Former Lansdale, Pennsylvania landscape architect and volunteer firefighter
Jim Dauphinee is continuing to serve his local community, now through
a new business opportunity with The Cleaning Authority.
Jim earned a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from State
University of New York College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry
and Syracuse University and then went on to pursue a career working in
civil engineering firms. In 2000, he received his Pennsylvania Landscape
Architecture registration and started his own company in landscape architecture
and design. When the economy crashed in 2008, the building industry took
a hard hit and Jim started working out of his home offering consulting
services to private clients and civil engineering firms. “This allowed
me to focus on my two children while my wife Andrea continued her career
in human resources,” Jim says.
Jim has also been a volunteer firefighter for over 20 years in the area.
“I got involved when I attended Syracuse University and ran with
the University ambulance,” he said. “I continued my passion
in helping others once I moved home by volunteering at the local fire
company. I held several officer positions while being a volunteer firefighter.
I am now semi-retired but still involved with local fire departments.”
Recently, Jim and his wife Andrea were looking for small business ownership
opportunities and connected with The Cleaning Authority through a FranNet
consultant. “I was impressed by The Cleaning Authority’s model,
which was superior to other concepts in almost every way,” Jim said.
“I also liked the simplicity of the service and scalability that’s
possible if customer acquisition and retention are executed properly.”
Jim felt The Cleaning Authority’s business model is a good fit and
is needed for the market. “The way The Cleaning Authority emphasizes
the local service aspect of the business makes us more understandable
and approachable to customers,” Jim said. “I feel there is
a good employee base in this area as well that will help my business to
Jim also wants to use his expertise to continue educating locals about
home fire safety through the business. “As we launch operations,
I’m working to put together a program that can spread homeowner
awareness about fire safety,” Jim said.
Jim and Andrea look forward to providing residential cleaning services
to people in the Lansdale area communities.