We had the good fortune of connecting with Heather Allen and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Heather, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
For years my heart had been burdened with the tragic stories and horrific statistics of children in foster care. My father was a foster child, and the heartbreaking stories that happened to him are sadly still happening to foster children today. I would daydream about small ways I could help, but never took real action. In 2018 something shifted in me. The burden evolved and plagued my mind relentlessly. I wanted to do something to facilitate change in our community. In my gut I knew that it was my time to step up and help these most precious children in a tangible way. I remember thinking that if I just redirected my time and energy, I could start my own company. I could earn money to give back to these children. Something that would connect me with people in my community and act as a gateway to raise awareness for local foster children. Something that would fuse my corporate business experience with my love of home and family. I started to dream big! That’s when Blue Door Cleaning was born.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Blue Door Cleaning is a residential and commercial cleaning company in Prosper, Texas. With over 20 years experience, we are licensed, insured and bonded. Our staff is nationwide criminal background checked and randomly drug tested. We create custom cleaning plans for every client. Checklist worksheets ensure that a clear expectation is set and executed with precision every time! Blue Door Cleaning has a big heart for the foster kids in our community. That’s why we partner with local organizations and charities that work with foster kids and families. We want to do our part to make sure that these precious and most vulnerable kids have the support they so desperately need and deserve. We donate a portion of all our profits to these local organizations. Hiring Blue Door Cleaning doesn’t just make the lives of our clients better, but also the lives of foster families in our community! That’s something our clients can feel good about. We want to be a blessing to these kids, families and organizations. We participate in a variety of drives to gather materials that help set foster families up for success. We invite our clients, community and local businesses to come alongside us in these endeavors. The need is great, and with many willing to help in small ways, we will make a big impact for those who need it most! Blue Door Cleaning is committed to blessing those who are parenting these precious foster kids. We welcome the community to visit our website to nominate local foster families to receive a free house cleaning service courtesy of Blue Door Cleaning. It’s just our way of honoring these families and acknowledging their huge hearts! We love leaving them with a sparkling clean home, so they can focus on what really matters. Our goal is to help as many people and touch as many lives as we possibly can. We have been blessed to be in a position where are able to help. MISSION STATEMENT Loving people while serving community, one clean space at a time.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’m a die hard coffee lover! My absolute favorite coffee bar is at the Annie Jack Boutique on the Celina Square! They make a mean double shot dirty chai latte that I highly recommend. If tummies are rumbling I always crave Taco Crush in McKinney. Their queso is out of this world… ask them to put the spicy avocado swirl on top! I love exploring the Forth Worth Stockyards! Every time I go, I see something new! The longhorn cattle drive is always wild and you can’t beat the stories you’ll hear from the folks at the Stockyards Museum.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to dedicate my shoutout to Direction 61:3, an incredible organization purposed with guiding youth who are transitioning out of foster care. Myron Wilson, the executive director, has encouraged me so much and leads Direction 61:3 with love, dedication and perseverance.