Happy 238th Birthday, USA!

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HAYS Cleaning continues to celebrate the birthday of this great country with a terrific offer: 10 hours of service for $238.00!

The Fine Print:

  • Additional hours at regular hourly rate of $30 per man-hour
  • Hours purchased must be used at one single service call
  • Not Valid with other offers
  • Limit One Per household
  • Locations more than 10 miles from office require minimum hours purchase.
  • Must purchase by July 6, 2014.

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Celebrate Independence Day!

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HAYS Cleaning celebrates Independence Day by giving our customers three hours of service at $17.76 per hour!

The Fine Print:

  • Additional hours at regular hourly rate of $30 per man-hour
  • Hours purchased must be used at one single service call
  • Not Valid with other offers
  • Limit One Per household
  • Locations more than 10 miles from office require minimum hours purchase.
  • Must purchase by July 5, 2014.

Offer has expired.

Happy Flag Day

 

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As we celebrate Flag Day, let’s take a few minutes to remember all of our Veterans and Military who keep this great country free!

For all of our retired and active service men and women, we are extending our FREE 3-hour cleaning until the end of June! Call 708-598-3819 or email mary@hayscleaning.com to schedule your appointment.

Meet Beverly, HAYS’ Social Gal

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Beverly, with her son

Beverly Osterman helps spread the word about HAYS Cleaning through the social media outlets.

How did you find out about HAYS Cleaning?

One of my very best friends, Karen Hoogland, asked me to help with some advertising for one of her clients. I was out of a job and she knew I needed some extra money. That company was HAYS Cleaning and I have been with them since October 2013.

What is the best part about working with HAYS Cleaning?

The best part about working with HAYS Cleaning is the people. I work in the background doing computer work and advertising, so I do not see most of the cleaning staff on a daily basis, but when I do they are very friendly and fun to be around. Mary and Art are great bosses. They live by simple rules that are similar to my own, including trusting in God.

Do you have a favorite cleaning tip?

I have many and I post them on the HAYS website under the “15 Minutes & Done” part of the company blog. I am a person that likes it simple, quick, and easy. Check out HAYS Cleaning web site, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter for awesome ways for quick cleaning solutions.

Do you have any humorous stories about working with HAYS Cleaning that you would like to share?

I have to say it is all the cats and their people. Wherever I work there are always cats that want to help. It is funny when I pull out my computer; it attracts all of the cats in the vicinity. This happens even when I visit the HAYS Cleaning office or work with Karen at her office: the cats join the fun!  I spend at least 10 to 15 minutes trying to get them to go away, before I can get anything done. And yes my cats are no exception. I’m glad I work with so many cat lovers. Mary, Art and  Karen are great cat lovers, I’m glad I have the chance to work with these wonderful cat people.

Meet Karen, the HAYS Tech Girl

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Karen, the resident HAYS Cleaning computer geek

Karen Hoogland is the Office & Marketing Manager for HAYS Cleaning. 

How did you find out about HAYS Cleaning?

I found an ad for HAYS Cleaning through a local college job resource board. I was interested in bringing in another client or two for my freelance business and I responded to their ad for a webmaster.

How long have you been working with HAYS Cleaning?

I started working for the company in January 2009. I started out working on the company website and other marketing materials. Quite quickly, I was offered the opportunity to write contracts for the company as well as take over bookkeeping duties.

What is the best part about working with HAYS Cleaning?

The people. Mary and Art James, company owners, are a warm, friendly and honest couple. I liked them from the very first time we met. They are both hardworkers who appreciate others with a similar work ethic. Their team of workers are professional and genuine.

What has been your best experience while working with HAYS Cleaning?

The owners appreciate and recognize not only my talents, but also those of everyone who chooses to work for them. I also like that the owners are not only willing to share their knowledge but are also very willing to learn new things, too (such as computer skills).

When I first started doing projects for HAYS Cleaning, Mary and Art were not all that computer savvy. Mary used email and went online, but that was about it. Art, well, he still had a flip-phone that was about 8 years old. Through some convincing and cajoling, I’ve managed to bring both Mary and Art into the 21st Century; they both take advantage of many technological resources, including Facebook, Android devices, DropBox and Google applications.

Can you share any humorous stories about working with HAYS Cleaning?

There was one time when I was making some updates to the computer over in the HAYS Cleaning office. I did not realize that one of Mary and Art’s cats, Josie-Girl, just has to be in the office whenever anyone is working. Not all that unusual until I realized that she just has to sit on top of any papers I happen to be working with – even if they were on my lap!

