Ken's career as a General Electric Mechanical Engineer took his family away from the Philadelphia Area 20 years ago to South Carolina and Upstate New York. Ken was a high-achiever at GE, where he earned his Six Sigma Green Belt, graduated the Edison Engineering Development Program, was awarded stock options for excellence and groomed for upper management. He was trained by GE to Design For Six Sigma, which incorporates statistical tools, engineering analysis, and empirical research to achieve near-perfect design quality (less than 6 defects per million opportunities).
Ken's utopian world was crushed a few years into his GE career as the corporate world demanded him to prioritize work over family in order to succeed to the level he desired. This stirred up the entrepreneur bug. Ken & Teresa started 3 side hustles while still at GE including an MLM business, small bridal boutique, and cleaning company. Ken added more business leadership skills to his GE training as well as people & customer service training. GE gave Ken the pink slip in 2005 and the young family with 1 baby at the time went full-time into Carfagno Cleaning.
For the next 12 years, the Carfagnos completed their family with 4 boys and 1 daughter and built their cleaning company to yield the ultimate flexiblity so Ken & Teresa could live out their values of family and faith. During this time, Ken applied the basic laws of supply & demand and incorporated his engineering and Six Sigma analytical training to develop the ISO Model, which is responsible for Ken's success as an optimized solo cleaning specialist.
In 2016, Ken began teaching his ISO Model to solo cleaning owners. One of those students purchased his first solo cleaning business in Upstate New York and the Carfagnos moved back home to Philly in 2018. Ken started the Solo Cleaning School Podcast in 2019 while building his second solo cleaning company. This podcast has been downloaded over 10,000 times in all 50 states and 6 continents.
Today, Ken invests his time with his wife and kids, his church, his Solo Cleaning School & SMART Cleaning Tribe members, and in building his new optimized solo cleaning business in the Philly Area to his next SMART goal.