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About Top Mops

The Beginning

Top Mops Cleaning Service is owned by Laban and Mary Ann Miller. Mary Ann, Laban, and their son Laban started the company out of an interest in providing a quality-oriented service to the Lexington area and to provide top-notch jobs. Coming from a multigenerational Mennonite and Amish heritage, which traditionally values cleanliness and homemaking, the Miller family has been intent on carrying forward these values in the founding and ongoing operations of Top Mops in and around Lexington, Kentucky.

Mary Ann Miller

Years ago, Mary Ann first got immersed in the cleaning business as a means of earning money in order to put herself through nursing school. Later, as a practicing registered nurse and university clinical instructor in Lexington, Kentucky, she embraced the notion that a clean home contributes to a healthy home. “Plus,” says Mary Ann, “a clean home makes everyone feel better.”

Having faced the demanding and sometimes conflicting responsibilities of career, motherhood, and church responsibilities, Mary Ann is particularly excited to offer active people the services of Top Mops. “In essence,” she reflects, “Top Mops is about providing a balanced lifestyle to busy people and freedom from burdensome chores to those who just don’t like to clean, or aren’t able to clean their own homes.”

Laban Darrel Miller

Laban Darrel has vivid memories of cleaning in his earlier life as a young boy. His organized parents regularly created work charts delineating the weekly and daily tasks that Laban and his six siblings were expected to perform without prompting. “The linoleum stairs to the basement,” he recalls, “required sweeping and washing every week. As a young boy, it was one of my specific tasks, and it seemed huge. But it felt so good every time I completed it.”

Later, as a vice president of a hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, Laban gave oversight to departments such as quality management and housekeeping. Today, his desire is to incorporate such hospital-like quality assurance

practices into the services of Top Mops. “We want our clients to rest,” Laban says, “in the confidence and assurance that their homes are being cleaned by trustworthy, caring, and quality-oriented cleaners.”

Laban Thomas Miller

Laban Thomas, married to Camry, provided initial leadership in the Accounting Department of Top Mops while he completed his degree in Business Accounting at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky.

His parents recognize that Laban is the spark that ignited a shared desire within the Millers to join together their

energies and abilities in order to own and operate a healthy family business. It all started one day when Laban, as a freshman in high school, said to his parents, “Can we start a family business?” Within weeks, Laban and his parents joined hands in taking entrepreneurial steps, which eventually resulted in the founding of Top Mops Cleaning Service.

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