Source: Sherman Publications

A clean family business

April 24, 2013

Blake Garner, owner of Clarkston Window Cleaning, has lots of experience in the field. He started when he was a 17-year-old student at Clarkston High School.

"My buddy was cleaning windows in downtown Rochester area, and I worked with him," said Garner, a 1999 graduate. "I like to be outside, that’s the main thing."

Cleaning windows was a second job for him for several years before striking out on his own. This is his first year as a full time business owner.

"It's going really good, we’re busy," he said.

His priority is to keep his services affordable and up to date by continuously researching the business. He and three employees provide services including window and gutter cleaning, screen cleaning and repair, light fixture cleaning, power washing, and ladder work. They also do inside maintenance, including fixing clogged sinks and other home repairs – all over Oakland County. It's a family business, with his wife, Jessica, doing billing, scheduling, and other paperwork.

"We hope to do this for a long time, hire more employees, and offer more services," Blake said. "This is my hometown, where we’re from – we grew up in Clarkston. We’re in Clarkston all the time, at Depot Park with the kids."

Check out their website at for an instant quote, which is a new feature.

"I really want to make it easy for the customer,” he said. “It’s good for me because it saves time so I can get more work done.”

For more information, call 248-760-7726.