Cynthia and Paul are discreet and a reliable couple looking for a Hands-On domestic couples position. They both come with experience working together in a home and separate positions. Cynthia’s skills are as follows: Preparing meals, cleaning, budgeting, serving, organizing, laundry, taking care of travel itineraries, etc. Paul’s skills are as follows: Building, grounds, alarm systems, power tools, serving, oversee construction projects, oversee outside contractors, pool, care, errands, auto care, etc. They both maintain a high standard of work ethic and are very dedicated to the owners to ensure safety and problem free when running the estate. They are child friendly and pet friendly.
After a lengthy and much traveled career in the hotel and restaurant field we came to the realm of private service some 23 years ago.
After having spent 5 years as Chef and gaining much knowledge in a Royal Household my wife and I decided to work as a team and arrived in USA November 1992, we are now American Citizens.
We have managed successfully a diverse range of homes ranging in size from 5000. square feet to one of 34,000 square ft. on fourteen acres of landscaped grounds.
Over the last seven years preparing meals has been limited as I have had more managerial tasks to perform, at most I cooked once to twice a week, added to that were our employers busy lifestyle that did not did need meals on a regular basis.
We have supervised contractors specifically; landscapers, interior & exterior painters, audio/visual and electronic companies, security and ensured that repairs and installations were expedited in a timely manner. Maintained accurate accounts for cash, credit and checking on a monthly basis.
I have made certain that all motor vehicles were well maintained, clean and serviced at the appropriate times eg. Mercedes, BMW, Aston Martin, Range Rover and Acura MDX and had the correct paper work in place and functioning Fastrack transponders.
We can both serve at informal and formal table service.
My wife has supervised housekeeping staff and written manuals where appropriate , but can also take care of a home on her own, likes to be involved with projects and is a good organizer, clothing, paperwork, filing, typing and keeping appointment dates etc.
She has been responsible for co-ordination of prescriptions, speaking with doctors and confirming appointments. She is artistic and enjoys creating floral arrangements for gatherings and holidays and is also a handy seamstress. We have cared for fine clothing, furniture/ antiques and artworks of great value and carry out our duties in a professional manner with English charm and a touch of Southern hospitality.
Jimmy and Wanda, started a professional cleaning service over 18 years ago. So they know what it takes to work as a team and have a sharp eye to see what needs to be done. They did extensive cleaning, managed the finances and public relations.
For the past 7 years they worked in private homes as a live in couple. They’re considered to be very organized, punctual and manage their time wisely. In their present job Jimmy does property managing for an estate that has 12 building plus the primary house. This includes 8 kitchens and 20 bathrooms. He keeps them stocked, cleaned and in good repair always ready for use. Wanda does the house managing. Cleaning, cooking and serving two meals a day, an occasional luncheon or a tea for guest. She does errands, grocery shopping, menu planning, flower arranging and cares for house plants. This is a partial list of their duties and abilities.
Jimmy and Wanda are available and looking for a full time live-in position as an Estate Couple.
Our experience has included, but is not limited to the following:
- Household Management, Administrative, and Organizational skills.
- Self-starters and very goal oriented, bringing a professional and intuitive proficiency towards implementing the owner’s vision.
- We enjoy preparing beautiful wholesome food, for serving in formal and informal style.
- Proficient in all areas relating to the upkeep and management of multiple grand estates. Traditional European training.
- Flexible and enjoy arranging everything for maintain a calm management and ability to move projects forward cost effectively with creativity, and willingness to learn, and consistently remain courteous, responsive, discrete and loyal.
- Butler duties including planning and supervision of small and big parties and bartending.
- Care of fine garments, antiques and silver pieces.
- Chauffeuring and car care. Running errands including groceries shopping and household supplies maintenance.
- General handyman in all areas requiring immediate maintenance.
A Note from Robert:
We are sensitive to the special relationship that exists between household employees and their employer and the way they affect the everyday life of those for whom they work. Finding a qualified employee is only the beginning. Our process is extremely individualized, and the resulting candidate recommendation is based equally on skill and personality. It is in the best interest of the client that we have a conversation about their needs. Everyone has a completely different lifestyle. One principal may want to cook their own dinners, and some may want a cooked and served meal every night. It is important to get the detail right from the beginning