Transplant turned Local & Young Entrepreneur
In just under five years Jamarcus Strahan has managed to relocate from Houston, Texas; start his own business; buy a home, and integrate into local life in Gorham, New Hampshire.
He first came to the Gorham area on family vacations. His family loved the juxtaposition of the trees, and mountains, and slower pace of life compared to the big city of Houston. And after many a family vacation here, they decided to make a more permanent move, and bought a house in Gorham, where the family now lives full-time.
4.5 years later, Jamarcus now owns his own home, and Royalty Cleans; a commercial and residential cleaning company. One of the most pleasant surprises he’s found in living in and running a business out of Gorham, is the ease in which he can start and run his own business. Hearing from friends still based in the Houston area, they struggle to carve out a successful niche for themselves in the highly competitive market of the city.
He has the space to build something from scratch, and see it grow in a market that’s not overly saturated. And because of this he’s been able to grow his business steadily over the last two years. He joins a group of many successful small businesses that have set-up shop in Gorham, and add to the charm of the town center; including Gorham House Florist, Northeast ATV and Snowmobile Rental, and North Country Dental.
One of the biggest markers of his success is in his employees. He’s been able to treat his employees well when it comes to wages and he’s found that for every extra dollar he’s invested in his crew, they turn around and invest even more in Royalty Cleans, and by extension, him.
His business also allows him to support initiatives that have grown near and dear to his heart, such as trail maintenance and the Town of Gorham’s Parks and Rec department. Having had access to nature over the last 4.5 years, he has grown to take ownership of the cleanliness and health of the area’s trails. Which means supporting trail maintenance organizations like White Mountain Trail Collective.
So, when Jamarcus isn’t busy running around, managing his company, he spends his precious free time with friends and family.
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