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ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons President Receives Women in Business Award

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    ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons is thrilled to announce that our president, Nasutsa Mabwa, was honored at The Business Ledger’s 20th Annual Influential Women in Business Awards and Recognition Event last Friday.  Nasutsa joins over 350 women who have been recognized at the event over the past 20 years as she was presented with an award for the outstanding work she’s done in the suburban Chicago area as a female executive here at ServiceMaster.


    In addition to Nasutsa, the awards ceremony honored 20 other local women who “excel in business, civic and personal arenas,” according to a press release from The Business Ledger.  With Rebecca Darr, CEO of WINGS, as the keynote speaker and no shortage of inspirational stories from some of the honorees, the event was a breeding ground for female empowerment.

    Nasutsa was nominated for the award by someone unknown. She’s proud to have been chosen with other “strong women business owners in the area who are balancing running their businesses and their personal lives and trying to succeed in the marketplace.” She added that as women, “We’re trying to handle all those things at the same time.”


    The award is an affirmation of Nasutsa’s accomplishments since she started ServiceMaster in 2013. “We’re getting notice for all the hard work that we’re doing and the fact that we’re one of the few local women-owned disaster restoration companies in the area — and the only black-owned one,” she said.

    And she’s excited about what it means for the company moving forward, too: “It gets our name out there in a broader sense and helps with our brand awareness and our exposure and lets the metropolitan area region know what our company offers in the marketplace.”

    The awards were presented in partnership with the Chicago area chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners.  They were sponsored in part by Focus Capital Advisors, B. Gunther & Company Inc., KPMG/Women’s PGA Championship and Northern Illinois University College of Business.

    ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons is a women-owned and family run company serving Chicago, Oak Park, River Forest, and the North Shore. The business provides disaster restoration services for damages caused by water, fire, flooding, mold remediation, and a wide range of interior specialty cleaning (hoarder/clutter, post construction, carpet & upholstery) to residential and commercial customers residing in Chicago, Oak Park, River Forest and the North Shore. For more information, visit


    • Nasutsa Mabwa

      Nasutsa Mabwa is President of ServiceMaster by Simons, a MBE/WBE City of Chicago and State of Illinois certified firm. She is a 2020 Daily Herald Business Ledger C-Suite awardee, a member of Crain’s Chicago Business 40 under 40 and a 2018 ServiceMaster(c) Achiever Award recipient. She is a Civic Federation Board Member, an Advisory Board Member for as President Elect on the Executive Committee for the Evanston Chamber of Commerce. She is IICRC certified for WRT & FSRT.

      About ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons
      Restoration By Simons is an MBE/WBE certified firm and family-run company serving both Cook and Lake County, Illinois. Recently, the company was awarded a variety of honors, including the SB100 Best of Small Business Award Winner 2021, Bronze Stevie® Award in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year category in the 18th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business, recipient of the 2020 Better Business Bureau's Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics, and the recipient of the 2020 Skokie Business of the Year Award, Honorable Mention Category. Restoration By Simons provides disaster restoration services including water and flood damage restoration, fire and smoke damage restoration, mold remediation, to residential and commercial customers in both Cook and Lake County IL.

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