The family-owned company includes Alvin Brown, his long-time partner and new bride, Amanda, and his oldest brother, Albert.
The business offers a variety of services that include gutter cleaning, mowing services, lawn care, real estate cleanout, and assisting seniors with errand running as well as nonmedical CNA support.
“You name it, we do it,” Alvin said.
Alvin is no novice entrepreneur. To support his family, which included 16 brothers and sisters, Alvin opened his first business–a lucrative used car lot in Chicago–at age 18.
“I was determined to help my family. I wanted to make sure we were able to pay bills and get ahead,” he said. “From there, I was determined to stay on top.”
Alvin says negative experiences with well-known employers in the region over the years motivated him to return to his entrepreneurial roots.
The Browns are committed to making a positive community-wide impact, as evidenced by their sponsorship of several local events. Alvin said that a future goal is to teach community youth about entrepreneurship.
Right now, Errands and More has clients in Oshkosh, Menasha, Winneconne, Appleton, and Fox Crossing. A future goal for the business is to expand its footprint in the Fox Valley and into the Green Bay area.
For a limited time, Fox Cities Errands and More is running a 20% discount on Fall clean-ups and a $10 discount for new referrals to snow removal clients.