In 1986, Volker partnered with a friend to start Aview Window Cleaning, which was sold in the early 1990s. This company still operates in Winnipeg.
After working in a family restaurant in Winnipeg, he designed and managed Roasting House Coffee Company in Corydon Village with twelve employees for two years.
After a short stint as camp cook in Northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan for a drilling exploration camp, he moved with his wife to Hillside Beach, where he started his own company. Quiet Pines Window Cleaning offered window cleaning, carpet cleaning, floor polishing and specialized cleaning services to the Eastern Beaches area for over a decade. That company was then sold to Picture Perfect Window Cleaning which still operates it.
Volker and his wife have now moved to the Steinbach area, and so begins Steinbach Janitorial.