|South Coast Cleaning Services
By Annette Langenstein, Staff
I spoke with Katie Forrester, owner of South Coast
Cleaning Services, which has been open since November of 2014. Katie is
no stranger to running a business in Coos County; she’s owned
Harmony Home Care, an in-home care agency employing from 35-40 people,
for 10 years. Harmony Home Care provides personal care, some
housecleaning, meal preparation, rides to appointments and shopping,
laundry services, bill paying and medication reminders for both
ambulatory and non-ambulatory people. They have a registered nurse on
staff, bill insurance companies, and no contract is required.
Personal care is what Harmony Home Care is all about,
but “We get a lot of people calling up who think we also clean
houses at Harmony Home Care, and I don’t want to send my trained
caregivers to do housekeeping, so I decided to start my own
housekeeping business: South Coast Cleaning Services,” said
Katie. “We do residential and commercial cleaning, providing both
maids and janitors. Our office is in the Harmony Home Care office at
682 West Anderson in Coos Bay, on the corner of 7th and Anderson in the
Anderson Plaza building.”
South Coast Cleaning Services provides basic housecleaning, kitchen and bath cleaning, dusting, mopping and vacuuming.
Coast Cleaning Services provides basic housecleaning, kitchen and bath
cleaning, dusting, mopping and vacuuming. More extensive cleaning such
as appliances, windows and carpets are billed at an additional charge.
“Everybody’s situation is different, so we meet with
customers for a free consultation and find out their needs.
There’s no contract involved, and our employees at both my
businesses are screened, trained, have had a criminal background check
and are covered under our insurance, including workman’s
compensation,”said Katie. “We have a two hour minimum per
job, and we’ll be happy to give people quotes based on what they
need our services for.”
I asked Katie what she would like the Shopper readers to know about her business ventures.
“As a dedicated member of our community, I strive to provide the
best service, and hire the most qualified, dependable employees, that I
can. I start people at a wage that’s higher than the competition,
give Christmas and birthday bonuses, and I try to be really good to my
employees because I want them to stay with me, and I want my clients to
be satisfied. I have an excellent reputation in Coos County, and will
gladly give potential clients a list of referrals.”
So if you’re looking for a reputable
cleaning service that’s available weekends, holidays, or during
whatever hours you need, give South Coast Cleaning Services a call at
541-290-8211. Or stop by their office and meet Lonni, the assistant
manager, Peggy the staff coordinator, or Cathy, their bookkeeper.
They’re members of the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce and Rotary
and are involved in our community, with a proven track record of
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