Family-owned South Carolina business is a perfect fit for Pratt
Jordan Cox of Crystal Clean Windows Plus has looked in many windows since moving his window cleaning business and family to Pratt of Phoenix, and he loves what he sees. Cox introduced his independent business, modeled on a similar business his father had in South Carolina, Kansas 10 years ago.
“We came here, my wife has family in the area, because we wanted to get away from the big cities,” Cox said. “We really love the tight-knit community here and feel safe raising our children here. Pratt is a great place to live.
As well as finding Pratt a great place for him and his wife Michelle to raise their five children, ages 20 to 3, Cox has found Pratt to be a great place to start a window cleaning business that includes many other services. .
“We actually cover all of Kansas and even go to Oklahoma,” Cox said. “Other window cleaning companies don’t actually service small towns, so we’re blocking two weeks at a time and going to a lot of parts of the state. But especially in Pratt, we’re seeing a lot of damage. ‘calcareous water.”
The average window cleaner might be able to remove dirt and debris blowing off windows in Pratt and much of south-central Kansas, but Cox’s company uses a special acid wash that Also eliminates the haze found on windows for a much better, longer, crisp and lasting view of the outside world.
“The longer that hard water sits on the window, the more it will etch into the glass,” Cox said. “The wash we use is natural and is perfectly safe for anything that grows. This is something we found that worked really well when I worked with my dad in South Carolina, and it works really well here.
As Crystal Clean Windows Plus was launched and thrived, based on window washing, Cox said there were some additional services that helped the business evolve into full-time employment.
“I do all the work, my wife takes care of all the books and taxes,” he said. “We started with washing windows, but now we have evolved into cleaning gutters, chimney sweeps, interior painting, cleaning air ducts and cleaning dryer vents.
In the months following the COVID-19 pandemic, Cox said air duct cleaning has taken on special meaning for many of his customers. “People with allergies have told me that just cleaning their air ducts on heating and cooling systems makes them much easier to breathe,” Cox said. “In an age when we are all concerned and a little more aware of the air we breathe, having a clean system makes all the difference when it comes to quality of life.”
He said that cleaning the air ducts can sometimes lead to interesting discoveries, like an old flyer from a 1940s movie he discovered while cleaning the air ducts at the Barron Theater recently.
“Air ducts can collect interesting things,” he said. “We go in there and remove all the dirt and debris, then add sanitizer and kill all the fungi.” It just keeps the air cleaner and makes sense.
Sheryl White, manager of the Barron Theater, said she has used Cox’s services on several occasions at her workplace and at home.
“He’s so good at what he does and is such a good supporter of our mission at Barron and in our community,” White said. “I had him clean my gutters and windows and I’m always delighted with his expertise. It helps me breathe easier.”
Cox is available for contract or consultation at 620-770-6494.