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Tanya and Larry Lyons of LTL Cleaning Services
LTL is Cleaning House (& Businesses)

LTL Cleaning Services, Tanya Lyons

Title / Role: Co-founder, Co-owner
Location: Crofton, Maryland
Formed in: 2021
My successes.

We’re celebrating three years in business. We’ve participated in two intensive accelerator business incubator programs. And most importantly, we have a 100% client renewal rate.

What do you do?

LTL Cleaning Services is a premier commercial and residential cleaning service provider, servicing Maryland and Washington DC.

What inspired you to start your business?

My husband Larry and I wanted to build a legacy for our kids and entrepreneurship was the avenue to do that. We started our cleaning business during COVID; it was the perfect time. We wouldn’t have another opportunity, in our lifetime, of uninterrupted time to create this business.

We settled on a cleaning business because my husband has a sixth sense for cleaning; he’s very good at it. He handles the operations and I handle the business administration.

What's special about your business?

Our company handles both residential and commercial which is unusual. Most cleaning companies handle one or the other. Plus, we do specialty cleaning, such as carpet cleaning, sanitation and disinfecting, trash removal; anything involving cleaning. We are also a family-owned business, not a franchise, which has helped us to develop long-term relationships with our clients, especially residential ones. They don’t want a different person every time someone comes to clean their house.

What is your relationship with SCORE? SCORE client What influenced you to seek help from SCORE?

We connected with SCORE very early on as business owners. This was new territory for us, and I knew the importance of having a support system. We needed guidance, a roadmap as we navigated this new venture – plus we both had full-time jobs.  SCORE was instrumental in helping us identify opportunities.

How SCORE helped.

I don’t think we would have experienced the kind of growth after only three years if it wasn’t for the support of SCORE.

What's great about my mentor?

Carson is phenomenal. He not only helped us by providing his knowledge and know-how as a business executive, but he also connected us with other resources, including an Atlanta-based SCORE mentor (Gloria Carruthers) who has expertise in janitorial services and another who was an expert on We are a small company now, but the next logical step is providing our services to the Federal government. Both connections have been invaluable to planning the growth of our business. Plus, Carson is always available to answer questions or help solve a problem.

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