Monday, February 10th, 2014
Can kindness movements make a difference? They sure can. Research is proving it over and over again – from Singapore to Denver, Random Acts of Kindness work!
Help us celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week and pass on a good deed today. Share your story with us below and Coffee is on us (and we deliver)!
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Friday, February 7th, 2014
It is that time of year again – Random Acts of Kindness Week. That is right, next week kicks off our 2nd year of participating in RAK! So what is RAK, you say? Well, according to the random acts of kindness foundation, RAK is a week dedicated to “step out of your normal routine or comfort zone and attempt a new random act of kindness each day”. How fun is that?!?! Last year we had a blast participating and we will be up to our own random acts of kindness all next week. If you don’t already “Like” us on Facebook, look us up now! Your chance to win will be dependent on your interaction with us. Some of the things you could receive during our 2nd Annual RAK Campaign?… Carpet Cleaning, Lunch, Theater Tickets, Happy Hour with your favorite Cleaning & Restoration company and more!
Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
As we all take time this holiday season to gather with family and friends, may we also remember the true reason for our celebration! Our business has been blessed in so many ways and each one of you are a blessing to us. You have chosen to use a local family-owned business to provide your cleaning and restoration services. You have put your trust in our team to keep your homes and facilities clean. And when we have made mistakes, you have understood, forgiven us and continued to trust our services.
This Christmas season we are especially thankful for you. We whole-heartedly appreciate your business.
May God bless you and your families this holiday season!
Beth Ayotte Naumann & Danny & LeaAnn Ayotte
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Monday, October 28th, 2013
My name is Bill Radke, originally from Menomonie Wisconsin. I have been married to my wife Kelly for 11 years – how blessed am I?! Together we have 3 beautiful children, Laney (7), Brett (3), and Isabel (1). Approximately 12 years ago I worked for ServiceMaster for about 3 years. I pursued some other dreams for a time and realized that I needed to come back. Thankfully I was able to. I feel so blessed. God is good! Thank you ServiceMaster by Ayotte for being a part of my return and for your prayers! It is great to be back!
Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
“I simply could not help enough people with my small team,” he said. “After looking at several large service providers, I was attracted to the ServiceMaster corporate values, national footprint and business model,” said Paxton. At the same time, ServiceMaster was looking for an opportunity to create a service extension in the hoarding market.
Compulsive hoarding is a disorder characterized by difficulty discarding items that appear to most people to have little or no value. Hoarding was previously considered a subtype of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), but as of May, 2013, hoarding disorder is now included in the “American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders”.
Read more by visiting this press release!
Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
Don’t miss out on the fun this Halloween! Enter our costume contest and you could win a CASH prize! There are TWO ways to enter! Upload your photo to our contest page on Facebook or visit us in person at the office in Northfield! Happy Halloween everyone!!!
Monday, September 30th, 2013
October is designated as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and ServiceMaster by Ayotte is stepping up to support the cause. This month for every Residential Carpet, Upholstery, Hard Surface Floor or General Cleaning appointment scheduled using the code PINK, ServiceMaster by Ayotte will donate $1 to the Susan G. Komen Minnesota non-profit corporation. Help us contribute to the mission “To save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all, and energizing science to the find the cures.”
Call ServiceMaster by Ayotte today to schedule your appointment – 877-945-0993 or online at smbyayotte.com
Thursday, September 26th, 2013
My name is Dagan Steffen. I am 38 years old. I have been married to my lovely wife Dawn for 16 years. We have three children, Emily (14), Isabella (11), and Tyler (9). We live near Medford. We spend a lot of time outdoors, especially in the winter, snowmobiling.
As a child I lived in Owatonna, Grand Marais, and then New Prague. I have a sister (Dawn), a brother (Dallas), and my parents Dannie and Nancy.
I have been farming for as long a I can remember, and am currently farming for my neighbors. Right after graduation I started my own exterior siding installation business with my wife’s brother. In 1997 I started working at Lull building forklifts. I started out in production and then became part of the Research and Development Department building the prototype forklifts. Then in 2003 the company was sold and moved to Pennsylvania. After they closed the doors I went into the carpenters union as a journeyman carpenter for Frana and Sons. I worked there for 3 years until I got laid off due of lack of work. Next, I framed houses for Countryside Construction for about a year. Then I started my own business, DDS Services LLC, which consisted of a lot of remodeling for Metro Home Improvements, and for DCI.
In April I started working for ServiceMaster by Ayotte as the production manager. I am learning a lot about the this company and the many different ways to restore and clean structures. I am proud to be a part of the ServiceMaster Family!
Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
Just a few weeks ago ServiceMaster by Ayotte traveled to St. Louis to participate in ServiceMaster Clean’s 2013 International Convention. Our convention ended with big news on the marketing front, as this year ends a 5-year partnership that ServiceMaster Clean has had with NASCAR.
There is no better way to end our partnership than to go out in style – check out what NASCAR.com VP of marketing, Eric Eurich is talking about: http://www.nascar.com/en_us/news-media/articles/2013/08/06/nascar-nationwide-series-phoenix-servicemaster-200.html
Monday, August 19th, 2013
If you’re all too familiar with the unmistakable, slightly pungent, smell of an unclean refrigerator, this blog post might be right up your alley. We’ve all done it before. We’ve left those once-delicious bagels in the back of the fridge too long. Or, we’ve opened a container full of macaroni to find it (sadly) looks greener than our front lawn. But, let’s be honest, cleaning out the fridge is such a task, and it’s extremely time consuming! The fridge can also get a little stinky, depending on how dirty we let it get.
Now, let’s get down to business. How often should we clean out our fridge?
What if I told you, your fridge should be cleaned out once a week? Don’t panic! I’m not talking about scrubbing down every inch. But, I am talking about rotating out old food. In order to do that, you can use a trick that most restaurants use when they store their food. Just label your containers with different colored pieces of duck tape that correspond with the different days of the week.
So, it’s Friday again, and you see that “pink” Friday label in your fridge from last week? Throw it out or take it to work for lunch if its still good. If you get into a good habit of rotating out food, you’ll have less food go to waste.
Keeping your fridge organized.
Another good technique that’ll help keep your fridge clean involves keeping it organized. There’s no need to get out the label gun. Just keep leftover food on the top shelf. Your meats, dairies, and drinks can go on the bottom shelf. Then, fruits and vegetables can be tucked away in the drawers. Any food you’re not planning on cooking for awhile, just package it and freeze it.
Once a month, clean out your fridge and give it a good scrub down.
Remove all of the food, grab an old sponge, and use dish soap or a universal cleaner to scrub down the sides. You can even wash the trays and drawers in your dishwasher. Go through all of the food you removed from the fridge and throw out anything that’s old. Hopefully, you won’t have to throw out much.
Keeping your fridge in top shape isn’t that hard or time consuming. It’s all about getting into the habit of rotating food out old food and cleaning it out every so often. Then, whenever your mother-in-law comes over for dinner, she’ll be less likely to wrinkle her nose and more likely to compliment you on your nice, clean fridge.