Who We Are…
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
It all started with a heap of trash…
Our founder Adrian Ruddock was a typical stressed out single mother and professional who was trying to find some semblence of balance between caring for her daughter, running a household, building a business and being a decent human being.
While at a financial service mega-conference in Milwaukee, she glanced over at a trash can that minutes before had only been half-full to see it overflowing with garbage. Things that had taken just under 5 minutes to consume; breakfast boxes, plastic water bottles, paper coffee cups, paper napkins were piled around the trash can awaiting their lifetime long stint in a landfill. She realized her four year old daughter would most likely be on her second husband by the time it had even begun to degrade. It was time to change business as usual. It was there that the seeds of Mother B were planted.
Mother B strives to not only provide an eco-friendly cleaning company in the Chicago area and great cleaning service, but to improve our client’s quality of life by creating more free time and making more ecologically conscious choices available and convenient to a hectic lifestyle. In addition, funds from every cleaning go directly to causes that help our planet. It’s the service our founder wanted when she was a busy professional and now it’s available to you.
If we had only 3 words to describe our company they would be:
Caring. Conscious. Convenient.
We Realize you may need a few more…
Eco-Friendly Green Cleaning Company vs. “The Other Guys”
Other Cleaning Services – Claim to be Green but yet use products that are not certified by third parties or are pretty darn toxic.
Mother B Cleaning Services – Not only are all our products ‘Green Certified’ by the EPA they are also rated ‘A’ or ‘B’ by the Environmental Working Group’sstrict standards, accounting for possible allergy triggers.
Other Cleaning Services – Won’t tell you what they use or they flat out don’t know.
Mother B Cleaning Services – We welcome your interest, in fact we encourage it! Ask us and we will gladly tell you. We’re the only Chicagoland cleaning company who strives to educate their clients and prospective clients. Want to know what’s in the products underyour sink? Check out The Environmental Working Group’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning and see for yourself, or set up a free, no obligation consultation and we’ll send you the EWG report of your most used cleaners (*limit 3).
Other Cleaning Services – Their cleaning products may be Green but their practices are not.
Mother B Cleaning Services – We are a holistically Green company, which means that all products, standards and practices are assessed for their environmental impact.
We continually strive to improve but here are just some of the things we do now:
*Marketing materials printed on recycled paper with vegetable based inks.
*Cleaning caddies are made from recycled plastic
*Work t-shirts are made with organic cotton
*Natural fiber cleaning cloths
*Sponges are made from plant fibers
*Website providers use wind turbines to power service
Other Cleaning Services – Use Green products that
make your place smell like vinegar and good intentions.
Mother B Cleaning Services – We love what vinegar can do, we just hate the smell. We use cleaners with very little scent. If you ever smell anything it’s satisfaction and a lil’ lavender.
Other Cleaning Services – Use workers who you can’t communicate with directly, making a middle man necessary to facilitate clear communication between worker and client.
Mother B Cleaning Services – We love language. Studied some linguistics in college. The reality is most of our clients are comfortable with English and want to be able speak directly with the people who are working in their home. All Mother B Service Professionals are conversant in English, whether it’s their first or fifth language.
Other Cleaning Services – Pay their workers only what they have to in order to maximize their profits
Mother B Cleaning Services – Being ‘Green’ at the most basic level is honoring our connection to one another and the planet. One could could make a great effort to buy a service with zero impact to our environment, but if the people that labored to provide the service aren’t compensated fairly, then the best efforts on all sides are in vain. Cleaning homes at a high standard is hard work, which is why we at Mother B pay our valued employees a wage that allows for dignity. We also reward our Service Professionals for client requests and positive feedback.