He started and ran Fast Friendly Spotless, a maid service in Orange County, CA. With the help of customized software to automate work he successfully operated the service in under 30 minutes per day. He created ZenMaid scheduling software to help other maid service owners do the same.

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