Star City 6: Corey Landrie
Jani-King of Omaha (www.janiking.com/jani-king-of-omaha-commercial-cleaning), which serves clients in the Metro and surrounding areas along with its recent expansion into Lincoln, is part of a growing nationwide network of locally owned and operated businesses providing commercial cleaning and janitorial services. Corey Landrie is the Executive Director of Jani-King.
Tell us a little about your business.
I work for our Regional Support office in Omaha, NE where we support approximately 45 franchise owners. Initially, we ensure that they are trained and properly equipped to service the agreements that they are marketing to potential clients, and that we acquire for them as well through marketing and prospecting local businesses in their preferred service areas. We then provide quality assurance inspections of all facilities, acting as a second set of eyes to ensure the quality of their work is supporting the Jani-King brand along with the success and stability of their franchises.
How did you get started in the business?
I have been in this business since I was about 10 years old. I worked with my best friend, whose parents ran a small family business, doing small jobs like wiping baseboards of facilities or using a small canister vacuum to get dust bunnies out from behind work stations in large call centers. I continued to do this through high school, college, and have since gone on to make a career out of it.
What has been your most important achievement professionally?
It’s something that I’m so lucky to get to experience over and over. Being a part of the development and accomplishments of my coworkers and team members is what I consider to be my most important achievement. Helping aspiring business owners succeed and meet their goals is very satisfying on so many levels. I truly love to watch, help and encourage people to get to the next milestone of life.
Tell us a little about your family.
I am single father of three boys, ranging in age from a fifth grader to a sophomore in high school. They sure do keep me on my toes!
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
My sons all play sports and I love nothing more than to watch them smile, compete, and just be young and experience life.
What are you the most proud of?
My sons are my pride and joy. Watching their struggles and successes as they become young men has been an amazing journey.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Slow down and focus. Operating at a pace that is not manageable will lead to no one’s success.
If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be?
What local non-profit organization(s) are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why?
Although it’s not necessarily considered to be a non-profit, Children’s Hospital is near and dear to my heart. My son Xander was born with Transposition of the Greater Arteries (TGA), but it was not seen in our ultrasounds or at birth. He almost passed away and was life-flighted to UNMC and then on to Children’s, where he underwent heart surgery to correct the structure of his heart.
What is your favorite book or the last good book you read?
Good Leaders Ask Great Questions by John C. Maxwell.
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be?
If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so?
Phone: (402) 932-0514; Email firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: www.janiking.com/jani-king-of-omaha-commercial-cleaning.