Meet The Face Behind Fine German Housecleaning
I’m Katrin Hintermeier, the proud owner of Fine German Housecleaning.
I look forward to sharing my story. I hope that you will enjoy getting to know me better.
I was born and raised in Germany in a big family household where all my siblings had to help our mother with the household chores.
It taught me to clean spaces efficiently without cutting corners. I also realized that a sweet-smelling and hygienically clean environment creates peace of mind and helps to focus on what’s essential in life.
In 1990 I made a life-changing decision by immigrating to the US and becoming a tour guide for German-speaking tourists in San Francisco. Later, I started to add a shimmer and shine to my friends’ homes and loved the experience so much that it inspired me to launch a cleaning business in 2000.
Over the past twenty years, I’ve grown the business year on year. To think, when I first started, it was just me and now I’ve employed ten cleaning professionals to help me cope with demand and manage logistics.
I always look to go the extra mile, and as an individual, I believe what sets me apart from the others is my seven core values. It includes respect, responsibility, caring, excellence, integrity, innovation, and empowerment, and these ethics have made me successful.
I also attribute my success to consistently giving my best and being persistent. My philosophy is that every challenge can get turned into a positive, which will create abundance for myself, my employees, and my customers.
Consequently, I derive joy from transforming my customers’ houses into bright sanctuaries, and it’s rewarding when they are happily surprised to see the clean and fresh spaces. Making a difference in my customers’ lives is essential, as, without them, I would not be where I am today.
Therefore, when I’m able to build fulfilling partnerships with employees and customers, it fills me with immense satisfaction. I achieve this by being kind, maintaining a friendly attitude, and having fun while working.
When I’m not cleaning homes, I love traveling, hiking, planting veggies, and spending quality time with my family. I’m also a keen volunteer and have set up a charity.
In 2016, I founded the non-profit cause “Nepal Empowered”, which establishes adult literacy programs designed for illiterate women in Nepal’s rural and mountainous areas. We also created small family goat farming programs that empower villagers to develop sustainable income. To learn more, visit the site at www.NepalEmpowered.org.
I have enjoyed sharing my story about the things which matter to me and how they influence the way I do business.
If you or someone you know could benefit from my expertise as the owner of a commercial and residential cleaning company in San Rafael, CA, I invite you to get in touch. Please visit my website at www.finegermanhousecleaning.com.