River City Six – Allisyn Meadows
Meet Allisyn Meadows, Omaha manager for 360 Clean, LLC (www.360cleancompany.com).
Tell us a little about your business.
360 Clean is a full-service cleaning company, providing professional cleaning services to both residential and commercial clients. Originating in Lincoln, we recently expanded to Omaha with the goal to provide the best cleaning experience for our clients in the Metro area.
How did you get started in the business?
I started cleaning with my mom, Teresa Hodgen, when I was young. She is the one who started 360 Clean. I’ve been actively involved with the business since it was established and I’ve always maintained a love for making people feel good by beautifying their space. Before taking over the daily operations as manager of 360 Clean’s new Omaha branch, I was doing independent cleaning jobs. When the opportunity to grow the family business came about, I wanted to be a part of it.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?
I have always been successful in any position I have held and, because of this, I tend to move up within a company quickly. A lot of times, because of my age, many people didn’t take me seriously. It wasn’t until they saw my work product, ethic, and loyalty that they would come around.
What has been your most important achievement professionally?
Having the ability to believe in myself and my skills, as well as being able to recognize and encourage the skills of my employees to build the best possible team. I’m committed to provide the highest level of service in whatever situation that I’m in.
Tell me a little about your family.
I’m a mother of three wonderful kids and I’ve been married to my best friend for four years now. We are all very close to our extended family as well. I don’t know what I would do without their love and support.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
Spend time doing fun activities with my husband and kids. I also enjoy gardening, cooking, and crafting projects like sewing, crocheting, and painting.
What are you the most proud of?
My past—the ups and downs. Never has it broken me; it’s always made me stronger. I’m now able to step back, look at the situation and at myself in the mirror, and learn from the experience. It has allowed my husband and I to build the wonderful life we have now.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
There are two. First, if everything is an emergency, nothing is an emergency. So, choose wisely. Second, the world will not crumble if something doesn’t go right or someone is not happy. Step back, evaluate, and then take it one step at a time.
If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be?
Which talent would you most like to have?
To play the guitar.
If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be?
Interior designer, landscape designer, or an independent seller of my fiber arts.
What local non-profit organization(s) are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why?
No specific organization but supporting our military veterans is very important to me.
What is your favorite book or the last good book you read?
I enjoy “tween” books like Twilight, Hunger Games, Beautiful Creatures, etc. I am currently reading the All Souls trilogy.
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