HSI Along The Years

It’s Small Business Week

May 2nd through May 8th is known as National Small Business Week. This week is a celebration and appreciation of small businesses focusing on emphasizing shopping local and supporting local entrepreneurs. Small businesses have the opportunity to influence the local community, create a loyal customer base, and partner with other small businesses. Here at Home Solutions of Iowa, we pride ourselves on being a small local business in the Waukee community. We have grown so much in our 17 years of business and are eternally grateful for our journey.

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Starting Out As A One Man Show

Before Home Solutions of Iowa was a company, Joe Smith was working for his aunt and uncle in Minnesota learning the processes behind installing LeafGuard® Gutters and GAF Roofing Systems. After finishing college, he decided to take business upon his own hands and open a franchise in Rochester, Minnesota. Realizing he needed a bigger city with a bigger market, Joe moved out to Granger, Iowa.

Starting as a one-man show at the Iowa State Fair, Home Solutions of Iowa eventually grew to become a top company serving over 27,000 homeowners offering exterior home services products. In 2018, Joe Smith moved his headquarters from Granger to Waukee joining a growing city. Established in Waukee for about 3 years now, Home Solutions of Iowa is constantly finding new ways to provide homeowners with exterior home solutions. From starting out as a one-man show at the Iowa State Fair selling LeafGuard® Gutters to providing full exterior home replacement products, Home Solutions of Iowa has exponentially grown as a small local business.

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Small Business Week: Community Contractor

Giving back to the community is one of the important traits they’ve instilled in their business. Donating to a wide array of local organizations including Meals From The Heartland, LLS, Iowa Caregivers, Orchard Place Giving Tree, Waukee Area Christian Services are just a few to name. The two biggest commitments Home Solutions of Iowa instilled in is giving back include growing the love of hockey in Iowa and promoting the Skilled Trades industry.

Joe Smith has a huge love for hockey and growing the sport to youth is very important to him. Home Solutions of Iowa is a sponsor for the Iowa Wild and Des Moines Buccaneers having the opportunity to host multiple events including the Iowa Wild Block Party and Iowa Wild Junior Crash Course. Promoting the Skilled Trades Industry is something Home Solutions of Iowa strives on. Teaching the youth that there are many other options than going to college and still having the opportunity to make a good living is something Home Solutions of Iowa wants to promote.

Thanking Our Customers During Small Business Week

HSI could not be where it is without its loyal customers and wonderful staff. During Small Business Week, we want to thank those who have chosen Home Solutions of Iowa for their exterior home replacement needs. We love being a local business in a growing community. We are always striving to provide better customer service, finding new and improved processes, and living heavily on the small business lifestyle. We take pride in getting to know each of our customers and their stories. It is important for us to find the best solution when it comes to your exterior home needs. We want to extend a thank you to everyone we have worked with. You all have impacted the way we do our business.

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