Ed and Rebecca Wright, 20 years ago, in front of their original van.

Ed and Rebecca Wright, 20 years ago, in front of their original van.

Spouses Cleaning Houses is celebrating 20 years in business. How did owner Ed Wright start his business? It all began in the Army. Ed served his country for 11 years, occasionally taking side jobs to make ends meet. When his wife Rebecca suggested cleaning military housing for extra income, they learned from the best. Ed found a colleague who was trained in “dress right dress” cleaning, (army lingo for really REALLY clean) and they couldn’t have asked for anything better. He showed them the ropes, from cleaning techniques to what the inspectors look for. Ed and Rebecca both took a liking to it and were even able to bring their kids to work, who were two and six at the time. This early training set the stage for establishing the business, and being true to the values of discipline and quality that Ed learned in the army. “ I definitely believe that my time in the army helped me become who I am today”, says Ed. “I come from humble beginnings, and the discipline and character instilled from the military definitely helped when I was establishing the business.” Ed has learned a lot over the years, and credits on-the-job training he received both in the military and in cleaning to “army inspection” standards.

Starting with cleaning military housing was the pivotal point that allowed Ed to see the bigger picture of a business and career. In the early years, Ed and Rebecca worked together, establishing the name Spouses Cleaning Houses. He didn’t want a cleaning business at first, and chuckles that if given the choice, he would’ve started a donut company. All kidding (and donuts) aside, Ed is proud to be a Veteran owned business. He and Rebecca and the Spouses Cleaning Houses family thanks all those who have served their country for their dedication, sacrifice, and service.

The staff at Spouses Cleaning Houses is trained in much the same manner that Ed was 20 years ago, focusing on the highest standards and quality. If you’d like your home to be “dress right dress” clean, give us a call at 410-571-9428. We’re happy to help.