Jaron Hall started Utah Maids while still a student at the University of Utah, and he got his first customer in April 2016. In the 18 months since then, Utah Maids has now hit a big milestone of completing their 1,000th house cleaning! Hall graduated in spring 2017, and he’s now running Utah Maids full time from his Holladay, Utah, office.
Utah Maids is no conventional house cleaning service. It takes the simplicity of paying online that you get with platforms like Amazon and AirBnb, and it brings it to the outdated industry of house cleaning.
“Most local house cleaning companies only have a website so they can list their phone number or email to contact them,” Hall said. “They don’t list their prices, they don’t support mobile, and they definitely don’t allow any online scheduling. Our customers get modern features that are standard with today’s online commerce. They get an online account, pay with card, and receive appointment reminders via email and text.”
Here’s some motivation for aspiring entrepreneurs at Lassonde hoping to start a business: Utah Maids was started up front with less than a few thousand dollars, and it has since reached well over $100,000 in revenue. These numbers were not achieved overnight, but it has now grown to the size where Hall has hired staff to cover day-to-day tasks like customer service and employee management.
Hall has made use of numerous resources at Lassonde. Before graduating he was part of the Company Launch program, made use of Hours with Experts, attended Workshops and more. He also raised $10,000 in seed funding for Utah Maids through Campus Founders Fund.