Glad you are taking the time to read about who I am and the company I have started. In 2004, after High School, I shipped out for the US Marine Corps. My first duty station was on the Honor Guard in Washington DC. In 2005, I married my sweetheart, Grace. We are both from a small country town in Texas, with no gas station for 30 miles, so moving to DC was a culture shock.
After serving on the Honor Guard for 2 years I was sent to Camp Lejeune, NC. While getting ready to deploy, some minor back problems became big back problems. A long medical process ensued, I was medically retired and my career in the Marine Corps ended.
I came back to Texas with my wife and one child and hit the ground running in home building and mechanical contractor work. Soon we moved to Knoxville, Tn. to attend Crown College of the Bible and Crown Seminary. After, four years I completed my Bachelors and Master’s degree in Pastoral Ministry. It was back to Texas to serve in ministry at local churches. During this time my back problems became a bigger concern and a new line of work was in order.
A close friend of mine, Duane Hampton, was in business doing line striping and power washing and needed another hand so I started helping. It wasn’t long before the business grew and helping Duane became a more independent kind of help. After awhile, Duane moved to Missouri and Clean Stripe was born in Howe, TX. After a lot of customer demand to offer more services for their parking lot, I began seal coating as well.
With all the construction in North Texas, I have been blessed to get a lot of new construction jobs that are “HUGE,” for a small company like mine, but those clients are more than pleased with the work. My goal is to grow my business to a point where I can employ veterans to help them get their life on track.
The Greater vision is for us to become the #1 service for power washing and striping parking garages in North Texas.
If you need any of our services in your parking lot or parking garage, Feel free to reach out to us. Thank you for your time and have a blessed day!
John E. Suggs
Clean Stripe, Inc.