Little Canada, Big Lions
David Carroll shares what led him to opening Lions Share Maintenance, a pressure washing service based in Little Canada, and the services they offer.
David Carroll was working for a window cleaning company for about three months when he had a realization: “I was probably the worst employee ever.”
So, what better solution than to open his own business? Carroll started Lions Share Maintenance out of his mother’s garage ten years ago, and he now has 15 employees in the field, three in the office, and they service more than 3,500 customers per year.
“We service a 30-mile radius of the twin cities. We can always figure out a travel charge for larger projects that are located outside of the Twin Cities,” Carroll says.
Though window cleaning wasn’t his personal forte, Carroll has found success with Lions Share Maintenance. He now offers a wide variety of services including siding cleaning for stucco, brick, and vinyl, gutter cleaning, gutter guard installation, patio and deck cleaning, ice dam removal, roof raking, and—surprise—window washing! Lions Share Maintenance’s water fed poles can reach up to five stories.
Also, Lions Share Maintenance can help with installing holiday lights, which includes custom design, full installation, 24/7 product warranty (for those pesky bulbs that won’t stay lit), uninstallation, and product storage (your garage will thank you).
With so many services to offer, Lions Share Maintenance is widely used by thousands of clients with various needs—and budgets. Also, clients are always given a quote before Lions Share Maintenance starts a project, so you never receive an unexpected charge.
“Gutter cleaning starts at $139, siding cleaning starts at $399, window cleaning is $249, and full service holiday lighting packages start at $1,000,” Carroll says. “We can provide estimates over the phone using Google Maps. In-person estimates are free and can be set up by calling our office.”
With a decade of experience, Carroll has quite a bit of wisdom to share with homeowners. A piece of advice that anyone in this sometimes-too-cold Minnesota climate could use? “Don’t wait until the last minute to have your gutters cleaned. Once temperatures drop below freezing, gutter cleaning work homes to a screeching halt,” Carroll shares.
Also, Carroll wants his clients to keep in mind the importance of clear communication. Whatever project you’re imagining for your home, Carroll says it’s important to share your thoughts and visions with your maintenance team.
“Communication is key. It’s very important that you work with companies that clearly lay out expectations for projects, no matter how big or how small,” he says. “Make sure that you get estimates from more than one company on your fall projects.”
When looking for the right company for your project, Carroll says the best way to research and learn more about the available companies near you is to use review services like Google, Angie’s List, NextDoor, or any other review-style site so you can make sure you know what you’re dealing with.
Lions Share Maintenance services the following areas:
- North Service Area: Little Canada, White Bear Lake, North Oaks, and Forest Lake
- South Service Area: St. Paul, Eagan, Apple Valley, and surrounding areas
- West Service Area: Minneapolis, Shakopee, Prior Lake, and Eden Prairie
- East Service Area: Woodbury, Stillwater, Lake Elmo, and Hudson, Wisconsin