Husband and wife duo Doug and Jennienne Burke are opening The Cleaning
Authority of Stamford together after many years spent building separate careers.
Doug moved to the United States from Jamaica in the 1980s to pursue the
American Dream. He spent much of his career in finance, but always considered
becoming his own boss through business ownership. Jennienne has worked
in public health for the past 10 years, and has recently been involved
in human service organizations focused on community engagement and children’s
The couple recently began actively exploring the franchising industry.
They initially thought the restaurant industry was a great fit for them,
but after working with a consultant, learned that The Cleaning Authority
was a better match.
“A franchise coach proposed the concept to us and when we met with
management, the company culture felt like it was a right fit, “Doug said.
The Burkes are eager to join The Cleaning Authority system and hope to
incorporate their enthusiasm for community outreach into the business.
Jennienne’s involvement as a member of the local board of education
will allow the couple to give back to local area residents through The
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