James Thomas was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is a Korean War Army Veteran & devoted founder, owner & president. He was an expert steam press operator for ten years, an art he learned from a bell captain when he was a 21-year old bellhop in Harrisburg. After the Army, settling back into life in Harrisburg, he spent 4 years as a Lathe Operator & Welder for Grinnell Steel, then shifted onto his career path with a position as District Manager for the City of Harrisburg’s Patriot-News.
In 1972, James relocated to Phoenix to become a top District Sales Manager/Advisor for The Arizona Republic for 9 years.
In 1981, Jim started his life as an entrepreneur, venturing in water treatment systems & solar unit distribution. He held a position for 2 years as a Part-time Building Supervisor for a janitorial company. After that, he got into the dry cleaning industry for 10 years.
He has for many years, been very involved in the local business community and strives to help other small businesses and especially Veterans and Veteran owned companies. James is the former chapter director/ President of the Paradise Valley Chapter of the Southwest Veterans Chamber of Commerce. About Blind Cleaning is the only veteran owned Blind and Drapery cleaning Business in Arizona.
Mary Thomas, beloved wife of James and mother to Heather, Joe and Laurel, was originally from Victoria, British Columbia, and was the co-founder, owner & vice president. She and Jim started the company in 1995 while she was working as an administrative assistant for the Superintendent of the Paradise Valley Unified School District and as a weekend receptionist for Realty Executives at McCormick Ranch / Gainey Center.
Her professional life started out working in the bookkeeping departments of 3 large banks - starting in a San Francisco bank; 3 years at a bank in Cincinnati, OH and 8 years at the Bank of Virginia in Norfolk.
She continued to work at the PVUSD full-time until 1997, she had started working there as a clerk in 1979; she also kept her part-time job at Realty Execs, a close knit, family oriented, thriving real estate office as she had every Saturday and Sunday for over 20 years: greeting clients, managing incoming phones and messages, assisting realtors with various clerical functions, supporting over 35 agents - she stayed on until 2004.
We lost her 12 days after she turned 85, in March of 2019. We miss her calmness, kindness and sweetness everyday. Mary lived in the same north Phoenix home since 1972 and she and Jim have 6 children and 2 grandchildren. <3
Heather is a proud Arizona native. After graduating from Shadow Mountain High School she worked in radio broadcasting for 4 years and during that time also began her 19 years in retail management and restaurant ownership & management.
These experiences overlapped into an 18 year career as an executive assistant with a heavy emphasis on due diligence, contract administration and administrative management.
Heather has been supporting the company since 1996 and since 2014 has been working for Jim and Mary full time.
She is a graduate of the Arizona Public Service - APS DSTP and ADOT's DBE Business Development Programs.
Heather loves her work, and among her favorite pasttimes are adventures in the Arizona outdoors, middle eastern dance, dollhouse miniatures and live music. She has two daughters and a granddaughter.
About Blind Cleaning, Inc. specializes in licensed green, certified, professional deep cleaning of blinds and any other window coverings, upholstered furniture, cubicle panels, fabric protectant and flame retardant applications, windows and window screens, lighting, glass or mirrored fixtures and much more.
Products we offer are new window treatments, along with professional installations and repairs of window coverings.
About Blind Cleaning, Inc. has the green, sustainable, healthy and money saving maintenance solutions you are looking for, our services augmenting existing housekeeping & janitorial routines.
Environmental and energy-efficient solutions; living & work spaces will be brighter, cleaner & healthier, thus decreasing allergy related issues.
· Past performance - Proven track record over two decades of positive, solid work history and customer satisfaction of thousands of satisfied residential clients and many major commercial clients and experience in utility, hospitals, military bases, correctional facilities, city and state government agencies;
· A genuine commitment to our industry and community: your business with us supports locally owned firms that include many of our vendors and primary blind manufacturer;
· Good Standing with the state Registrar of Contractors and Corporation Commission, as well as being correctly licensed, bonded and insured; federally Verified Veteran Owned Small Business
We are the best-of-the-best, bound to strict customer-focused codes of ethics, upholding standards of high-quality and great customer service:
Our cornerstones include Focus, Excellence, Customer Value, and Caring for Our Environment, as well as our values and code of ethics of Integrity and Trust, Accountability and Safety. You will appreciate the way we genuinely care about our work and strive for excellence; BBB Accredited and A+ Rated over 20 years.
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