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Daily Inspiration: Meet Augustus Ashley

Today we’d like to introduce you to Augustus Ashley.

Hi Augustus, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
Let’s say I started out the back of my trunk like Master P! Lol. But really, I started with one carpet cleaner and a bucket of chemicals in the trunk of my Malibu about 5 years ago. I was going door to door with flyers. Before I knew it, my phone went o jumping off the hook. I was doing this while at the same time working a full-time job at Publix. I left my job around a year after I started. By this time, I had multiple commercial buildings that I cleaned, and I had a car wash. I’ve been staying consistent over the years and dealing with the ups and downs. Taking my losses on the chin but never giving up. Years later, I’ve built strong relationships in this cleaning industry and a great reputation by doing good business and providing great quality. I take being The Clean Up Man very serious!

We all face challenges, but looking back, would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
It has not been a smooth road. Just dealing with people is never going to be smooth. Sometimes I’ve made bad decisions with dealing with this business. You’ll take many losses as an entrepreneur—Financial, emotional, mental, etc. Getting up every day trying to figure out how to make the next dollar for yourself and the people around you can be a struggle in itself.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I am the owner of a cleaning company and a mobile detailing service! (Duval’s Finest Service Professionals and Total Auto Detail) We are a full-service cleaning business and detail service. Whatever you need to be cleaned. We’ll take care of it. I’m known for being The Clean Up Man! I’m most proud that I created something that has been able to benefit the ones around me and others financially. I feel like I’m in a lane of my own because of all the different services we provide. We do carpet cleaning, mobile detailing, commercial buildings, residential, pressure washing, upholstery cleaning, and so on. We do it all.

What do you like best about our city? What do you like least?
What I like most about our city is that it’s so big, so the money is everlasting here. It’s enough money out here for everyone. What I like least is the crab pot mentality here. Instead of uplifting our people, you see much hate going on. It makes you want to get away sometime. But I guess that’s everywhere.

Contact Info:

  • Instagram: @904cleanupman
  • Facebook: Duval’s Finest Service Professionals
  • Yelp: Duval’s Finest Service Professionals
  • Contact Number: 904-357-0592

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