When Joe McDaniel was in the Army stationed at Fort Bragg, he fell in love with North Carolina. As an outdoor enthusiast, it offered all the things he enjoyed – hiking, skiing, and fishing. So when he completed his tour of duty, he decided to stay.
Many times our best A Cleaner World managers aren’t originally hired to be managers. That’s exactly how it went with Joe. He actually came to us looking for part-time weekend and evening work to help supplement his income. As soon as he walked in the door to apply, Mike Feudale (A Cleaner World District Manager) told the manager she needed to hire him. When I asked Mike why, he couldn’t really put his finger on it but he said he saw something special in him immediately.
After only working a couple of weeks, the store manager became ill. Joe was asked and agreed to fill the position on a temporary basis. When it was determined that the manager couldn’t return, Joe was offered the position.
When I asked Joe what he liked most about A Cleaner World, he said the people. He loves the people he works with and for, he loves the community, and most of all he loves his customers. That comes through in so many things he does – from being involved with the sheriff’s office, The Salvation Army, and high school to those little extra things he does for his customers.
Here’s a great example of a little extra thing. When Joe started making his regular runs to the post office and bank, he noticed that many of those folks were his customers. He also recognized that many of them kept the same hours he did, often making it difficult to drop off and pick up their clothes. So he offered to take their express bags back with him, process their clothes, and bring back clean clothes on his next visit. That little extra thing has made him a huge hit at many local businesses.
Those little things have also made him a huge hit in our eyes too. Great job Joe and continued success in the great town of Boone!