Partner Profile: Sweep Masters, Moss Point, MS

Partner Profile: Sweep Masters, Moss Point, MS

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We’re profiling one of our newer members, Cheryl Meyer, owner of Sweep Masters in Moss Point, MS. Cheryl is an Affiliate Member of 1-800-SWEEPER.

Cheryl started in the sweeping business working for Don Odom, then original founding owner of Sweep Masters, in 2003 as Don’s secretary. About six months into Cheryl’s employment, Don called her in the middle of the night to help sweep parking lots. A lot of his employees had quit all at once and he needed her help. Cheryl states,  “I started learning to drive a sweeper truck that night, and I’ve been in the sweeper business now since I was 23 years old. I continued helping on the routes until Don eventually got more employees, and I went back to my secretarial job in the office. He’d call me occasionally and say, “Do you want to learn to do some construction sweeping?” Or, he’d teach me other stuff sweeper truck drivers need to learn. Eventually, I learned it all and I started training new hires.”

Cheryl would eventually buy into the business in 2005, became president in 2015, and in August of 2019 became sole owner, because Don had to retire early due to illness. Today, they have 10 employees, plus Meyer. Sweep Masters had been operating two offices, one in Biloxi, MS and the other in Theodore, AL. They purchased a building in Moss Point, MS that’s much bigger and is in the middle of their service area, and they’ve streamlined operations by moving their whole operation into the Moss Point location.

Sweep Masters serves a 65-mile radius. That may seem like a big distance to cover, but the area is not very dense with shopping centers. Being on the Coastline, they go 65 miles east and west, but only 10 miles north (and south, in Alabama).

Meyer has grown the business over the years and provides quality power sweeping and property maintenance services. Quality, professionalism, and excellent customer service are traits Don Odom started, and even though he is no longer with us, those traits are still the framework that Sweep Masters runs on today.