AdvantaClean of Sandy Springs is Owned and
Operated by Jon Smith
I was born and raised in Alaska, in fact, my dad was an Alaskan resident before Alaska was even a state! In high school I took honors classes and graduated towards the top of my class, but went a different direction than many of my friends. After high school I served in the US Navy from 2001-2005 as an IT and as a special warfare combatant- craft crewman (SWCC).
After the Navy, I moved back to Alaska and completed college. I went to work for British Petroleum in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. Working on the top of Alaska was different, I would occasionally experience -40 degree temperatures not including wind chill. We received very minimal sunlight during the winter months, so we had to use high intensity laps to keep our sanity. Polar bears were always a concern, unlike other bears they stock and hunt humans. I programmed turbines and worked on complex instrumentation systems.
After six years working for BP on the top of Alaska, I decided to go into business for myself. I searched long and hard to find a competent and reputable franchise. While I looked for my next career my physician girlfriend and I partook in various adventures and traveled the world. We were inches away from heading over to East Africa to fight Ebola. We had the invitations and everything, we just ran out of time with the visas and her work schedule.
When I found Advantaclean early in 2015, I knew that it was the career for me. I respected the servant leadership mentality and the high standards placed on franchisees to do right by our customers. I am proud to donate my time and services to make my community a better place. We contribute to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital and offer our services at discounted prices for veterans and police officers.