Timothy Smith, a US Army veteran, served in Iraq in 2004 when road side bombs were the weapons of choice for insurgents. He now owns a small business that employs 40 veterans.
ST. LOUIS – When the day bends down to night, the stars are not the only things that shine.
After-hours are working hours for Patriot Commercial Cleaning.
“We start from top to bottom,” said CEO Timothy Smith. “We’ll disinfect all the restrooms, we’ll vacuum the floors, take out all the trash.”
Smith never thought he’d be a small-business owner but he started the company after ending a previous career.
“When I first got out of the military in 2007, it was hard for me to find employment,” Smith said. “I couldn’t find a job for about six months.”
Smith, a US Army veteran, served in Iraq in 2004 when road side bombs were the weapons of choice for insurgents.
“Back then,” he said, “we didn’t …
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