Mike Weller owner of A Glass Act Window Cleaning has been squeegeeing windows across the Foothills no matter how high or how low for the past year.
In May of this year, Weller celebrated his one year anniversary as a small business owner and is looking forward to many more years to come.
Weller has been a part of Exeter’s community for nearly eighteen years.
Originally from Tampa, Fla. Weller came to California to play football for Reedley College in 1994. While attending college Weller met and married his wife. The couple moved back to Florida temporarily before deciding that Exeter would be their permanent home in 1996. Locals may recognize Weller from Exeter supermarket, SaveMart where he has been an employee for 16 years.
Weller began his journey into commercial window cleaning two years ago, “While I was working at SaveMart, I became a janitor working the grave yard shift. Me and a buddy decided to clean windows to make extra money. After he moved I stopped doing windows, but I never forgot the experience.”
It was this experience that prompted him to begin his own business, “I always wanted to start my own business and last year I decided that I would do it. It’s been a pretty good experience and I’m having fun.”
One of the reasons Weller started the business was the need for commercial window cleaning.
“It’s one of those professions that no one really pays attention too, but there’s a need. Unless you clean windows you don’t really know how hard it is or how time consuming it can be. For the consumer it’s something they don’t really have to worry about, especially for a commercial business.”
Weller began A Glass Act exclusively cleaning commercial businesses in Exeter and now has expanded the business from commercial window cleaning to residential window cleaning in Woodlake, Lindsay and Visalia. Weller added that he is equipped to clean sun roofs and multiple storied homes.
With a year of experience under his belt, the biggest lesson Weller learned was balance. As a full time employee at SaveMart and father of two teenage children Weller realized, “Family is really important and I had to have a day off. I got a little more organized and got a lot faster. The more I can get done in a day the more likely I can actually enjoy my day off.”
Weller will have some help this summer from his 17-year-old son, Kordel Weller who will be a senior at Exeter High School in the fall.
In addition to commercial window cleaning Weller is also equipped to clean residental windows no matter how high. If you or your business is in need of clean windows you can contact A Glass Act at (559) 740-2398.