The Men of HAYS Cleaning

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Art, with Black Jack and Jesse

Behind every great man are his felines.

Many of our customers have not had the opportunity to meet Art James, husband to Mary James and the Vice President of HAYS Cleaning. Mary fondly refers to Art as her “numbers guy.”

Art has been the inspiration for the Helping Our Heroes program, which gifts 3 free hours of housecleaning to local Veterans during the Memorial Day and Veterans Day seasons. Art is a Veteran who served in Vietnam. He has experienced some disabilities related to his service and has been fortunate to receive benefits to help compensate for the challenges he continues to face.

As part of his healing, Art and Mary adopted a couple of cats. As any cat lover knows, there is nothing quite like “kitty therapy.” Art regularly sports one or more of the couple’s four cats: Jesse, Josie-Girl, Cute Kitty and Black Jack.

Meet Mary & Art

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Mary and Art, with one of their granddaughters.

HAYS Cleaning is a family owned and operated business. The company likes to think of those who choose to work with them as “part of the family.”  This article features an interview with Mary James, founder of HAYS Cleaning, Inc.

How did HAYS Cleaning come to be?

Mary: I started as just a single mom and I would do house cleaning and yard work. We became H-housework, A-and, Y-yard, S-service. We discontinued the yard services in the 90’s as I found it difficult to continue to have the cost to replace plants that our crew “mistook for weeds.” We then took acronym and became HAYS Cleaning, Inc. in August of 2006.

I built the company and then when I later remarried, I asked my husband, Art, to partner with me. We could not be where we are today without each other. God seems to have always given us enough work to put food on the table, clothes on our backs, a roof over our heads, and the ability to enjoy our career. God also seems to provide us with a good team of workers that are known to be “great”.

What is the best part about working with HAYS Cleaning?

Mary: I like what I do. I have enjoyed that I have also lived my life abundantly. I get to be “Mom” too.

What has been your best experience while working with HAYS Cleaning?

Mary: So many of the families that we have service have become our extended family. We have customers today that have been with us since the beginning, since 1979!

What is your favorite cleaning tip?

Mary: (laughing) I know a good cleaning company. They provide dependable, family oriented and flexible services. Call Mary at HAYS – 708-598-3819.

 

Memorial Day: 3 Free Hours of Cleaning

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HAYS Cleaning will provide a complimentary 3-hour residential housecleaning for Veterans of the United States Military, spouses of active servicemen and parents of veterans or servicemen.

To take advantage of this offer, please contact HAYS Cleaning by calling 708-598-3819 or emailing mary@hayscleaning.com by June 20, 2014, to schedule your appointment for services within 30 days.

Veteran or current Military Identification must be provided to receive the complimentary cleaning. Limit one complimentary cleaning per household. Offer valid for new and existing residential customers. (Service to locations outside of our normal service area may be
required to purchase additional service hours.)

HAYS Cleaning sponsors Care Package items for Soldiers stationed overseas. HAYS Cleaning partners with the St. Patricia Holy Name Society, a 501(c)(3), in Hickory Hills, IL, to collect and ship items to the troops. Monetary donations are accepted and may be made payable to “St. Patricia HNS.” Items may also be dropped off at the HAYS Cleaning office during normal business hours.

All supporters will be listed on the “Helping Our Heroes” website, sponsored by HAYS Cleaning, at www.helping-our-heroes.com.

Download information packet here.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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HAYS Cleaning appreciates all mothers, aunts, sisters, girlfriends – all of those woman who make our lives special. This month, our gift to you is 10% off of your house cleaning. Purchase online by May 10, 2014.

The Fine Print:

  • Minimum service call is 5 hours
  • Regular hourly rate is $30 per man-hour
  • Hours purchased must be used at one single service call
  • Not Valid with other offers
  • Limit One Per household
  • Locations more than 10 miles from office require minimum hours purchase.
  • Must purchase by May 11, 2014 and schedule your cleaning by May 30, 2014.

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Celebrate Our 35th Birthday!

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HAYS Cleaning celebrates 35 years but our customers get the gift! Our gift to you is 35% off of your cleaning. Purchase online by April 16, 2014.

The Fine Print:

  • Minimum service call is 5 hours
  • Hours purchased must be used at one single service call
  • Not Valid with other offers
  • Limit One Per household
  • Must purchase by April 16, 2014 and schedule your cleaning by April 30, 2014.

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