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Black Enterprise Magazine Feature – Chicago Franchise owner survives through pandemic, here’s how

    Nasuta Mabwa


    In the world of franchising “Restoration” is all about restoring property after a small or large disaster—water, flooding, fire, smoke, mold, and even hoarding. Essentially, bringing a property back to its original condition, pre-disaster. For more than 65 years, the ServiceMaster Restore© has provided Janitorial, Commercial Cleaning, and Restoration services, all over the world.

    This business sector has traditionally been owned and operated by white males, but Nasutsa Mabwa is a front runner in helping to change that. With an impressive résumé in both urban planning and business, Mabwa holds a Master of Arts degree in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois-Chicago and a Master of Business Administration degree with a real estate development concentration from Roosevelt University.

    Read the full interview with Nancy E. Williams here


    • 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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