A close family to my husband and over time they have become great friends of mine. I love these girls and they are two girls that will do anything for their friends and every costumer is treated just like one of their friends. Enjoy getting to know Heather & Hayley
owners of Polish & Shine Cleaning!!!
1) How long have you lived in the area?
All of our lives, we were born in Bremerton and raised on Bainbridge. We Have lived in almost every city in Kitsap over the past 20 years.
2) How much family history do you have in the area?
Our Mother was born on Bainbridge in 1938. Our Dad came to Kitsap from FL in the 50's.
3) What is your favorite thing about the area?
The small town feeling, it is hard to go anywhere without seeing someone you know. There is not a lot of hustle and bustle but any service, store, and school are within arms reach. ~Heather
4)What would you change if you could about the area?
The constant additions of "big box stores". I think it makes it very hard for small businesses when they keep adding giant stores that Mom and Pop shops can't compete with. ~Heather
5)What made you start your own business?
Hayley and I are both Mothers, Wives, Etc. Heather is a Navy Wife who's husband is often deployed. She is also the mother to a special needs son and 3 other children. Hayley is married with 2 children and works part time at a vet clinic on Bainbridge. We were really looking for something that would allow us the freedom to work while being able to be available to our families as well.
We also saw a market for affordable house cleaners. Some of the prices out there are just too far out of reach for a lot of people. We wanted to be available to almost everyone regardless to income.
6)Where would you like to see your business be in 5 years?
GROWING! Hahaha. We would like to stay small and still be able to give personal attention to each client. It would be fantastic to be fully booked 5 days a week though.
7)What is the hardest part of having your own business?
So far, it has been trying to find clients and really get our name out there. When you are a tiny business starting from nothing, we just don't have the ability to pay for massive advertising or commercials. That's where we are hoping the "small town, word of mouth, everyone knows everyone", will come into play.
8)Where would you like our town to be in over the next five years?
Where it is now, without too much growth.
9)What is your favorite thing to do in our town?
We love to visit the parks, there are so many! Fay Bainbridge is one of our favorites. Girl's night's out are fun too, we all need a break and getting together with the girls is a great way to unwind.
10)What is your favorite Store in town?
I love consignment stores! I have four kids and a grandbaby on the way so any time I can get a bargain is great. Rock-a-buy is great and so is Fishline's store in downtown Poulsbo AND it supports a great cause! Hayley and I are both avid bargain shoppers.
11)Do you give to any local charities you work with?
We have are just starting out but would LOVE to work with Autism Walks and Autism Awareness. Hayley would say PAWS or the Humane Society as she also works with animals.
12) tell me anything you would love to share about your business.
We are affordable, 100% customer driven, and really do our best to make sure no detail is overlooked. We not only do residential cleaning but also, commercial, move out cleans and event clean-up. We have access to the bases as well. Our website is polishandshinecleaners.