Home Town CLEaners employs Amish crews that love to clean

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When Home Town CLEaners visits your home, the same hardworking Amish cleaning crew sticks to a protocol created exclusively for you. (Photography: Benjamin Margalit)

By Mary Malik

Kenny Petersen and Daniel Krotz not only own Home Town CLEaners, they also happen to love to clean.

“We know how busy everyone is with work and family life, sometimes cleaning the house is the last thing on a very long to-do list,” says Kenneth. “We’ll take it off your list completely, so you can enjoy precious free time doing what you really love. For most people, that doesn’t involve cleaning. That’s where we come in.”

Kenny and Daniel honed their cleaning skills working for another house cleaning company while going to school and working second jobs. When the owner of that company moved on to another opportunity, he offered his client list to Kenny and Daniel, whose hardworking entrepreneurial spirit took over, giving birth to Home Town CLEaners.

“I’d like to say we’re the very best cleaners, but, honestly, my mom is,” says Daniel. “Mom’s been cleaning since she was 12 and she taught me everything I know, most importantly to do any job with a goal of excellence. I take a lot of pride in the work I do and in the relationships I form with employees and clients.”

Home Town CLEaners charges $90 per hour and most homes can be finished in under two hours. They bring all their own supplies, including the vacuum, unless you’d like them to use yours. Just walk out of your house and walk back in to a beautiful, clean home.

Employees of Home Town CLEaners now include Daniel’s brother, Erik, his sister, Adeline, and other friends and family members.

“Each of our cleaning crews consists of a foreman, either Daniel, Eric or myself, and two Amish team members,” says Kenny. “We all do the cleaning and each person is in charge of a particular area of the home.”

Each cleaning crew has its own clients, so the same people arrive at your home for every cleaning. Kenny and Daniel know that cleaning your home is a very personal thing, and it’s important to them that they get to know you. These relationships allow the crews to do the best job possible.

“We pride ourselves on our ability to connect with people,” says Daniel. “Our goal is to establish a long-term relationship with you and learn just how you like things done in your home. We encourage your feedback and guidance. Your input is critical to helping us make your home shine just the way you like it for years to come.”

Kenny and Daniel have based their company on principles of respect and honesty.

“Our employees are very reliable, hardworking and have a great deal of experience cleaning,” says Kenny. “We all share the same values and goals for this company and take great pride in what we do—and it shows in our results.”

Home Town CLEaners can give you an estimate right over the phone. They’ll ask a few questions, like square footage of your home, number of bathrooms, flooring material and a few others to help them give you an accurate estimate.

Not only do the Home Town CLEaners crews work hard in your home, but they have some fun, too. Kenny admits that vacuuming has become his passion.

“There’s something very satisfying about it,” says Kenny. “I like to make artistic patterns in the carpets and my clients love it. Right now, I’m figuring out how to do a volleyball design in a client’s daughter’s room. I think she’ll love it.”

Home Town CLEaners is all about the details. They have a set cleaning protocol they stick to for each client so they know exactly what to expect. Other special tasks such as laundry and deep cleaning are negotiated.

“We charge $90 per hour and most homes can be finished in under two hours,” says Kenny. “We bring all our own supplies, including the vacuum, unless you’d like us to use yours. Just walk out of your house and walk back in to a beautiful clean home.”

Many clients prefer to not be at home when the crew is there and that’s just fine with the crews.

“Just give us a key and we’ll let ourselves in and out,” says Daniel. “You don’t have to worry about being there. You can head to work, or maybe even to relax at the pool, and let us tackle the house.”

Kenny and Daniel can give you an estimate right over the phone. They’ll ask a few questions, like square footage of your home, number of bathrooms, flooring material and a few others to help them give you an accurate estimate.

“Clients can choose a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly schedule,” says Kenny. “And we can almost always accommodate your choice of days.”

Family means everything to Kenny and Daniel. They understand how frustrating it can be to sacrifice family time in order to clean the house, but someone has to do it.

“This is an investment not just in your home, but also in your family,” says Daniel. “Let us give you your free time back.”

For an estimate for your home, questions and more information, call Home Town CLEaners at 440-313-3263. Schedule before the end of July and receive $25 off your first clean. And if you’re already a client, refer a friend and receive $25 off your next clean.

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