Lisa and Ken Jordan own and operate Accent American
, a carpet cleaning and disaster restoration business.
Ken started the business in 1985 after graduating from college. Three years later he met Lisa, and she took over some of the smaller office tasks. In 2006, she started working with him full time.
What keeps you from killing each other?
"We made a plan years ago when I first started helping him that we would have distinct responsibilities for the business." Lisa says. "I run the office, and occasionally work in the field with him. If it has anything to do with administrative, bookkeeping or budgeting it’s my responsibility and my call. If it has to do with what goes on out in the field, it’s his call. Period. And personal arguments never interfere with business."
Best part about having a business together?
"One of the best things is being able to spend more time together and we get to handle some pretty interesting situations, like mold remediation, crime scene clean up and rodent infestations," Lisa says. "We work well together and have learned to respect each other's talents and strong points, and support each other in our weaker areas. It has made us a lot closer because we have gotten a much better understanding of each other."
Accent American is at 9504 Six Mile Creek Road in Tampa. Lisa and Ken can be reached at 813.621.6015.
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