Dom Woolcott ( 27 years old, cleaning windows for 2 years) and Tom Stacey (27 years old, cleaning windows for 10 years) used to work for David Morris Window Cleaning in Cornwall UK. The owner, David Morris can shout out for his wife as being the fastest female window cleaner by Guinness World Record Breakers as well as having a very successful business based in Cornwall mostly servicing national contracts.
Well, it seemed Tom and Dom broke away from David Morris Window Cleaning and started their own business called Stacey & Woolcott Window Cleaning, Newlyn based four months ago.
Proud Master Guild of Window Cleaners members, Dom goes on to say, “We are a small partnership based in the fishing village of Newlyn, Cornwall. We started in late 2016, after leaving the company we worked for previously for some years, to make more time for our young families and build their future. We’ve been lucky enough to already have gained a solid round with loyal and lovely customers, one of which being the owners of the local village hall ( river picture). When we went to quote the job we were originally quoting for cleaning the gutters, then we suggested the windows could do with a clean. Looking at it from the comfort of a solid, dry bridge, it looked easy! We clambered over the wall, pole in hand, and got set up. Only then realising that we had foot deep sills and were going up at an 80 degree angle standing from the river with no initial clue of what we were cleaning from the quoting point.
Seeing that for part of the job we had to stand in the river, we opted for the trusty ‘homemaders’ (something we usually knock up for fishing after a few beers, consisting of waterproof trousers, wellies, and as much gaffa tape as you can get your hands on to stay dry!). After getting suitably equipped, we were in the river, deep in the river, too deep in the river, at that moment we realised….. we really needed waders!
Our website is www.staceyandwoolcott.co.uk please check it out. We also provide our customers with pressure washing, builders cleans, house scrub-downs and boat cleaning.
We love reading Window Cleaning Magazine as it’s super helpful with what’s hot and what’s not, and keeps us up to date with current affairs in our trade!
Dom goes on to day, “We’re getting there man, it’s been graft but well worth it. Cornwall’s a brilliant place for word of mouth business.”
Above: (Left) Dom Woolcott (Right) Tom Stacey