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CATEGORY: Woman Entrepreneur of the Year
Amal Bitar Abi-Khalil | https://drainaidlebanon.com/

Votes: 1659

Company Description:

DRAIN AID is a company that provides unblocking and cleaning services for drains using advanced equipment in order to get the best solution in the shortest time without the need to break and excavate to reach the blockage. Electro-Mechanical Spring machine and high-pressure backflow Waterjets that penetrates in the lines are used, followed by a penetrating Camera to view that blockage is completely removed.

Established in 2004, DRAIN AID is a pioneer in that sector in Lebanon and an expert in providing efficient and affordable services.
This environmental friendly solution is used in residential houses, buildings, restaurants, malls, hospitals, hotels and public spaces…. Some are done as a preventive cleaning to avoid emergency interventions.

Entrepreneur Biography:

Amal, DRAIN AID’s founder and CEO, is a woman in her late 50’s.  Hard work, perseverance and perfectionism are the core values she shares with her co-workers.

Her first job was as a flight attendant, a carrier she couldn’t combine with a family life. After her two daughter graduated she felt ready to start her own business in the drain-cleaning field with the support of her family.

It was a challenge for a woman, nevertheless, her determination gave birth to the company in 2004.

After some ads in newspapers, she drove her private car with some start up equipment and a helper and accomplished few jobs. The increase in demand encouraged her to take her business to another level.  She travelled to the UK and USA to purchase bigger machines and undertook trainings and workshops. Today, Drain Aid includes four working vans and ten employees she trained.

Challenging a men’s field of work was a given, thanks to Amal’s social and friendly approach and communication skills as well as her management expertness. Obstacles, similarly to blocked drains, are never seen as deadlocks, Amal is always motivated by the challenges inherent to her job which she overcomes and treats with fluidity and ease!

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