Gertie’s Cleaning and Home Service grapples with grimeGertie’s Cleaning and Home Service recently opened its doors on Fair Ground Road in Two Harbors and owner, Donna Bellino, who is also a pediatric nurse, says the business is a new passion.
By: Tammy Francois, Lake County News Chronicle
Gertie’s Cleaning and Home Service recently opened its doors on Fair Ground Road in Two Harbors and owner, Donna Bellino, who is also a pediatric nurse, says the business is a new passion.
She spoke to the Lake County News-Chronicle last week and said that her nursing background has given her a desire to make sure things are done just right. But Bellino also had a powerful role model, her mother, Gertrude Heil, for whom the business is named.
“My mom cleaned Norwest Bank, Co-op Light and Power, beauty shops and homes with such attention to detail. She was the hardest working person I have ever known,” said Bellino, “she showed me to make every detail count. Gertrude passed away over 20 years ago, but her high standards will continue to be a part of my business.”
The idea to start a business came to Bellino when she called her daughter to help with some light cleaning. She said she realized how valuable it was to have help with the tasks she didn’t have time to tackle on her own. “I just knew there were other busy people,” she said, noting that there are also many for whom housework has become difficult, “that would love this service as well.”
Bellino says Gertie’s can help business and home owners with almost any cleaning project and, as an added bonus, uses only natural cleaning products. For more information or a free estimate, call Donna Bellino at 218-349-3466 or email her at gertiescleaning @gmail.com. Bellino also said she welcomes stories and memories people may have of her mother, so feel free to call and share them.