My name is Bryan Klein. I decided to start DropCloth after reading about the plight of U.S. military veterans. More than 220,000 deserving men and women are out of work because the private sector has difficulty recognizing how their skills can be deployed in business. Individuals in the National Guard and Reserve have an even tougher time finding work because employers fear losing Reservists to another deployment.
I ran a successful painting business in the past, and saw DropCloth as a way to use my skills to make a difference. I consciously decided to make DropCloth a for-profit business so veterans could benefit in profit sharing programs and participate in their own success.
Because of our business model, it's perfectly fine with us if veterans need to cycle in and out of our labor pool because of their military or academic commitments. Our hope is that they will always have work with us when they need it.