Custom Maids

We recently reviewed Custom Maids located in Lubbock and Amarillo, Texas. What struck us is their severe lack of creativity related to their website. It seriously looks like it was designed 50 years ago and hasn’t been updated since. We wanted to have them clean a 4 bedroom 2 bath house and upon visiting their website were instructed to call in for a quote. When we called in we got a voicemail. We called again and got an operator asking what city and state we lived in. After that we were transferred yet again to another person who said that she would come out and give us a free quote. Seriously? This was already turning into a bigger more cumbersome process than we first imagined. What should have taken a mere 60 seconds now would take 4 hours! And so the discussion begins – why do cleaning companies still operate on an old framework? A framework that is cumbersome, time consuming, and chock full of things that waste your time?

One suggestion we have is that everyone should read Tim Ferris’s “The 4-Hour Workweek“. There needs to be a sea-change come about that transforms the way that these companies do business. Long gone should be the days of calling in for free quotes. IMO any industry that requires a call in for a quote can be disrupted by some type of fixed based pricing or other structure. For example, the lawn mowing/landscape industry is a potential fit for this type of thinking. One could price based on small, medium, large, and extra large yards! Ok enough of that, I don’t want reveal all of my secrets, but one could potentially make alot of $$$ doing this!

One company we know of that is doing something alone these lines is lawn tribe! A quick google search should bring you the info you are looking for!

The Honest Company

So one of our most favorite companies is The Honest Company. This company was founded by Jessica Alba with the mission to design safe, sustainable, eco-friendly baby products. Not only are their products beautiful but they are also effective. Our favorite product right now is the multi-surface cleaner. It is a non-toxic, safe product that is safe to use in your own baby’s room 🙂

Here is a quote from Jessica Alba regarding her company: “When I became a mom, I finally became the person I am, that I always should have been,” she says. “It’s the most satisfying job in the world. But, it can also be overwhelming and confusing. I created The Honest Company to help moms and to give all children a better, safer start.”

Until next time!

New Maid Company innovating

To find out more about this new company at www.maidinamarillo.com #1 Maid service and house cleaning company in Amarillo, Texas.

 

Alot of positive reviews are springing up from a city in the northern panhandle of Texas called Amarillo. The company called Maid In Amarillo, was started towards the end of August 2015 with the goal of simplicity in mind. The founder, James Compton, told us that after calling on several maid service companies to come clean his home and having to ask for several quotes and cut through red-tape just to get house cleaned, had the idea to start his own cleaning company and make it simple. He along with a team of programmers, developed the software that enables customers to book and pay for their home cleaning directly from the comfort of their home. James told me “anyone can book and pay for their appointment in less than 6o seconds”. In addition, Maid In Amarillo is venturing into the commercial and construction cleaning areas as well. James advised me “we have the ability to scale and ramp our worker numbers up significantly in a short period of time depending on workload”. Oh did I mention he speaks fluent Spanish and Portuguese? This is a potent combination and seems like he is setting himself up for some big time success!