It All Started With My Mom

Merit Maids House Cleaning Owners

You see that mustachio up there 👆

Yea, the baldy with the goofy smile, and the beautiful, smiling princess by his side. 

Well, that lucky guy is me – Nathan. And the princess? That’s my wonderful wife, Lacy. 


We wanted to introduce ourselves and connect with you on a more personal level. We’re the owners of 2 cleaning services: Merit Maids and Eloise’s Cleaning.

Here's our story...

It all started in 2014 with Eloise’s Cleaning.


I know what you’re thinking, “Eloise? Where did you come up with that old-fashioned name, I thought your names were Nathan and Lacy?”


That’s the response we get from 99% of our clients when we first shake hands.


Let me explain:


Lacy and I were dating when that photo was taken. During those days, she and I would go over to my parents house every Sunday for dinner.


We’d arrive to the heavenly scent of bruschetta and freshly baked bread. My mom, (Mary Jane, not Eloise) is a full-blooded Italian. So food, wine & family time are the only things she thinks about.

Every week, Lacy would make the effort to clean up her plate and wash her dishes, but was never successful.


My mom would stop her, every time. “Lacy, don’t worry about those. Come back to the table and enjoy family time. Eloise will take care of the dishes.”

Lacy would politely stop washing and come back to the table – thinking:

Who in the world is Eloise?

It was like a competition to see if Lacy could get the crumbs off her plate before my mom stopped her.

Week after week the dishes would magically be cleaned and family time would never be interrupted.


We never met Eloise and always assumed that she was a maid that my mom hired to help her around the house after we left.


After a few years of this we finally caught on. Eloise was actually a fictitious maid that my mom had made up so we could all relax and enjoy spending time with one another.


My mom would be the one to stay up late and do those dishes after we had left. She made everything perfect so that all we had to do was relax and enjoy each other’s company.


That’s why, when we started our first service company, we chose to name it after my mom. Not something witty or as cool as Merit Maids, rather a narrative that utterly explains our mission.


We want you to have the time to relax and enjoy time with your family. Instead of sweeping, mopping and dusting – let Eloise work in the background and take care of those items while you relax, make memories and enjoy life.


All the best,


Nathan (Co-owner)


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