Brandishing their own supplies and sporting customized Holly’s Way bandanas, Holly’s Way Property Cleaning’s staffers arrive and immediately narrow their gazes on dirt and grime. The insured cleaners, who have all passed background checks, are no strangers to life's more unpleasant messes. In addition to basic-housekeeping tasks, they offer hoarder assistance to evacuate and manage excess belongings as well as filth tackling, during which they take on more-severe targets such as garbage, odors, and swarming insects. Leveraging 20 combined years of cleaning experience, the staff lends equal sanitary finesse to carpets, laundry, and dishes and stands behind all of its work with a 24-hour guarantee and a dirt-zapping ray gun.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Brands Used: Biodegradable products, safe with pets and kids
Pro Tip: From the first moment they will know about the job process [and] what to expect; no hidden fees.
Gene Olson of Gene's Janitorial Service, Inc. started his cleaning business with just one employee: himself. After years of working in the commercial cleaning business, Gene decided to take the reins and forge his own career path, beginning with a dozen clients in 1995. As he continued to broaden his skill set, including obtaining OSHA certification, he began to receive more phone calls from clients in need of a thorough cleaning service. More than 15 years later, Gene is still at the helm of his cleaning service, personally completing his clients' house, office, or retail cleaning projects, or sending one of his trained family members dressed in his clothes. Their cleaning services range from short, hour long sessions that spruce up living rooms and kitchens, to comprehensive building services that include window cleaning, pressure washing, and floor stripping.
The professional installers and flooring experts at Division 9 Floors stock their warehouse with a range of hardwood, laminates, vinyl, and carpeting. They get to know the needs of each individual before guiding them through the oft-overwhelming processes of sifting through endless styles and brands of flooring to arrive at an optimal selection for their home. With flooring picked out, technicians are ready to begin the installation process as soon as the next day, or whenever clients have finished composing a Dear John letter to their shag carpet in muddy shoeprints.
Selena, owner of Maid Service To You, has a pretty busy life. She splits time between running a business, raising children, writing, and acting. In her hectic schedule, Selena sought a great maid service to help her out, and when she couldn't find a consistent, reliable business, she decided to start one instead.
Selena and her team of cleaners commit themselves to doing the job right, time and again. Selena likens the feeling of walking into a room her team has just cleaned to that of visiting a model home. She says she truly enjoys "giving people a break and a chance to be pampered in their own home."
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Most popular offering: $75 for two hours of cleaning
Nadeau characterizes its furniture as "with a soul" because it's true artisan work: handcrafted from wood rather than mass-produced from gasket pylons. Showcase fine china and live gerbils in a mahogany regal glass-door cabinet ($372), or in a hefty, finely trimmed narrow bookcase with drawer ($197). Or, display a new moving picture box on a bobbin leg console table ($116). Furniture comes in a myriad of stains and colors, and many pieces are one-of-a-kind. Nadeau's ever-changing inventory includes a variety of sturdy dining room tables and chairs. Prices and selection may vary due to rotating inventory, but pieces are always fully assembled and ready to welcome any tuckered torso or mound of toothbrushes.