LEARN ABOUT US
We are a Neighborhood Maintenance Company
Foot Soldiers, LLC is a certified Minority Business Enterprise (Yes, we're Black-owned). We relieve property management tasks including sweeping, trash/recycling removal, hallway cleaning & snow removal. We serve homeowners and property managers. See our reviews, our services, learn about us, and choose us to be your provider for your Brooklyn snow clearing needs.
Serving townhouses and businesses in neighborhoods in and around Bed-Stuy
A world where communities are maintained through praying families.
Use brooms, prayers, and families to clean communities.
In 2016, PRG stopped the cleaning program. Members of the nonprofit separated, and the Foot Soldiers, LLC property maintenance was formed.
In 2000, a childhood friend of Barnabas Uba Shakur (Foot Soldiers Owner) was accused and found guilty of a crime. Only 19 at the time of his arrest and a member of a notorious street gang called the Bloods, he was given a life sentence. Upon his friend's conviction, Barnabas was devastated and decided to create change. In 2003, at the age of 23, he founded a nonprofit organization called Bed Stuy's Project Re-Generation, Inc. (PRG) to help teens from his neighborhood not fall victim to the same circumstance.
Note from the owner
I'm Barnabas Uba Shakur, from Bainbridge Street and Saratoga (before it was cool :-)). I spent most of my life in this neighborhood. As a kid, I cleaned the apartment building I lived in and shoveled snow to make money. My friends (soldiers) and I knocked on doors, walking miles in the freezing cold to find customers. As I matured, I started a business and found better, more efficient ways to help my neighbors and their maintenance needs. We understand the need for our community to have a local property maintenance company that provides reliable sweeping, trash, and snow removal services. We've been providing professional maintenance services for 20 years. Addicted to perfection, each year we get better at what we do! We're located in the neighborhood, and it's best to click a link to learn more about snow removal or recurring maintenance. See all the neighborhoods we serve here.
In the News
A variety of News broadcasts and publications have spotlighted Foot Soldiers' leadership including, but not limited to Pix11, NY1, BCAT, NY Times, Daily News, AMNY, Brooklyn USA, Commerce News, Our Time Press, Volvo, and Daily Challenge. In addition, since the Foot Soldier's inception, its social purpose model and leadership have been recognized by major organizations, including Andrew Goodman’s Foundation; Toyota 100 Cars for Good Finalist; CNN Hero of the week Nominee; Independence Community Foundation; Do Gooder Award Finalist; New Yorker of the Week – NY1; Nonprofiteer of the Year – Young Nonprofits Professionals Network; NYC Mayor and Snapple’s “Best People in NYC"; “For Outstanding Commitment to Entrepreneurship” – Emerging Business Leaders’ Summit; Union Square Awardee; “National Social Entrepreneur of the Year” – Oppenheimer Fund; “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” – National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship; Citizen's Committee and Fleet Bank’s “Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Award” and “National Student Entrepreneur of the Year” and National Business Plan Competition Champion 1st place – US Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency.
Foot Soldiers in the Press
Scheduled Non-Service Days
Based on the Sanitation pick-up schedule or Foot Soldier's closure, there will be no or limited services on the following holidays. Foot Soldiers will provide snow removal services if NYC streets are open during the snow season.
New Years Day
Martin Luther King Day & Eve
Presidents' Day Eve
Memorial Day & Eve
Independence Day & Eve
Labor Day & Eve
Columbus Day Eve
Veterans Day & Eve
Thanksgiving Day & Eve
Christmas Day & Eve
New Years Eve