Meadows named to PRO Group board
Denver-based PRO Group board of directors has a new member — Laurence H. Meadows, the founder and former board chairman of American Exteriors.
Meadows joined the board as the same time as Chris Beach, president, CEO and chairman of the Bostwick-Braun Company.
Meadows has managed the strategic direction and growth of American Exteriors to its position as one of the larges specialty contractor firms in the United States, with a presence in 13 states. He has over 30 years of experience in the residential replacement remodeler category.
Meadows is also serves on the steering committee for the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard.
Survey finds a myth of spring cleaning
Residential cleaning franchise Molly Maid surveyed over 2,000 homeowners to discover that "spring cleaning," in the widely understood sense of being a far-reaching phenomenon, is kind of a myth.
According to the company, fewer than half of the respondents said they participate in an annual spring cleaning. In fact, 93% of respondents said they would prefer to do anything but; 44% said they would rather speak in front of a large group, and 30% would rather go for a six-hour car ride with their in-laws.
Among other findings, 80% said women do the majority of home cleaning, and to no one’s surprise, 63% despise cleaning the bathroom.
Retailers trying to position themselves for spring might consider stocking their shelves with cleaning products that bear a "work smarter, not harder" appeal.