As a locally owned and operated business in Carol Stream, Hang & Shine has strong ties to our community. Mike & Jon Franzone, the owners of Hang & Shine, were both born and raised in Carol Stream; they went to Carol Stream schools their whole lives, even graduating from Glenbard North High School.
Like Mike and Jon, Hang & Shine has its humble beginnings in Carol Stream. It was started after Mike stumbled across an ad for ultrasonic blind cleaning while working for a local carpet cleaning company. The ad helped him recognize a unique need for our community, so after performing some research, he decided to start Hang & Shine Inc. as a blind cleaning operation for local residents. Soon after, Jon, his younger brother, came home from college and joined as his business partner.
In the first two years of business, Mike and Jon would walk fliers door to door every day until the business was off and running. Every morning, they would pick up blinds and bring them back to their parents’ garage in Carol Stream for cleaning before returning them that same evening.
Eventually, the Franzone brothers were able to expand their operations by moving the business out of their parents’ home and into a commercial location with a mobile blind cleaning truck that allowed them to provide their services on-site in their customers’ homes. They also began selling blinds, and have become one of the top retailers for Hunter Douglas window fashions in the Carol Stream area, as well as one of the most recognized and trusted blind sales and blind cleaning companies in the Chicagoland area.