|Posted on October 16, 2018 at 10:30 AM||comments (2)|
You never know who people know!
While doing a window washing job in Plymouth Meeting, the homeowner asked if we also did work in Center City. When we said we did, she handed us her business card and told us she has a concierge business for wealthy clients! She recommends contractors and sets up appointments for her clients to have work done around their homes.
She was so impressed with our services that we are now one of her go-to people to recommend to her clients!
Nothing means more to us than word-of-mouth referrals, because that is the type of referral that is most valuable to new, potential customers. When you tell your friend or family member what a great job we did, they are more likely to hire us over other contractors. We cannot thank you enough! You can't buy this type of loyalty, and we greatly appreciate it!
|Posted on October 16, 2017 at 2:25 PM||comments (2)|
Dianna Anderson is the newest member of the Sharkey Shines Team!
They are so glad to have extra help in the office, as Dianna is their new Office Assistant. She is already making phone calls, scheduling appointments and mailing out postcards.
Having Dianna in the office also helps the business to grow, as Mike & Loretta's time is freed up to work on other aspects of the business like networking and doing estimates.
Dianna helps with getting supplies ready for the next day's work and keeps supplies organized and ready to go.
She really is a blessing!
Dianna attends church with the Sharkeys, and also went with them on their latest mission trip to Haiti this past July. She hopes to attend the mission trip with them next year, as well, which is tentatively scheduled for the second week of July, 2018.
|Posted on October 8, 2017 at 9:25 AM||comments (0)|
Have you recently become an empty nester? We know what it's like to be an empty nester; we've recently become empty nesters ourselves! If your situation is like ours, just your children are gone, but all their stuff is not!
If that is the case, Sharkey Shines works closely with professionals in related fields such as professional organizers and hauling companies to get your house back to a comfortable state. After all the clutter is gone, we can then come in and give your home a good, thorough cleaning, which will help to make you feel better about your home being "empty"!
If your children have taken all their belongings with them, that is great! That means you now have a possible new gym, craft/sewing room or another den for you and your spouse to relax together. Sharkey Shines can come in and give the empty room a good cleaning before moving the new furniture or equipment into the space, making sure to remove any dirt that may have accumulated under the former furniture.
Whatever your cleaning needs are, Sharkey Shines is there to serve you!
|Posted on October 8, 2017 at 9:20 AM||comments (0)|
Changes are happening at Sharkey Shines!
This past winter, our son and employee, Ross, took a vacation in Idaho to visit his brother and family. While he was gone, our part-time employee, Terrance, filled in for him. While working with him, we provided Terrance with a lot of training in house cleaning, as he had formerly only been hired and trained to do window washing.
When Ross returned from HIS vacation, me and Mike went on OUR vacation! Ross and Terrance filled in for us while we were gone. Our clients were all pleased, and Ross was very impressed with Terrance's work. We got to thinking about making changes, so...
As of Tuesday, May 31, my duties will change. I will no longer work at cleaning and window washing, but will now work from the office on marketing, estimating, scheduling and networking. It is only because we have such an awesome staff that we are able to make this change, which will only grow and improve our business! (I may make an occasional appearance in the field on large projects!)
As always, we give all glory to God for giving us the inspiration, knowledge and resources to develop and grow this business to where it is today. We know that with HIS help, He is just going to continue to bless us by allowing us to bless others with the work He has provided for us.
Thank you for allowing us to bless you with the work of our hands.
|Posted on October 8, 2017 at 8:50 AM||comments (0)|
Sharkey Shines has been blessed to add another vehicle!
Winter was hard on our company this year. We had two vehicles die on us this year. Fortunately, we acquired another van, which we've been using for all the work for the past three months. This, however, has been holding us back, as we haven't been able to double up work as we have in the past. But not any longer!
This past weekend, we were able to acquire a 2001 Volvo wagon. It runs excellent, and we were able to get it at a lower price due to it's high mileage. After doing a lot of research, we found out that these vehicles can get up to 500,000 miles on them! So I think we're good for a while!
A new vehicle means we need new signs, so today I've reworked our logo and used it in our new magnets which will go on the two driver doors, as well as some new signs for the passenger doors as well.
They'll know Sharkey Shines is coming when they see us now. Hope everyone had a safe and fun Memorial day weekend! Catch up with you later!
|Posted on October 8, 2017 at 8:50 AM||comments (9)|
Vacations can be stressful! You've heard the expression, "I need a vacation to recover from my vacation"!
Sharkey Shines can come to rescue!
Wouldn't it be wonderful to enter your home upon returning from vacation, and be greeted with a freshly cleaned, sparking, great smelling home?
You're not dreaming! It can be a reality for you!
One of the awesome services Sharkey Shines, LLC can provide for you is to do a deep, heavy-duty cleaning of your home while you and your family are on vacation! And guess what?! WE DO WINDOWS, TOO! Everything, from top to bottom, will be clean!
Any time your house could use our special touch of cleaning, give us a call. Hosting a bridal or baby shower? Birthday or anniversary party? We can help out then, too! You will look like you are a clean freak to all your friends and family. We'll just keep it our little secret!
As some of you are preparing to send your kids off to college, wouldn't it be great to have their bedroom cleaned while they are gone? We can do that, too!
Whenever you see a cleaning task that seems daunting, that's the time to pick up your cell and call me, Loretta Sharkey, at 215/620-9083. That's my cell number, too. I'll get you on the calendar right away!
Give me a call and I'll Squeegee you in!
|Posted on October 8, 2017 at 8:45 AM||comments (1)|
So many times when a new realtor was asking about our services, the number one question was, "Do you clean carpets?" We used to say, "No", but now we say "Yes!"
We've added carpet cleaning to the list of services we provide, because we want to be your full-service cleaning company!
So, here's a rundown of everything we can help you with:
Heavy Duty House Cleaning
Real Estate Cleaning
Move in, Move out Cleaning
We also do light organizational and staging tasks, as well. Under the category of heavy duty cleaning, we specialize in removing limescale and hard water damage from fixtures, tile, tubs, enclosures and glass, too! We have the tools and techniques to handle the tough stuff! And because we have three men on our team, we can also handle the heavy lifting that may be required to make sure we don't miss anything when we are cleaning!
So give us a call and we'll squeegee you in!