By putting a spotlight on and empowering two groups of people that are generally ignored, immigrants and cleaners, I believe we can bring a lot more good!
Several years ago, I was a penniless immigrant lost and confused in the bustling streets of Baltimore. Now, I’m happily established as an entrepreneur, speaker, author, and father to two adorable daughters. Some say the American dream is unreachable for an immigrant like me. I say otherwise. Was it easy? Absolutely not. Can the path be replicated? Absolutely yes.
Philanthropy takes many shapes and sizes, and for me, it’s about giving back to the community, helping out where I can, and sharing my experiences so that others may learn from my mistakes and challenges.
After going through a grueling journey from being a broke immigrant lost in a culturally shocking America to the entrepreneur that I am now, I felt that I needed to give something back to the community and wanted to focus on making a difference in the lives of others. I have since become a frequent guest speaker in podcasts and events that tackle immigrant-related themes and the cleaning industry. I also donate regularly to various cause-based organizations including Clean Water Charity, Children’s Miracle Network, and UNICEF.
Now, I’m happily established as an entrepreneur, speaker, author, and father to two adorable daughters.
How do I want to be remembered?
I’ve made my way through the US immigration system, social services, job market, financial system, and culture – working my way from being a wide-eyed immigrant to the entrepreneur I am now. I want to pay my good fortune forward by sharing my experiences so that other immigrants can more easily navigate the journey that I once took. Read more
I’ve been in the cleaning industry since 2005, both as a cleaner and a business owner, and I’ve seen how laborious it still is for customers to conveniently hire a cleaner and for cleaners to maintain a steady stream of income. Together with friends, I founded KleenUp – a marketplace for on-demand a la carte cleaning services. Read more
Where else do I invest
my time & energy?
Does any of this resonate with you?
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How did I get here?
Picture a day when narratives completely shift and paying forward for an immigrant is now a new norm.
Imagine when cleaners and janitors are happier and thus more productive simply because their voices are finally being heard.
My impact on others
As a corporate citizen, AsrorJon is ensuring that Interworld Cleaning is giving back to the community. The company actively supports homeless veterans through the Maryland Center for Veterans Education & Training as well as international clean water initiatives through Charity Water. AsrorJon’s leadership and passion is commendable, and he is inspiring entrepreneurship in minority communities here in Maryland and across the country.Jimmy RheeSpecial Secretary, Governor’s Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs
I have watched Jon grow from an ambitious entry-level office administrator with an aspirational work ethic at my company into a determined and successful entrepreneur who is passionate about helping the community and those around him.Jon has been a great source of pride to me as his former boss and mentor, and a great inspiration to me as a person.Kirsten Brecht BakerCEO, Jeenie Inc
Jon has come full circle from immigrant to U.S. citizen working hard every day helping and giving back to the community he serves. He is a mentor and coach for new immigrant entrepreneurs.Roger A. CamposFounder/Chairman, Minority Business RoundTable
In the years I have known Jon, he has faced many business and personal challenges and learning what is important in both worlds. Besides being a successful businessman, he is a writer and believes in giving back. Since Haiti’s earthquake, he began regularly donating to nonprofits such as Unicef, Clean Water Charity, Children's Miracle Network, and other select (one-off) causes/organizations. His organizations hire and shop locally. He is passionate about helping assimilate many immigrants with their families and mentoring/coaching them to become business owners.Beth NowellCEO, Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce
Asrorjon maintains genuine close connection with minority communities living in the Baltimore metropolitan area that speak Uzbek, Ukrainian, Russian, Moldovan, Tajik, Kazakh, Kyrgyz and Turkmen languages. He is very active in their community events and helps community members build and successfully run their businesses. I also know that he established and has been running business growth and development groups with several minority business owners, which includes regular masterminds, business growth retreats and bi-weekly lunchesMirakmal NiyazmatovManaging Attorney, Langar Law Firm
Jon’s story is a brave story of overcoming adversity to become successful in a short period without compromising his values and deep commitment to helping others. Jon has managed to become a source of inspiration to others, leading by example on how to start from literally nothing and become successful.Jose HernandezManaging Member, FIX Contractors
Jon treats employees as human beings and puts their well-being above other business concerns. He accommodates wherever possible and goes beyond the requirements of law to practice good ethics.Joshua E. HoffmanAttorney
Jon has the “grit” and determination to make something out of nothing. He has the personality and character traits that it takes to be a successful entrepreneur, a trailblazer, a community champion, and an overall good person. All the businesses Jon has created are designed and intended to help people and to give back to the community.Jim RiesDirector of Business Development, Offit Kurman Attorneys At Law
In my professional dealings with Jon, I have found him to be incredibly honest and true to his word. Real estate transactions are sometimes difficult and come with surprises, but Jon consistently showcases a high morale compass, even if it comes at his expense. His professionalism shines amid adversity, and I have the utmost trust in how he operates. Real estate investors are often labeled as untrustworthy; however, Jon excels in redefining that stigma.Ben GarnerOwner, 212 Realty
Mr. Shukurov as the owner of Interworld Cleaning Inc is and has been employing local residents over past years which contributes to the economy and development of the State of Maryland.Anvar M. Izbakiev, CPAAmeritax Accounting
I remember how hard everything was financial, I used to work 15-17 hours 7 days a week, and my financial situation wouldn’t get better. One day I met Asrorjon Shukurov, he gave me his advice and guide of all the process to change my life. Five years later I am the owner of an established company with my own employees and more time for my family thanks to now that I have a better financial situation.Michael ChinchinillaOwner, LGA Cleaning
In many ways, Jon’s story exemplifies the classic immigrant tale. He worked incredibly hard to go from being a cleaning service employee to owning his own cleaning company. He has handled his growing success, and all its demands, with great positivity and maturity.Devin VailPresident,Vail Interactive
I have been working with Interworld Cleaning Company for 3 years. I learned a lot of processes and was taught how to make independently contract with customers. While working with them, I was able to make tuition fees from school and increase my English. Asrorjon advised me to do my own business after knowing my mobility, nowadays I have my own LLC cleaning company.Oyatillo AkhmedovOwner, Oyatillo GCS, LLC