Willie Jenkins Jr., owner of Freedom Janitorial Services, is a true example of the American dream. After serving active duty and reserve for 21 years in the United States Army, Jenkins struggled to find permanent employment. He found himself at a low point trying to support his family, after being laid off from a major contracting company and then turned down for other jobs because he was overqualified.
Jenkins sought guidance from his pastor, Dr. Mikel Brown, who is also the Founder and President of Dream Makers 99, a faith-based organization that provides business development assistance to aspiring entrepreneurs. Dr. Brown inspired Jenkins to create his own job by starting a cleaning service.
“I didn’t even own my first mop bucket,” said Jenkins. “I had to borrow that from someone else.”
Jenkins started his business by assisting the people in his church. The business continued to expand into what is now known as Freedom Janitorial Services. Freedom Janitorial... Read More