The company started in the Summer of 2011. Christina, the owner, worked at a medical billing company and was laid off due to the economy's decline in the fall of 2010. The small business she was working for was making. Right before her lay off, she just found out that her Father in Law was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. She made a choice to take a sabbatical, while she helped care for Mr. Oscar Hasegawa Sr. He passed just 4 months after his diagnosis. This was their (Christina, Oscar & children's) first experience of death of a close relative that they loved dearly.
This rocked the family causing Christina to reflect on her life deeply, and on all the events that just took place so suddenly. It made her think about life and what really mattered to her. She decided it was time to change her career and do something that is meaningful in a way that would help people and would give her a flexible schedule to spend more quality time with her family as well as make an honest living. Entrepreneurship was something she always dreamed of, and stimulating the economy by creating jobs in the recession was a goal, so she made a list of things she could do and was good at.
After lots of research she decided to get into the cleaning industry, and with hard work she created her first start up company. JACS was born 7/11/11 and officially launched in September of 2011 after their move to the East Bay Area from Monterey Bay. Her husband Oscar joined JACS after he made a big decision to resign from the News Station KSBW-TV to join his wife and the family business. He has been so supportive and works extremely hard to help grow the business and operate it. Without his support this would not have been possible.
Oscar and Christina have been together since Dec 2003, they were 18 & 20 when they met. They have two daughters Jeweleah & Alijah, which is where the initials J & A come from, and 2 corgi doges. The Hasegawa Family loves to spend their free time gaming or in nature and with family and friends enjoying the simple life. They have been supportive in the community hosting fundraisers for UCSF Benioff Childrens' Hospital in Oakland, to collecting food donations for the Alameda County Community Food Bank during Summer and holidays, or helping the City of Hayward in the Annual Hayward Cleanup as well as adopting families with FESCO. They have a passion to help people in anyway they can.