Chamber Spotlight: Jackson Lindsay, SERVPRO of Charlottesville
What does your organization do?
We provide cleanup and restoration services for Water and Fire damages as well as Mold Remediation, Bio Hazard/Trauma/ crime scene clean up. We also provide Covid cleaning.
What is unique about your organization and the work you do in our community?
We are a people-first business. Every day that I come into our office, my number one objective is to serve my employees. It is my job to build them up, train them, mentor them, and give them everything they need to make their job easier and to develop them on a personal and business level.
What is something about you that most people don't know?
Servpro is the 4th business I have owned. In high school, I started and sold a landscaping business, and in December of 2019, I graduated from Clemson University with an Accounting and Finance degree and also sold my property management and Jet Ski rental businesses.
Why did you choose the Charlottesville area?
I am from Asheville, NC, originally. When I was looking around the country for a Servpro location to buy, Charlottesville really caught my eye because it reminded me of home. I love being in the mountains and how Charlottesville is just the right size urban environment with close proximity to rural land and open spaces.
What do you hope to be doing 10 years from now?
I hope to continue to buy and run businesses. Servpro is a strong business, and I am looking forward to owning it for a very long time. Charlottesville is a great market and is really a hidden gem, so I see a great possibility of acquiring multiple businesses in the local market within the next few years.
What's the best advice you ever got (or gave)?
When I started my first business, I was becoming very frustrated with the small issues and problems that can come along with running a business. My dad told me, “Don’t sweat the small stuff, and it's all small stuff.”
What do you like about being a Chamber member?
I love the community that it provides. Being new to a city can be daunting, but the Chamber has been a great way to establish new relationships.