With warmer temperatures right around the corner, the thoughts of many people turn to spring cleaning. And that is as right as an April rain for Maryann Dougherty, owner of the local cleaning company call Neat Fleet. This Valencia-based company offers services that run the gamut from residential and commercial cleaning to painting and even some pet sitting.
“Anything our clients need, we take it upon ourselves to do it, she said. “We just have the mentality that whatever people need, we want to help them to accomplish it in their homes.” Dougherty, who said the company has operated under the name Mr. & Mrs. Clean since 1996, said Neat Fleet can’t personally do the work, it contracts with other local companies to get the job done. The company is in the process of franchising the business and needed to make the name change, Dougherty said.
In addition to cleaning, Neat Fleet does handyman work and even some babysitting. It contracts for services including landscaping, plumbing, and carpet installation for customers who are looking for those services. Dougherty said the company’s typical customers are two-parent working families that often find themselves in need of some kind of help around the house.
Unlike some other cleaning services, Dougherty said Neat Fleet does not require an ongoing contract. “We figure our customers know what they need and what they can afford,” she said.
Whether it’s for cleaning after a home remodeling project, a recent move, or for that annual spring-cleaning, Dougherty said the Neat Fleet staff is not afraid to get their hands dirty. “We get the toothbrush and get in the corners to do the job right,” she said.
The above article appeared in
Kids n' Cranberry Magazine - April 2004