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Josh Goeke, Window Ninja Window Washing LLC
Josh Goeke, Window Ninja Window Washing LLC

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Window Ninja Window Washing LLC
Josh Goeke opened window-washing service Window Ninja Window Washing LLC on May 5. About three years ago, Goeke spent a year and a half working for another window-washing service. Operating from his home, Goeke said he washes windows primarily for downtown businesses, including Gelato Mio. Goeke and his wife invested around $1,000 to start Window Ninja. The standard charge for window-washing is $25 to $35 an hour, he said, and factors include window size and height, space and obstacles. Hours: By appointment. Phone: (417) 368-3201.

Orange Leaf of Springfield LLC

Oklahoma City-based franchisees Paul Brown and Vance Brown opened Orange Leaf of Springfield LLC on June 30 at 1368 E. Republic Road. Customers select from 16 flavors of frozen yogurt and toppings such as fruit, candy, nuts and cereals for 33 cents per ounce. Vance Brown said he chose Springfield because few yogurt-concept stores existed. “We also heard that Springfield was an ideal test market for new franchises,” Brown said. Orange Leaf franchise fees are $25,000, plus monthly royalty and advertising fees. Brown said sites are being considered for two more stores in Springfield and in other Missouri cities. Orange Leaf operates 36 stores. Springfield store manager Mendy Massey said the company started in California before moving to Oklahoma City via an acquisition. Flavors include vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, cheesecake, peanut butter, mango, blueberry and lemon. Hours: 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon–9 p.m. Sunday. Phone: (417) 888-2050.

Snake ‘N’ Rooter
Snake ‘N’ Rooter, a drain-cleaning and plumbing company, opened June 1 at 3343 S. Goldenrod in Ozark. The Lee’s Summit-based company offers 24-hour, seven-day-a-week service to the southwest Missouri area from its Ozark location, according to founder Jeff Barefoot. The company has served Lee’s Summit and Lawrence and Topeka, Kan., since opening in 1991, and Barefoot said he was approached by a handful of customers who told him Springfield and Branson would be a good location to open a store. “I did some research, and I really thought it would take off,” Barefoot said. “It’s been a little slow to start.” Barefoot used savings from Barefoot Inc. to open the Ozark shop, buying the building for an undisclosed price. Pervis Ewer manages the Ozark location. Hours: By appointment. Phone: Springfield service, (417) 893-3300; Branson service, (417) 690-6900.

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