Business: Started as a residential window cleaning service in upscale Twin Cities neighborhoods, but since has expanded into commercial window washing and franchising.

Founded: 1999

Headquarters: Blaine


Executives: Founder and CEO Jack Ruegsegger and his brother, Joe, chief operating officer

Employees: 18

2007 revenue: $784,000, on track to approach $900,000 this year.

Quote: “I realized that I’d made more in one weekend washing his windows than I’d made in two weeks at his brokerage.” — Jack Ruegsegger, explaining his decision to quit his job as trainee at a Minneapolis stock brokerage and start his own business after spending the weekend washing his boss’ windows.