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New store, more employees for Clarkston Cleaning

Dawn Raffler, owner of Clarkston Cleaning Services, at her new location. Photo by Phil Custodio (click for larger version)
December 15, 2010 - When Dawn Raffler opened Clarkston Cleaning Services in 2001, the business included her and her family, and advertising was a classified ad in The Clarkston News.

Now she has a 2,100-square-foot store front at 5880 Dixie Highway, 15 employees, and more than 160 clients throughout Clarkston, Waterford, and Davisburg.

"We've grown 35 percent over last year, thanks to the community," Raffler said. "People are working harder and they want a clean house."

Clarkston Cleaning, which earned Approved Verified Home Cleaner and Association of Residential Cleaning Services International's Residential Cleaning Seal of Excellence, moved from a home office to an 800-square-foot location on M-15 in 2007. They moved to Dixie Highway this past October.

"Now we have room for training and meetings," she said. "Before, we would have it offsite or everyone would sit on the floor."

Working in three-person teams, team leader, junior team leader, and cleaning specialist, they meet every morning to go over new procedures and share ideas.

For the holiday season, they offer gift certificates and packages including house cleaning services and chocolate from Chocolate Moose.

For more information, call 248-620-9410 or check

Phil is editor for The Clarkston News. He is a veteran of the first Iraq war, having served in the U.S. Army.
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