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Larry D. Ford is a visionary leader and pioneer with accomplishments in sports and business management.
For over 14 years, he has owned and operated a successful business — SJH GreenSteam. SJH GreenSteam is a vapor steam cleaning company offering the most efficient and ecological method of cleaning most surfaces today.
SJH GreenSteam has evolved as a commercial, industrial, and residential cleaning company that markets, sells, and services vapor steam equipment. Ford has always been a trailblazer. He has always worked hard.
Ford began his career by working at Consolidated Freight as a sales rep for ten years and at Home Depot as a store auditor for ten years. During his career, he began assisting a friend who was struggling with his business.
Immediately, Ford was instrumental in helping him overcome obstacles by improving his bookkeeping processes, labor management, and scheduling, as well as improving the level of quality and customer service. After working 2 ½ years with him, he was offered the opportunity to take over the restaurant cleaning business. Immediately, Ford wanted to change the cleaning industry, providing better service than its competition and remaining relevant.
He started innovating his cleaning business: he developed more efficient ways of cleaning by using non-traditional equipment; managed his accounts by offering bundled services and implementing prorated contracts based on needs; and scheduled staff by a set number of days that were conducive to their schedules thus eliminating the need for someone to work seven days a week to avoid burnout.
In the process, he discovered a revolutionary way of eliminating chemicals in the cleaning process to help the environment.
In addition, Ford provides employment opportunities to those in the community and those who have been released from incarceration. Ford realized that by providing jobs to those released from prison, he gave them a second chance at life. Not only is he providing income for them to live, but he is restoring their self-esteem, faith, dignity, and purpose. He assists men with the challenges of acclimating themselves back into society.
Today, it is both men and women. He has developed a relationship with the Miles of Freedom organization, and this has helped him grow his business by having a pool of workers that allows him to take on more business. “It has been a win–win for us all,” says Ford.
Ford is a Dallas, Texas native and South Oak Cliff High School graduate. He attended the University of Texas at Austin on a football scholarship and earned his Bachelor of science in business organization and communications. He has been a youth football coach for 24 years with Spring Valley Athlete Association (SVAA). He currently resides in Carrollton, Texas.
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