3rd Hand Cleaning and Painting provides professional cleaning and interior painting services to private homes in Quincy, Milton, and surrounding towns.
The owner, Gina Guglielmi, has held several roles in diverse industries, such as hospitality and manufacturing. She even owned a franchise, Edible Arrangements, from 2005 to 2009. After selling the franchise, she attended Le Cordon Bleu and earned an Associate in Culinary Arts. In 2011, she started her culinary career at BG Events and Catering and still works as an on-call chef, occasionally.
When the pandemic hit—catering, like many industries, was hit hard. It was uncertain when we’d all go back to work. In the summer of 2020, Gina privately hired two laid-off maintenance/cleaning staff to do odd jobs around her house. Several of her neighbors hired them for their homes. One of the workers suggested she start a company and she thought, “What do people want and need right now?” Safety? Health?—CLEANING! thus, 3rd Hand Cleaning and Painting was born. It was while cleaning empty homes she noticed that many were not cleaned properly before or after painting—so pairing cleaning with painting was a logical mix.
Over these last few years, 3rd Hand has built a crew of fully vetted cleaning techs and painters who undergo a vigorous training program and pass background checks. We are actively hiring and have implemented a fantastic compensation system called “Empowered Pay.” Staff is motivated to perform efficient, quality work and earn a good living wage. We offer performance bonuses and encourage tipping. We believe in hiring for integrity and basic skills—the rest we will train.
On a proud note, we volunteer time to “Cleaning for a Reason,” a charity that assigns us houses of cancer patients to clean for Free! Boston 25 News featured the charity and us in their “Positively Massachusetts” segment.
Our future is bright, and while we started this small business out of need (to make a living during uncertain times) we stay because we love to serve and help people, people who appreciate the hard work it takes to keep a clean home, especially those who cannot physically or mentally keep their home beautiful. This work is so rewarding!
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