The Maids Cleans Up Ann Arbor

Claude and Nicole Shelton recently opened The Maids, a residential cleaning franchise that specializes in cleaning for health. The new franchise is located at 713 W. Ellsworth, Suite C in Ann Arbor, Mich., and provides service to Ann Arbor, Plymouth, Northville, and Novi.

Before purchasing a The Maids franchise, Claude Shelton was in pharmaceutical sales and then in social work. Most recently, he was a program manager for the largest homeless shelter in Michigan servicing women and children.  Nicole spent nearly 20 years in human resources in the pharmaceutical industry.
“We’ve always desired career independence,” shares Claude. “The Maids was a great fit for us because of the company culture, which focuses on delivering outstanding quality, attracting and grooming superb talent and establishing effective operations.”

The Sheltons will focus on quality, efficiency and integrity. “We aim to bring these principles to life for our customers, our employees and our community,” describes Claude.  

The Sheltons have developed impressive business acumen and exceptional people skills through their combined career experiences.  They plan to use their skillsets to establish and grow The Maids of Ann Arbor.

“We want to establish an effective business that can give back to the community with our services and through charitable donations,” shares Claude, “We also want to create a work environment where employees with great potential can grow and flourish.” 

In preparation for the grand opening, The Sheltons completed an extensive administrative and technical training program at The Maids’ corporate headquarters in Omaha, Neb.  Focused on unparalleled service and quality, The Maids is the only residential cleaning franchise to clean for health using an exclusive 22-Step Healthy Touch® Deep Cleaning System. This unique cleaning method provides customers with cleaner, healthier homes through the use of environmentally preferable cleaning products and state-of-the-art equipment, including their patented Back Pack Vacs with HEPA filtration that can capture up to 99 percent of all dust, allergens, bacteria, pet dander, pollen and other pollutants.

The Maids employs professionally uniformed and trained four-member cleaning teams who arrive at customers’ homes in signature yellow cars emblazoned with The Maids logo. The Maids’ exclusive team approach provides the most efficient, comprehensive housecleaning in the industry. Each team has a supervisor who ensures that the team meets The Maids’ high standards of quality and excellence.  As added peace of mind, The Maids’ team members are bonded and insured and all services are backed by a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee.

For more information about The Maids of Ann Arbor, call the office at (734) 369-8076 or visit