MaidPro opens in Mint Hill
Area residents have a new helper in house cleaning.
Kurt Van Horn recently opened MaidPro of East Charlotte in the B.G. Walters shopping center, 11300 Lawyers Road, suite D, in Mint Hill. The Wingate resident has spent the past seven years in the house-cleaning business as Clean Carolina. He joined the Boston-based MaidPro as a franchise owner after seeing his own business growth stall last year after years of steady growth. Van Horn has five full-time employees, including Office Manager Whitney Bivens, and expects to grow to about 20 employees within a year.
He’s eager to move to Mint Hill with his wife, Stephanie, and daughter, Camille, 10. Stephanie teaches kindergarten at Bain Elementary where Camille is in fourth grade.
“This is an awesome community. We love it,” Kurt Van Horn said. “I think there’s opportunity here for the business to grow. I think there’s a need for more professional cleaning services here.”
Van Horn said he was drawn to MaidPro because of the company’s strong customer service – something he wants to provide his own customers. The company is bonded and insured and all employees undergo criminal background checks.
“Customer service is a lost art,” he said. “Being pretty good is not enough for me. I really truly want my customers to be thrilled.”
MaidPro is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is offering $25 off for customers’ first, third and fifth cleanings.
For more information, including a cleaning estimate of your home, call 704-612-8120 or visit www.maidpro.com/
Mint Hill’s Providence Produce opens soon
Providence Produce will welcome customers back to its Mint Hill location March 1.
This year’s season will mean improved landscaping and new awnings at the business near the intersection of Lawyers and Matthews-Mint Hill roads, founder and owner David White said in an email.
“We look forward to continuing to provide the community with fresh fruits and vegetables, mostly from Florida in the early spring months, and working with local growers in the summer months,” he said.
The business is accepting applications now for six to eight open positions. Applications are available online at www.providenceproduce.com and can be emailed to email@example.com.
Providence produce will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
This year the business will open its fourth location – 1316 Providence Road in Waxhaw. The Waxhaw location will open April 1.
For more information about Providence Produce, call 704-821-6069
Starr & Dickens Orthodontics net award
Starr & Dickens Orthodontics in Matthews was recently awarded a 2012 Angie’s List Super Service Award, an honor awarded annually to about 5 percent of all the companies rated on Angie’s List, according to a news release.
Working with patients in Matthews, Mint Hill, Charlotte, Weddington and the surrounding areas since 1991, Dr. Starr, Dr. Dickens and their team are dedicated to providing a fun, comfortable orthodontic experience, according to the release.
Angie’s List Super Service Award 2012 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, including earning a minimum number of reports, an excellent rating from their customers and abiding by Angie’s List operational guidelines.
Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality. Members can find the 2012 Super Service Award logo next to company names in search results on AngiesList.com.
For more information, visit www.starrdickensortho.com.
JCPenney fundraising to benefit Dress for Success
Through the end of February, JCPenney customers can round up their purchases to the nearest whole dollar to benefit Charlotte’s Dress for Success chapter.
Dress for Success addresses every phase of a woman’s career — from being unemployed and searching, to recently employed and adjusting, to gainfully employed and succeeding, according to a news release.
For more information about Dress for Success, visit www.dressforsuccess.org/charlotte.