THE MAIDS Wins International Awards

THE MAIDS Home Services in West Los Angeles, a professional residential cleaning service franchise that services Brentwood, Marina Del Ray, Pacific Palisades, Rancho Park, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Bel Air, Westwood, Venice and West Los Angeles owned by Jennie Lim of Los Angeles, recently received the highest honor for a new franchise within THE MAIDS Home Services system, the Start Up of the Year Award. 

Lim received the coveted international award at THE MAIDS Home Services National Convention, April 4, 2008, in Scottsdale, Ariz. The Start Up of the Year award, given to a franchise that has recently completed its first full year in business, represents achievement for franchise growth, profit, quality of service, professional image and overall contributions to THE MAIDS Home Services franchise system. 

Lim was also presented with the President’s Award, which celebrates significant achievement in overall sales and growth in the last year.

A native of Korea, Lim has lived in the U.S. since 1974. She attended Brooks College in Long Beach. Lim’s interest in owning her own franchise stems from a desire to have complete control of her own success. With a background in the financial services field, Lim has extensive experience managing employees and winning over customers. In January 2006, Lim began what was to quickly become an enterprising and thriving business venture.  

“No matter how long you work for a company you never have equity in the business. I wanted to be in an equity position where I could build it up and there was endless possibility of what I could do. The sky was the limit,” said Lim.

She has clearly set her sights high and is determined to set herself apart from the competition by offering what others often lack.  Lim, with over 20 employees who clean almost 100 homes a week in the prestigious neighborhoods of the West Los Angeles area, said she builds the business through a genuine dedication to honesty, reliability and quality. 

“I think honesty goes a long way with customers, as well as our commitment to provide them with the best service and highest quality clean,” said Lim.

Lim’s customers appreciate her attention to exceeding their expectations.

“The Maids provides our family with excellent service,” said Tara Wuchenich, a The Maids customer from Pacific Palisades, Calif., “Jennie Lim and her team of professionals consistently outperform any other cleaning service we have ever had.  In addition to their outstanding regular cleaning routine, The maids respond with enthusiasm and a positive attitude to special requests.  The team that visits our home adjusts easily to changes in our schedule and cleaning regimen.  They work quickly and efficiently and I would highly recommend The Maids to anyone considering hiring a cleaning crew."

Just how far does she plan to take her success? Her goal is to become the largest, best cleaning company in the Los Angeles area. If her first year in business is any indication, she is well on her way to realizing that goal. 

THE MAIDS Home Services of West Los Angeles, a leader among residential cleaning services, employs four-person supervised, uniformed and professionally trained teams that arrive at each home in a yellow company car. THE MAIDS uses a 22-Step Healthy Touch® Deep Cleaning System that is designed to provide customers with a healthier and cleaner home by utilizing environmentally preferable products and a backpack vacuum with HEPA filtration, which can capture up to 99 percent of dust, allergens, bacteria, pet dander, pollen and other pollutants. The four-person team approach allows THE MAIDS to give homes the healthiest, most efficient clean in the industry. All of this accentuates THE MAIDS Home Services’ slogan, Nobody Outcleans THE MAIDS.

"A team of four takes about 1.5 - 2 hours to clean a typical one-story home in Palisades," Lim said, "and about 2 to 3 hours for a two-story house - on the first visit, which is a spring-cleaning type of deep cleaning. It takes us a much shorter time on regular cleanings. Most of our customers use us weekly, but we do offer every other week cleaning."

For more information about THE MAIDS Home Services, call the office at 310-280-0300 or visit their Web site at