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Meet Stephanie Ellerholtz

Today we’d like to introduce you to Stephanie Ellerholtz. 

Hi Stephanie, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstories with our readers?
Well, I worked In The corporate world for 15 years prior to opening up my company. I got sick of putting my blood, sweat, and tears into companies that I work long-term for. Where the president would work in a different state and visit the office and not know my name even though I was breaking my back for them. I got fed up with not receiving acknowledgment or appreciation and feeling expendable. Not to mention I would fine myself in the supplies closet organizing and cleaning whenever I could just to find peace of mind. I’ve always had a passion for cleaning and organizing. Many say I have extreme OCD. Friends would invite me over for wine and to catch up and I would find myself cleaning and straightening up their kitchen or an area in their home and just keep moving onto the next area and not getting the chance to catch up. At the end of 2018, I was let go from my long-term position due to downsizing for lack of a better term and was so upset because I put my everything into that company. So, I decided enough is enough and I was going to open up my own business and do what I do best which is organizing and cleaning. I promised myself I was going to open up a business that valued its hard-working employees, I wanted to change the employer/employee relationships with Fair wages, home and work-life balance, and with respect. It only takes five seconds to pat your employees on the back and let them know they are doing a great job and that you are noticing their hard work. I never understood why that was so hard for Upper positions to do. It’s not hard for sort of Stephanie, we appreciate employees on a daily basis. The rest is history.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
It definitely was a bumpy road at first because even though I’m a pro at organizing and cleaning and I know the systems and processes like the back of my hand, I was not familiar with the” running the business” portion of my company. When it came to payroll and taxes, HR, and all the internal aspects of running a business I was extremely overwhelmed. But then I started learning as I went and I joined my local Chamber of Commerce which helped out tremendously and guided me in the right direction for all these specific area I was unfamiliar with. I did have a lot of vendors in my back pocket from when I worked in the corporate world that I was able to reach out to for small things like company apparel and logos, signage, office supplies, and I knew how to get in touch with any supplier I needed which came in hand.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
Sort of Stephanie specializes in professional organizing and commercial janitorial cleaning. We are known for our excellent communication skills and are precise Eye for detail. I’m most proud of the steps and processes we have in place to ensure every client satisfaction. We take great pride in our hiring process and I’ve been fortunate enough to have the best of the best when it comes to our team members. Not only do we have an extensive hiring process but we also do personality tests and send out disc assessment for our applicants to file out to see where they would strive best in our company. What sets me apart from other companies is I am extremely involved in my company. I’m not an owner that sits in my office with my feet on my desk. I were several different hats when I need to. Whether it’s helping out with training or giving Demonstrations, going out and doing an estimate I will do it. I have built my business from the ground up so I have no problem stepping in when I need to. When it comes to the commercial cleaning side of the business, we have a full staff but when it comes to the organizing side of the business, I’ll actually do the organizing because I enjoy it so much.

In terms of your work and the industry, what are some of the changes you are expecting to see over the next five to ten years?
My hopes is  to service all of Southeastern Michigan in the next 5 to 10 years. I would love to open up several new positions and grow my staff by 50%. We are a woman-owned company and it’s my job to empower women and to encourage them to work for a company that they truly enjoy and feel appreciated at. The company that allows them to move forward and grow within. As far as trends I hope that we will always be ahead of the game and the services we provide.

Contact Info:

  • Email: stephanie@sortofstephanie.com
  • Website: www.sortofstephanie.com
  • Instagram: Sortofstephaniee
  • Facebook: Sort of Stephanie

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