Today is Our 31st Anniversary
Looking back, it seems hard to believe that exactly 31 years ago today, I was cleaning my very first home. I was terrified! Cleaning my own home was one thing. I always kept a relatively clean home, but to clean for someone else seemed scary. What if I wasn’t good enough? I didn’t know anything about the science of cleaning. As they say now, I didn’t know what I didn’t know. But “Bunny” was pleased with my work and hired Custom Maid on a regular basis. Wow! One client! I still remember everything about that home from the blue shower to the green sofa. I never could have predicted then that I would still be at it 31 years later.
What Does Our Anniversary Mean?
I look back, on this anniversary, and think about the hundreds, probably thousands of women who have worked at Custom Maid over the years. Many of them have been single mothers. Some have been grandmothers. All of them have been hard workers and team players. Many of the women who have worked with us became life long friends. On this anniversary I wonder what became of some of them. My first employee, Janet; my power team for over ten years, Mary Beth and Cindy. I’m Face Book friends with Carol and Anita and Andi and Mimi.
I’m proud that Custom Maid has pumped hundreds of thousands of dollars back into the local economy in Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Chesapeake. I’m also very proud that we participate with Cleaning for a Reason and that means we clean for free for women who are undergoing treatment for cancer. I am proud that we now know the science behind cleaning and understand the best way to care for our clients’ homes. This is National Small Business Week and Custom Maid is proud to be a (very) small part of that important movement.
A Big Thank You
Thanks to all of our clients, past and present . You have made us what we are. We appreciate your continued loyalty.
We are looking forward to the next 31 years!