Elizabeth Burgos, owner and founder of Broom N Moppin’ Cleaning Services, is one of the Garage’s newest members. Elizabeth started her career in hospitality and sales as a regional sales director for hotels like Hilton, Marriot and Wyndham. After forming a close bond with some of the housekeepers on site at the hotels, she learned that many of the women faced challenges getting enough hours to make ends meet –and that’s when she saw an opportunity to help. Elizabeth made business cards for a house cleaning service and began distributing them. Within three months, she had a growing pool of paying customers and happy employees who started to earn more hours in another job. This early growth and excitement prompted Elizabeth to leave her job as a regional sales director and officially start Broom N Moppin’.
Now, a year later, Broom N Moppin’ has taken on a new direction, and instead of house cleaning, Elizabeth has refocused the company on the clean-up of construction sites. As a Mexican American woman, she noticed the underrepresentation of minority women on job sites, and knew her company could carve out a space for these women in the construction industry. With a 52-unit cleanup site just a few blocks from the Garage, Elizabeth can change from her heels to boots and put on a hard hat to take a hands-on approach with her employees and clients. It is apparent to everyone who meets Elizabeth that this work suits her perfectly. She can exercise her 14-year background in sales with her clients, all while providing her employees access to greater financial opportunity in a historically male-dominated field.
“I was born to do this,” Elizabeth says. “I love having the opportunity to inspire the women I work with and to see their potential grow as the business grows.”
With her business growing everyday, Elizabeth is grateful for her decision to leave the comfort of her former job for the fulfillment of following her passions and paving her own way. We are so proud to have such hardworking, dedicated and innovative women in the Garage everyday, and Elizabeth adds an incredible positive energy to our community. Join us in welcoming Elizabeth to our Garage family!