Read Jamie’s Full Interview from the Triangle Business Journal
Jamie Rohrbauck – Expedite Group/Dust and Mop
Company Description: Expedite Group provides errand-running and information services, often as a human resources benefit. Dust and Mop provides professional house cleaning and commercial cleaning services.
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York
Family members: Husband, Matt; son, Nate (7); dogs, Sydney and Reece.
Education: B.S., business management, N.C. State University
What accomplishments are you most proud of from the past year? Growing my management team professionally to take on new and increased responsibilities. I am very fortunate to have an amazing group of very talented women on my team. They are very focused on both businesses goals, their responsibilities and how we all need to grow professionally to reach those goals. I am also proud of being able to find the right balance to not only grow my business, but to also maintain my personal time, with my husband, Matt, and my son, Nate, who have been an amazing system of support.
What is your professional goal five years from now? To grow Expedite Group into the largest provider of employee errand-running services in the Southeast and to continue to be innovative in our service offerings. For Dust and Mop, to continue to be the most professional house-cleaning company in the Triangle area and to expand into additional North Carolina markets.
What is the most difficult obstacle you’ve faced in business? My most difficult obstacle was to make the decision to take a risk and purchase Expedite Group. I was very comfortable with operating Dust and Mop but had a desire to expand my professional career and my business.
To what community cause or charity are you most committed and why? Dust and Mop is a partner of Cleaning for a Reason (cleaningforareason.org), which provides free cleanings to women who are undergoing treatment for any type of cancer.
If you could change one thing about the Triangle, what would it be? I would like to see more groups and mentoring for women entrepreneurs to discuss real business issues – human resources, managing, financing, professional growth, etc.
If you didn’t have your current job, what would your ideal career be? I always jokingly say I am “unmanageable” after being a business owner for over five years. However, if I was in another career, I would probably be a detective. I enjoy reading people and solving challenging situations.
What female business leader do you admire most? Debbie Sardone, founder of Cleaning for a Reason. I met Debbie about a month after starting Dust and Mop. I knew within 10 minutes of talking to her over the phone that I had to hire her as my coach and consultant. Debbie played a key role in building Dust and Mop into what it is today.
What is your secret talent? I am a really good singer – when I am in my car, alone! Seriously, I am a very up-front person, I have many talents, but they are not secrets.