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Katsam Enterprises Featured in North American Sweeper

Nov 1, 2012

Katsam Enterprises Featured in North American Sweeper

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One of the most telling pieces of information contained in North American Sweeper’s recent profile of Katsam Enterprises is owner Jim Larko’s commitment to family.  Larko actually named his company after his two children, Katie and Sam, explaining “we don’t work for ourselves, we work for our kids.”  From his humble beginnings as the owner of a lawn service, Jim has built a successful commercial sweeping company that consists of ten sweepers, six power washers, and twenty six employees.

In the article, Larko explains running a successful sweeping service company requires taking full advantage of networking opportunities, using the right equipment, finding the right personnel, and combining these  factors with a dedication to hard work.  Networking opportunities afforded by his membership in IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management), NAPSA (North American Sweeping Association) and 1-800-SWEEPER have been instrumental in his company’s success.  In addition to new business opportunities, NAPSA and 1-800-SWEEPER also offer deals on replacement parts to keep operating costs to a minimum.  Jim also discusses how diesel / EPA regulations and rising fuel costs have made selecting the right sweeping equipment more difficult…and more important than ever.  He also offers some pointers on hiring and motivating the employees that make up the backbone of the company.  To learn more about Jim’s secrets to success, or to read the article in complete form, click here.

Katsam Enterprises offers parking lot sweeping and street sweeping in the St. Louis, Missouri area.