Ehsan Rezaei: A Clean Opportunity
By James Florence, Diamond Certified Resource Reporter
PETALUMA — Ehsan Rezaei had often dreamed of running his own business, but he never imagined it would be a house cleaning franchise. “My younger brother, Hesam, and I had been talking about starting a business together,” he recounts. “Originally, we thought about running a restaurant franchise, but one day he called and told me about a house cleaning franchise he’d found. I didn’t know anything about house cleaning, but it seemed like a good opportunity and we decided to give it a shot. In 2013, we opened the Sonoma County branch of Molly Maid. It took some time to get fully acquainted with the industry, but once I got the hang of things, I really liked it.”
Today, as owner of Molly Maid of Sonoma County, he says his favorite part of his job is the daily diversity. “One thing I enjoy about the house cleaning business is the fact that every day is different. You’re not stuck in the same place; rather, you’re constantly visiting different houses and interacting with different people, so it never gets dull.”
A resident of Petaluma (where he lives with his wife, Samineh), Ehsan spends his time outside of work engaged in a variety of pastimes. “I enjoy playing sports, swimming and working out at the gym,” he details. “My wife and I also like hiking, camping, going to the beach and trying new restaurants in the city.”
In his life and career, Ehsan espouses the virtues of paying it forward. “I believe that you receive by giving,” he explains. “When you help others and do good in the world, that good tends to come back to you in some way. In regard to my business, this means going the extra mile to make customers happy and doing the best possible job we can for them. When we do this, that good comes back to us in the form of repeat business and referrals.”
When asked the first thing he’d do if he were to retire tomorrow, Ehsan says he would travel. “I would visit some places I’ve never been to and just see more of the world. I think I’d actually start here in the United States. I haven’t seen a lot of this country, so I’d probably take my wife on a road trip.”
Ask Me Anything!
Q: What’s your favorite TV show?
A: The Daily Show With Trevor Noah.
Q: Music or talk radio?
A: Talk radio.
Q: Are you an early bird or a night owl?
A: An early bird.
Q: What’s your favorite restaurant?
A: Ryoko’s Japanese Restaurant & Bar in San Francisco.
Q: Do you collect anything?
A: I collect antiques. Whether it’s an old radio or a classic car, I really like things from the past.
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