Home Green Home was launched in 2009 with the help of WAGES (Women’s action to gain economic security). Since those days, we’ve faced a lot of challenges as a small immigrant women-owned business, but now, we are thrilled to share that we’ve also learned so much!
Here you can find a little timeline we created to show the growth and evolution of our business through the years:
- 2008: WAGES (now Prospera) recruited the founder members of Home Green Home (also called HGH). Today there’s only one founder member in our co-op.
- 2009: There was a rough start and not so many clients. WAGES did an intensive marketing campaign to attract potential clients to stay for a regular cleaning service.
- 2010: After two years of financial loss, the co-op starts gaining more clients. Some of the founder members leave the co-op and new members are recruited between 2010 and 2011.
- 2012: The co-op members decide to let go of their driver and start taking their own cars to drive themselves to their client’s house. This was both a financial benefit as well as an empowerment movement.
- 2014: Home Green Home becomes fully independent from Prospera.
- 2016: Home Green Home has a great year in sales, we got more customers and as a result of this, we achieve more benefits for all of the members. HGH becomes a member of the United States Federation of Worker Cooperatives.
- 2017: As a result of our membership with the US Federation, we were able to provide dental and vision insurance for our members.
- 2018: New members join the co-op, bringing new opportunities to grow and take new clients. HGH updated its Operating Agreement which is the contract between the members to reflect all the learnings and the experience gained since 2014.
- 2019: HGH’s website was updated after many years to reflect on the new policies and how we currently operate.