Today we’d like to introduce you to Keona Mackell.
Hi Keona, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
In August 2017, I decided that I wanted to create an avenue of change for myself and others with my skin. Growing up, I assisted my grandmother with her cleaning business. I’ve always loved to clean as a child, even growing into adulthood.
I never saw myself as having my own business until I was older. After having difficulties securing a well-paying job, I decided to take the leap of faith and start my business. In the beginning, I settled for working a full-time job and giving my business the leftover.
As years passed, I realized just how much I was burning myself out so I decided to leave my full-time job in 2021, yes in the midst of the pandemic. The day that I walked away I walked with my head held high. I was a full-time business owner with goals and a dream. I hired others and began giving my business my all.
We currently service Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Severna Park, Severn, Odenton, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, and PG County. and parts of DC. This started as a dream but became a way for me to help others by giving them job opportunities with an actual livable wage.
This business is the avenue to creating change in our community. It’s the bridge to showing others that WE can do it!!
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
This road has been far from smooth. It’s been bumpy, and hilly, and even had to take some detours. The main struggle has been self. Thinking that maybe this dream is too big.
Maybe the dream is for someone else. Each day, I have to remind myself not to stand in my own way.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I am the owner of a residential and commercial cleaning business.
We specialize in deep cleanings, move-in/move-out cleaning, and organizing. We also specialize in commercial building cleaning such for office buildings, churches, rental offices, etc.
I am most proud of the effort myself and my team put in by paying attention to small details. Not only do we clean but we bring positive energy into your home or business. We bring great attitudes and spirits.
We leave knowing we did the best job possible.
Is there something surprising that you feel even people who know you might not know about?
I grew up in a family of 6 children. My mother wasn’t rich and we even struggled to eat some days but we made it work. The circumstances of my childhood didn’t stop me from doing something different with my future.
- Website: Www.Keonascleaning.net
- Instagram: @KeonasCleaning
- Facebook: Keona’s Cleaning and Janitorial Services