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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

More Than a Cleaning Service: American Maid of Fort Thomas

Nora Schomaker and her family at Christmas


In June of 2016 Nora Schomaker turned one of life's challenges into the perfect opportunity. As a mortgage underwriter of 15 years she'd experienced the volatility of the housing market and knew it was time to change directions when the bank she was working for closed.

Based on experiences with both large and small cleaning services Nora was continually met with issues of follow through and availability. After researching cleaning services and not being able to find one that met her expectations she decided to start her own company that was reliable, thorough, worth the money and ultimately delivered on its promises. Nora, encouraged by her husband and children, took her severance and expertise and started her own business venture. American Maid of Fort Thomas was born.

Nora's husband Joe Schomaker is a long time resident of Fort Thomas and it wasn't long after moving here that she fell in love with the cozy hometown atmosphere and believes the success of her business is in part owed to the excellent reviews and word of mouth recommendations from her Fort Thomas clients. Reflecting on the past six months, Nora said: "American Maid has grown more than I could have imagined". 

American Maid of Fort Thomas has a list of glowing five star reviews on their Facebook page including this one by resident and Mint Yoga Studio Director, Nicole Carter-Schilling:

These ladies are the real deal! I'm in awe of how clean my house is right now. They went above and beyond my expectations. It's just what I needed, someone to come clean and anticipate my needs, beyond what I thought I needed. Thank you!


As temperatures grew colder earlier this winter Schomaker was inspired by a story she saw on Facebook about someone who knitted scarves and made them available to those who needed them. Wanting to give back in her own way she took the idea and started a scarf collection drive. 

Scarf drive in Washington Park (photo: provided)

Her clients were generous in their donations and soon she had over 100 scarves that she and her daughter handed out to the homeless at Washington Park. Nora called the whole experience extremely heartwarming and plans on doing something on a larger scale next year and perhaps more often. 
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In addition to cleaning services, American Maid has recently added handyman services - Handyman of Fort Thomas. Nora's son Travis Meyer and husband, Joe tackle "honey-do" jobs including all types of painting, hanging doors, ceiling fans and mounting televisions. Travis has been working on restoration projects for the past five years and has a background in painting.

Nora and her daughter Sara Dean run a thriving cleaning service based in Fort Thomas whose mission is to improve their client's quality of life. Less time cleaning means more time doing what you love - being with family, enjoying hobbies or just relaxing. Nora believes no two houses are the same and each cleaning addresses the unique needs of her clients. She charges by the job and offers a variety of services beyond cleaning.

Visit American Maid of Fort Thomas' Facebook page
Call: (859)568-2100

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