35 Years of Serving the Mississippi Gulf Coast


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Parks’ Housewashing

Established: 1983

Location: 12445 Canal Rd. Gulfport

No. of Employees: 4-5

Principal/Owner: Alex Parks

How It Started

It is fair to say that when Alex Parks began Parks’ Housewashing service in 1983, he had an open mind about starting a business: he would have tried anything that sounded good to him. And he was willing to move from Meridian, MS to the coast to make his business work.

Parks who had been in retail sales for about 10 years, had been on the lookout for a business venture. He had put the word among his friends and family that he was in the market to strike out on his own in any type of business he believed he could make successful.

“My brother-in-law in Pensacola had this guy come out and wash his house, and he was really impressed with it, ” said Parks. “So he called me and said, ‘ You should come down here and look this guy up.’”

Parks did just that, and he discovered that the house washer in Pensacola custom-modified the trucks used in the business and was willing to customize a truck for Parks.

“I was originally going to do this (business) up in Meridian,” said Parks. “Come to find out, there wasn’t enough of a mildew problem in Meridian. You need to be in a coastal area with saltwater to get more mildew. So my wife and I decided to sell our new house in Meridian and move to Gulfport,” he said. “I had checked it out down here, and there wasn’t anybody doing it (housewashing).” Even though he saw the Coast as an open market for his housewashing service, Parks remembers coming to the Coast as “taking such a big chance.” He and his wife both quit their jobs in Meridian to make the move.

Soon after arriving on the Coast, Parks started an advertising campaign to educate residents on what housewashing is, and, he said, “Business just really took off. I had one little truck, and I was just running around like crazy.” He was a one-man operation in those days and spent his time not only performing his business’s services but also explaining his services.

“Now, I’ve got competitors out there, and people know what housewashing is, but I had to introduce it,” he said. Though it was a difficult task at first, he is proud of being successful at starting such an unknown business.

In the beginning with only 1 truck, Parks Housewashing was 95% residential; today with 3 custom trucks in operation, Parks’ washes condominiums, apartments, and storefronts along the coast. Parks is also a government contractor and washes base-housing as well.

Principles of Our Work


Because we have served the Mississippi Gulf Coast for over 34 years, you can rest assured that our technicians have the experience and knowledge necessary to provide the best care for your home or business.


Parks’ Housewashing is family owned and operated; we have built our success as a company because we believe in keeping promises, we adhere to the highest standards of ethical conduct and provide trustworthy services for our customers.


We are committed to providing the highest value service for the price. You never have to worry if you have received a great deal; your satisfaction is our highest priority and we our prices are competitive in our field.

Timely Service

Our team is always here to help! We will respond to your inquiry in a timely manner and will quickly follow up with your services. We understand that you want your property maintained as soon as possible and we share your passion for keeping your environment clean.