Prior to joining The Cleaning Authority in Baton Rouge, Reed spent five
years working as a sports journalist. While he enjoyed his time in this
career, the hours were long, and he ultimately realized that he wanted
more. After deciding to pursue a franchise, Reed discussed his interests
and qualifications with a franchise recruiter. Reed looked at several
options, but he knew that The Cleaning Authority was different right off
the bat. “Everything stood out about The Cleaning Authority,” he said.
In the end, Reed decided on The Cleaning Authority because of the strong
“It means a lot to have somebody that has their own franchise come
out and visit your franchise every few months while you’re starting
out to make sure you’re doing things right,” Reed said.
Reed was also impressed by The Cleaning Authority’s unique Detail-Clean
Rotation System. He thinks that this is one of the major pulls bringing
people into new franchises in the company.
“There are a lot of smart people that have gravitated towards this
franchise, and they’re doing it for a reason,” he said.
After speaking with the owners of the nearby New Orleans location, he was
also drawn to the financial potential of the franchise. Hearing about
their success made him confident that Baton Rouge will be the perfect
market for The Cleaning Authority.
“Baton Rouge just has so many people, and it’s a little small
area,” Reed said. “I feel like there are a lot of people who
fit our demographic.”
Reed also hopes to make his franchise a family business, as family is very
important to him. While his father currently works as an attorney, he
also acts as his financial backer and partner. Although he is not involved
in day-to-day operations right now, his father plans to become more involved
with the business in several years when he retires. Forward looking, Reed
says that he hopes to be able to pass the business on to his children
one day; “This is something that can maybe stay in my family for
a long time,” he said.