In 2002, co-owners Julie and Katie were wondering what two moms could do for a living in a small coastal community that would allow them to keep their children their main priority. Within a week of that conversation, they went out to dinner and drafted their business plan and first newspaper advertisement. Their first client hired them two weeks later! The rest, as they say, is history.
Over the next few years, they added staff as the client list grew. They were still operating the business from their homes and the growth presented new challenges. At the end of the 2005 season, they began discussing what direction they should move: should they pare down to the original 2 woman crew or should they expand further? As they contemplated the future they were presented with the opportunity to purchase Coastal Clean. They took that opportunity as a sign, and merged both companies.
The Future is Bright
We are as excited today as we were at that first dinner meeting. We truly love what we do! While we can never know what tomorrow might bring, we are optimistic that we will continue to adapt to the many challenges that we will surely face.
Julie is a life-long resident of South Haven. She is a graduate of Davenport University with an Associates degree in Paralegal Studies and worked as a legal secretary prior to staying home to raise her children. Julie is married and has three children.
Katie was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan and moved to South Haven in 1997. She received her Bachelors degree from Aquinas College and her Masters degree from Michigan State University.
Bottom Line…We’re Service Oriented!
Our original intention was to serve the needs of summer residents and cottage owners. What began as a summer venture has grown to a four season operation. While summer remains our busiest season, we operate year-round! Coastal Clean is a one-stop resource for residents, second-home owners and vacationers.
We are here to help simplify your life.