The Halls are something of a unique feature in Mayo — a husband and wife team running a thriving family cleaning business since 1995, and mopping up a bucketful of accreditations along the way.
This husband and wife team have no problem working together, as each has his/her own work remit. Both devise strategy, Lorraine deals with finance, accounts, and HR, and John devises contracts and quotations, ensures standards are upheld, meets clients, and carries out work when required.
Master textile cleaner
As the only master textile cleaner in Ireland, and one of only two Woolsafe approved registered inspectors, John Hall is considered one of the country’s most qualified and experienced voices in the cleaning industry.
Highly trained staff
All cleaning staff undergo thorough training which is certified by the British Institute of Cleaning Science. The company is also accredited to the Federation of Window Cleaners and the British Window Cleaning Academy.
Contract cleaning is purely commercial, covering both public and private sectors, mainly in Connacht. The company’s other two divisions are a mix of commercial and residential work and extend from Mayo into Sligo and Roscommon.
The company’s window cleaning division includes a number of Mayo hotels. The Halls invested around €20,000 in a top quality ‘reach and wash multi-filter reverse osmosis’ system that allows its workers to clean windows from ground level up to 65 feet high.
In our ecologically conscious age, the Halls have been doing their bit for the planet by harvesting rainwater for its window cleaning, office, and domestic operations.
“Our two teenage children, Michael and Katherine, led us indirectly into sports sponsorship,” explains Lorraine. Such sponsorship includes under 16 jerseys for Breaffy GAA Club, T-shirts for Community Games, and Lorraine is involved in Castlebar Celtic and Castlebar swimming club. She is also a director of Western Care and organises a black-tie fundraiser every year.