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Busy Bea’s sold to Zeeland firm

February 12, 2016
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Cindy Locklin, left, recently sold Busy Bea’s to Blu Perspective. Cheryl Owen, right, will eventually run the company. Courtesy Busy Bea's

A Grand Rapids-based commercial janitorial business that provides window, floor, carpet and ceramic cleaning services is changing hands.

Busy Bea’s Services was purchased earlier this year by Blu Perspective, which is based in Zeeland, according to Cindy Locklin, Busy Bea’s president and CEO. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Locklin said Busy Bea’s will retain its name and its approximately 70 employees will keep their jobs. She expects the company will continue to grow and Blu Perspective will “be able to take it to the next level.”

Cheryl Owen will serve as the new general manager of Busy Bea’s, working closely with Locklin. Owen will eventually run the company.

Owen has more than 15 years of experience as a vocationally certified business educator with experience in community/career development, as well as technical education. She spent seven years developing and teaching environmental services curriculums.

“I sold because I was excited. They have a similar corporate culture to us. They believe employees are their best asset,” Locklin said.

“I had a couple of companies interested that made offers, but I chose this company because I thought they could ensure the best growth of Busy Bea’s. I’m very excited for the future of Busy Bea’s,” she said.

“Culture” was also the word Corbin Collet, chairman and CEO of Blu Perspective, said attracted him when asked why he wanted to purchase Busy Bea’s. Locklin has built a “phenomenal team,” he said — one he hopes to expand by adding technology for scheduling and customer satisfaction.

“We have a vision to walk hand-in-hand with our new members and to help develop them professionally,” he said.

“Our intentions are again to utilize — they have a unique training system — and learn from what they’ve done.”

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