On September 19, 2014, Deano Barnes and Michael A. Grant II decided to embark on a journey to develop a company with the legacy of uplifting and serving our community. The idea came about after realizing that there was a need for change in the cleaning industry. All too often, cleaning services cut corners, undervalue their clients and employees, and do less than quality work.
Micwalis was created with the intention to build a janitorial service that clients could trust, communicate with, and receive consistent quality work with ZERO hassle. The company was also built off the idea of wanting to create an inclusive and family- oriented workplace.
The concept of family permeates through our name Micwalis, which originates from Michael’s grandmother, Mrs. Uda Grant. It was with her blessing that allowed our journey to commence. Mrs. Uda Grant based the name after her three children: Michael Sr. (MIC), Walter (WAL) and Lisa (LIS). With this name we are reminded to uphold family values such as respect, compassion, responsibility, and a virtuous attitude in all our work.