Spring is right around the corner, and for many, that means it’s time to get the house and office space clean. If you find the thought overwhelming, Crystal M. NeVille, chief operating officer of Christian Brothers Janitorial Service, wants you to know it can be done.
“One of my clichés is ‘dirt is our friend—at least on the business side of it,” said NeVille who started the janitorial company with her husband in July 2008. The company, which is located in Helena, offers a number of cleaning options for businesses, including office and medical facility cleaning; floor care, such as stripping and waxing, maintenance, and carpet cleaning; professional window cleaning; and post-construction cleaning for new construction. “To transform something from a dirty state to a clean, refreshing state is rewarding to me.”
NeVille encourages those looking to clean their homes this spring to break it down into small, manageable tasks and to multitask if possible.
“How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time,” she said. “Conquer one room at a time, turn some music on and look at it as a two-for-one—exercise and cleaning.”
NeVille believes just as you can use cleaning to help you get in better shape, she and her husband can also use their business to help others.
“My husband is a custodian by trade, and this is his dream to work for himself, doing what he knows best,” she said, “and my desire is to build this business to the point we can change the economic condition of others, including our children by building a business that is profitable and established to the point we can hire others to partner with us.
“You know the scripture that talks about the talents—that God gave one one talent, another two and another five? Well, the person with the one talent did nothing with it, and God called him a wicked servant. Ain’t nobody got time for that. I am striving to give it all I’ve got. I am a strong believer that God has need of us to use what He has given us to change lives in the marketplace and our communities.”