Born in Vietnam, Diem Tran moved to America when she was a young girl. She split her time between studying business management and working at a large cleaning service until she decided to combine the two efforts into her own company: Simply Maid Home.
Today, Diem dispatches a team of insured, bonded, and background-checked technicians to tidy up homes and offices. Her worldly background has inspired her to care for the environment, and she arms her team with earth-friendly cleaning solvents that swipe away grime and clean up oil spills in bathtubs. When they aren't cleaning interiors or polishing windows, Diem’s technicians give back to the community by partnering with Cleaning for Heroes, an organization that provides cleaning assistance to veterans.
When beginning her own cleaning service, the founder of Greenforce Clean Team wanted to do more than simply tidy up living rooms. Cleaning her client's homes had to go hand-in-hand with keeping the environment healthy, both inside the house and out. This standard of eco-responsibility influences every aspect of the team's methods, including their exclusive use of biodegradable, nontoxic products and the purchase of carbon credits to offset their gas usage. Their dedication to eco-friendly cleaning has gained Greenforce the praise of the San Francisco edition of Daily Candy, numerous corporate clients, and squirrels that leave thank-you notes carved in acorns.
The uniformed techs from Lexie's Window Cleaning have been washing windows and focusing on customer service since the late '80s. Each time they step into a home, they protect furniture and floors from splatters and suds. Outside, they ascend ladders to clean upper stories and pressure wash surfaces such as siding and concrete.
When Angel Trejo of Angel Cleaners swoops into messy homes, he shows up prepared to go toe-to-toe with grime in many contexts. Armed with green cleaning supplies, Angel scrubs counters, cleans floors, shines tabletops, and wipes the inside of windows. Angel is generally able to tidy houses in about six hours, or the time it takes to recite the Gettysburg Address just 180 times.
Window Genie restores sullied residences to spotless states with a comprehensive array of cleaning and preventive services. The company’s experienced technicians absolve windows of dirt and smudges by hand, employing squeegees to polish out-of-reach panes and gloves to catch pies catapulted from warring neighbors’ backyards. Windows also benefit from an optically clear tint technicians can apply in a variety of shades to repel incoming UV rays and protect interiors from fading, heat, and glare.
Window Genie’s deck-cleaning and pressure-washing services help keep house exteriors pristine, and technicians seal decks, clean gutters, and install durable gutter filters to ensure year-round protection from debris, snow, and water-sliding squirrels.
As the name suggests, the technicians at Just Windows have only one focus. Founder and owner Richard Rogers started out simple, toting around a bucket and squeegee to local businesses and cleaning their windows. From there, the business has exploded over the last dozen years—his fully bonded and insured company now services more than 6,000 homes and commercial high-rises each year. Technicians truck their equipment to homes, cleaning the interiors and exteriors of windows, power-washing, and even emptying out gutters.