You’re out there every day doing great things for your community, and we want to support and spotlight your work through our $150,000 grant program built to help launch, grow, and strengthen small home services businesses.
Almost entrepreneurs, new business owners, and experienced owners were invited to apply for one of 30 grants ranging from $1,500 to $20,000 based on which category their business qualified for.
Almost-entrepreneurs who have the drive to start and run a home service business.
New Business Owners
Entrepreneurs in the early stages of building their team, client list, and services.
Experienced Business Owners
Entrepreneurs ready to scale their mature business to the next growth stage.
Currently in business
Entrepreneurs who could use a boost to get back to their pre-COVID state.
Why you deserve a Boost
You keep our homes and offices safe and running
You help hardworking people build meaningful careers
You support the community where you live and work
“The Boost by Jobber grant was really needed. We are at this point where we are ready to take things to the next level and move our business out of our garage and into its own dedicated space. This grant is going to help us do that. It’s a big step forward— and to know your hard work is acknowledged by a partner like Jobber is awesome.”
Burgess Heberer, Santa Claus Exterior Cleaning
“Receiving this Boost by Jobber grant makes it all worthwhile in a way. As an entrepreneur, there is often a feeling of imposter syndrome and this takes away the doubt. Thanks to Jobber, we are able to bring all our entrepreneurial ideas to life. With this funding, we will not only grow the business and hire more people, but also plant trees near low-income daycares and community centers so that local neighborhoods can enjoy beautiful outdoor spaces to increase physical and mental wellbeing.”
Joseph Gillingham, Heritage Tree Care
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Adrienne Tutty became an entrepreneur in March 2020, taking over her dad’s business and becoming the leader of a dedicated team at the start of the pandemic. Throughout it all her crew showed up and she wants to upgrade their equipment for their next chapter.
Fatukanu Kabia’s business was picking up just as COVID-19 emerged and slowed things down, but she kept going, pivoting into commercial work. Her first priority is ensuring her team is financially secure and also onboarding new employees through local re-entry to work programs.
Paddy Treacy went from servicing a bustling list of commercial and restaurant clients to focusing on being super lean and marketing to homeowners. During the pandemic he streamlined his cleaning kits which means he can now hire bike-based technicians.
Ana and Horea Lupu focused on training their team and teaching them new skills when work was slow and they want to reward them with new tools. Renos have taken off so there’s opportunity to create more jobs, which means more hands to give back to housing non-profits.
Lisa and John Sullivan have rehired all their staff and even expanded their team while providing essential services to the community throughout the pandemic. Growing their business means the ability to hire more people and provide more essential upgrades to their son’s school.
Dave Clauson is passionate about alternative energy and so is his community, with demand for electrical vehicle infrastructure and solar power growing. He’ll be setting us his marketing and putting his team through certification and training to win and tackle more projects in this space.
Jessica Bilmer and Jonathan Alvernaz have taken a niche business started out of necessity to new heights, with 24 employees and the goal of expanding nationally. Fun fact: their team of contractors is almost 90% women, and they’re excited to build team members into managers.
Chris Senger, Errol Palmer, and Dane Findlay bring an extreme level of care and attention to their work and have a consumer choice award to prove it. After making it through a couple tough seasons due to the pandemic they’re ready to turn on the marketing taps and grow, grow, grow.
Lauren and Julie Penner are in a growth stage of their family business, thoughtfully setting up their shop and team to handle demand more efficiently. They’re driven by the desire to restore peace to their customers’ backyards and provide growth opportunities for their employees.
Kirk Brown started his first business at age 12, and 18 years later he runs a tech-forward business with a second seasonal venture on the go. He supports career paths in the green industry by investing in his team and providing an annual scholarship to his former high school.
Bryon Rocz has his community and team on his mind 24/7, from helping homeowners navigate disasters to bringing vendors together to remodel the fire department. He’ll be investing in his team’s growth, providing travel and course funds for employees to level up their certifications.
Branden Sewell wants to grow and knows that he needs a truck and the right equipment to enable a new team to do great work. His current team is booked two months out so the demand is there and he’s to provide more high-paying jobs to more hardworking people.
