August 19, 2008 // Franchising.com // Oakland , CA – With meticulous attention to every mirror they shine, every table they dust and every shower they scour, Molly Maid of East Bay Hills is celebrating 10 years of delivering sparkle and shine to local homes from El Cerrito to Castro Valley.
Gene Sunnen, owner of Molly Maid of East Bay Hills, a franchise of the nation's leading residential cleaning service, has built his business on providing a clean home, easy scheduling and peace of mind for time-crunched families who want the tidiness without the hassle. He does this through the Molly Maid exclusive Pink Glove Treatment™, which is designed around each customer's personal cleaning requirements.
Sunnen credits much of his success to dedicated, hard-working employees who care about the homes they clean, some of whom have been with him for the past eight years. "I have a team of highly committed employees who build our reputation with every home they visit, every item they dust, and every floor they clean," he said.
Sunnen, who launched his Molly Maid franchise in May, 1998, has grown from employing two home service professionals to 38, and from owning one Molly Maid signature blue and pink car to a fleet of 20 cars to service his expanding customer base.
"I'm proud to say that I continue to service many of my original customers," Sunnen said. "We're a Diamond Certified business and have been recognized for delivering the highest in quality services among local companies for the last six years."
Sunnen is also highly involved with the Ms. Molly Foundation, a non-profit organization established by the Molly Maid national franchise system to assist victims and families affected by domestic violence. Each October, Sunnen's customers and employees participate in National Domestic Violence Awareness Month by donating a portion of the service fee from every home cleaned to local shelters.
"We're proud to celebrate a decade of cleaning homes and supporting the East Bay Hills community," said Molly Maid President Kristi Mailloux. "Gene Sunnen is an outstanding contributor to our franchise network. We look forward to celebrating many more milestones with him as he continues his dedicated service to East Bay Hill residents."
Molly Maid home service professionals clean an average of two homes every minute across the United States . The U.S. Department of Commerce expects 80 percent of two-income households to use an outside cleaning service by the end of 2008.
To learn just how clean your house can be, contact Molly Maid of East Bay Hills, located at 1471 MacArthur Boulevard in Oakland , 510-530-6076.
Molly Maid of East Bay Hills is part of a national franchise system operated by Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Service Brands International. The residential cleaning franchise, ranked number one in the United States , was founded in 1979 and began franchising in 1984. Currently, over 450 Molly Maid units are operating in the United States alone, with an additional 300 operating throughout Puerto Rico , Canada , Japan , England and Portugal . Molly Maid has been the recipient of numerous awards for entrepreneurialism, software innovation and humanitarian causes, including the Ms. Molly Foundation, which collects money and goods for safe houses and shelters for victims of domestic violence.