Wichita is having a pretty good year
by Dan Voorhis, The Wichita Eagle, July 27, 2016
“…Margaret McHenry Maids, a residential maid service based in Wichita, broke sales records this month, said owner Kandi Turner. After starting her business in Wichita 20 years ago at age 19, she has grown enough here to encourage her to expand in the Kansas City area.
Her business is growing in double digits this year, she said, partly at the expense of competitors, but also because of the local economy.
Her customers tend to be higher-income households that are very busy, often with dual incomes. In good times, those people are willing to pay somebody to clean in order to rest on their time off.
“I think the economy is showing strength and that always helps,” Turner said. “And it helps a business like ours because (our customers) are, maybe, working harder and valuing their non-paid time more.”…”