Monique and Erik Olson are focused on growth by leaning into marketing that’s working and delegating more fieldwork to their capable technicians. They kindly provide free services to their local Ronald McDonald House and look forward to partnering with another non-profit.
Amber Starling “hired” herself in 2017 and put her family’s vacuum to work to start a business that now boasts nine employees, a location, and company vehicles. Expanding to a second city is next, and she’s excited to share her human-first approach to staffing with a new community.
Joseph Gillingham started his business in 1996, sometimes taking public transit with his chainsaw, and now employs an expanding team of certified arborists. The team recycles and reuses job ‘waste’ where they can, donating mulch and woodchips to local parks and gardens.
Riley and Brittany Flatt started their business to fill a need in Riley’s small hometown—winters are freezing and heating is an absolute necessity. In addition to providing new local career opportunities, they run a sliding scale program to ensure everyone can afford to stay warm.
Sparkle & Sheen Organize and Cleaning Services Ltd.
Cleaning and seniors services
Raquel Hughes and Aaron Kirkaldy stepped up for their city’s senior citizens during the pandemic, offering grocery and errand services at low to no cost. This mother and son duo strives to make all their team members and clients feel like they belong to the family.
Alberto Herrera is ready to leave solopreneurship behind and add a second truck to his fleet to satisfy the demand for his services. He knows that customer satisfaction and success is in the details, such as investing in a reverse osmosis water tank to ensure a streak-free clean.
Bernard Jackson started his second career as a contractor after 22 years in the military, and his third venture is entrepreneurship. Giving back is top of mind as he expands, from providing coaching to veterans re-entering the workforce to offering free services to those in need.
Amy and Cody Morgan pivoted from pandemic-related lay-offs in 2020 to starting a pool service business that now employs eleven people and growing. They handled the Texas snow storms in stride, and investing in testing technology and team training is next on their to-do list.
Nolan and Taylor Rinta chose to start a second seasonal business that keeps kiddos busy during the long Minnesota winters and helps families stay active. This winter, they’ll be partnering with a local youth organization to build outdoor rinks for young community members.
Meaghan McVicker organizes beach cleanups and sits on several local business boards and councils when she’s not busy working on her franchise plan. Using safe and environmentally friendly products and providing supportive and healthy jobs for her team are her top priorities.
Eric Kleynenberg started his business because his self-taught home repair skills were in high demand at the same time as the growing labor shortage in the trades. As he grows his team, he’s focused on providing highschool and college grads with training and strong career paths.
Donny Mills took his plumbing business from a side hustle he coordinated in his notebook to in-demand and organized by his Director of Operations in a short time. They aim to support local, from answering the demand for services, to sponsoring events, to creating more jobs.
Courtney and Burgess Heberer have built helping local children in need into their business plan, from donating profits to providing free playground sanitation. Expansion is next for these new entrepreneurs, with plans to hire, grow their fleet, and move into a bigger space.
Ben Clark knows his well-researched bin cleaning business will impact the health and safety of his community by reducing the spread of bacteria and disease-carrying pests. His vision is to partner with a local rehabilitation facility to create job opportunities for those in recovery.
Jacob Micflikier and Alysha Murdoch
Seed Cleaning & Services LLC
Jacob Micflikier and Alysha Murdoch are starting a new chapter, shifting to entrepreneurship now that Jacob’s retired from his professional hockey career. They’re setting up their green-focused business to scale through automation, efficient processes, and mentorship.
Kevin Long wants to provide the same opportunities for growth and development to future employees that his mentors gave to him. First responders and families in need will be two focuses for him and his team as he builds programs to support his community.
Eco Food Gardens
Crystal Bissell wants to empower people to grow their own food, create food security, and teach people how to use our environment sustainably. In addition to building private food gardens for homeowners, she’s already plotting out her second community garden.
Fin's Custom Builds
Findley Wilson’s vision is to provide a trusted source for custom carpentry and building to his First Nations community. His business will support the community’s elders and youth as well as provide hands-on experience and job opportunities to the next generation of carpenters.