The trained experts from Victory Cleaning Services believe that hiring someone else to clean your house should yield a feeling of freedom. That's why they wage war against dust and filth without requiring customers to sign a service contract, opting instead to sweep through on a one-time basis or as often as the customer likes. Basic or deep-down cleanings reclaim kitchens, bathrooms, common areas, and walkways, whittling down customer to-do lists and according them more free time to mess up the homes of their friends and neighbors.
Don and Donna Maines opened Green Thumb Markets in 1971, where they began cultivating buds alongside their young son, David. Though Don and Donna have retired, visitors can still spot David, his wife, and his four boys working in their greenhouse. They tend geraniums, prune roses, and discuss customers’ gardening concerns and methods for keeping lazy poets from using their roses as similes. Giant hanging baskets dangle from the ceiling, the electrically hued, trumpet-shaped blossoms of petunias spilling forth and tangling with ivy geraniums. On the ground, colorful rows of perennials, annuals, and vegetables thrive alongside a variety of topsoils, compost, and environmentally friendly mulches.
The Maines family also runs an onsite bakery, which they stock with their own homemade ice cream, cookies, and pies.