Shirley Perlinsky, owner of S&G Cleaning Services Corporation in Hillsborough, has been involved in the cleaning business her entire life. Initially inspired by her grandmother while growing up in a modest neighborhood in Brazil, her grandmother taught her that while they did not have the largest home, they most certainly had the cleanest.
Her grandmother taught her how to clean, and introduced her to the personal reward and satisfaction of having a sparkling home. After Perlinsky’s family moved to the U.S.in 1985, her mother ran a house cleaning business in North Jersey for many years. When her mother retired, Perlinsky assumed ownership of the business, and had the mindset from the very beginning to turn it into a corporation. She utilized her college background in marketing, and 10 years of professional experience in running a marketing research company to create a successful cleaning operation that continues to grow.
“We are so proud of what we have created,” Perlinsky said, who is partnered with her husband, Gary. “We’re not just a cleaning lady—we are very different.”
S&G offers their employees benefits and bonuses. Her company carries workers compensation and liability insurance. Her employees are equipped with GPS tracking devices, and her office is run by a unique software program that tracks the specific needs of her clients from the very first phone call. In addition to residential cleaning, S&G offers a variety of services including commercial cleaning, window and carpet cleaning and post-construction clean up.
“Our employees are wonderful and cleaning is their passion,” she said. “You can’t effectively clean homes if you don't love it!”
All of Perlinsky’s employees are thoroughly screened, trained and provided with a uniform. They receive special bonuses for providing exceptional service. Working at S&G isn’t about just coming to work—it’s about building relationships with each other and their clients. Just recently, Perlinsky treated all of her employees and their families to a trip at a water park, as it is part of her business philosophy that team building is very important.
Also important to Perlinsky is giving back to the local community. S&G is a member of Cleaning for a Reason, a foundation that provides cleaning services at no cost to women undergoing treatment for cancer. In addition, S&G is a member of Cleaning for Heroes, an organization that honors disabled veterans by providing complimentary cleaning services. In addition, S&G regularly extends a 15 percent discount to senior citizens and is involved with Habitat for Humanity.
S&G offers a very wide service area and is proud to offer environmentally safe products on all their jobs.
References are available upon request, and free estimates are available. Current promotional offers include $100 off a series of five cleanings, and $50 off a $250 purchase for carpet and window cleaning.
Visit www.sgservicescorp.net to download a free estimate form or for more information, or give them a call at 908-722-9254.
Written by Karen Muller.