From humble beginnings
On July 1, 1970, Gerald Rogers and his wife, Margaret Rogers, launched My Cleaning Service, Inc. in the basement of their Baltimore row home, just one week after resigning as General Operations Manager for Oriole Janitorial. The Rogers recruited retired colleagues from the industry, and many of their first employees were loyal followers from the previous company. Even a friendly competitor helped the Rogers by lending them equipment, saying he would not accept payment for the items until My Cleaning Service turned a profit. It was truly a group effort to get My Cleaning Service up and running, but with the help of the local Baltimore business community, the Rogers laid the foundation on which My Cleaning Service successfully operates today.
A second generation
In 1993, Mr. and Mrs. Rogers sold My Cleaning Service to their daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Danny Bands. Lisa followed in her father’s footsteps, exhibiting the entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to customer service that made the Rogers successful. In the years since she took over, Lisa has received many awards that attest to the company’s success. She is well known throughout the Baltimore business community. Carrying on in her parents’ footsteps, Lisa is proud that she helped build a company that cares for its employees.
A bright future
As the third generation of her family to help lead My Cleaning Service, Lisa and Danny’s daughter, Kathleen Bands, is involved in the company at all levels as Vice President. Her role allows her to oversee all aspects of the business, from operations and new sales to strategic vision and direction. Kathleen is excited to continue practicing the great business values that her grandparents instilled in the company, while transitioning into the modern era. She is responsible for both increasing My Cleaning Service’s online / social media presence, and utilizing the most cutting edge technology in the industry. Now, employees can log into their app for time tracking and payment details, and clients can log into their side to view recent inspections, communication from the building managers and submit surveys to provide feedback.
From our addition of 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week operations to our green cleaning initiatives, My Cleaning Service is constantly looking for new ways to better support our clients. We look forward to providing the Baltimore and D.C. communities with the highest quality of service over years to come.