A friend asked Connie Georges to help her clean some of her properties in 2007. That's how it all began. After losing her father the same year and battling depression beacuse of it, Georges decided that she wanted to clean for a living. "I'm one out of 20 people who know how to clean," Georges said. Simply Special Cleaning Services has grown over the past four years to provide Georges' clients with all types of home cleaning. I recently sat down with Connie to talk about her business.
Patch: What is the best aspect about owning Simply Special Cleaning Services?
Connie: I'm able to flex hours for myself and my staff. I enjoy helping people, especially moms that are now having to get out and work. It's nice to provide a pleasant and safe environment for my customers and my employees.
Patch: What is the most challenging aspect of owning your own business?
Connie: Sometimes people don't know how to handle my hourly rate. It scares them a little bit so I have to explain to them that I have professionally trained my people to speed clean. I use the Jeff Campbell philosophy. You start from the top to bottom and left to right. We just clean. We touch it once and don't touch it twice.
Patch: What makes Simply Special unique?
Connie: We're one of 33 partners in Georgia that participates in Cleaning for a Reason, which provides services to those people who are battling cancer so we give back to our community. We also color coordinate our cleaning so we don't cross contaminate different areas of our clients' homes. We like to use green products but I will use Clorox and Lysol for the bathroom areas. I call it common sense cleaning. We also work with our customers, we appreciate our customers and we look out for our customers. We like to go a little above and beyond so it's a little bit more than just cleaning.
Patch: What makes the Lilburn community special?
Connie: I love Lilburn. Lilburn has some great people and I love working with the small businesses. The people are great here. Even though the city is kind of large it still has a small town feel to it.
Simply Special Cleaning Services is available by appointment. For more information check out http://www.helpwithcleaning.com/