Fueled by customer service: Maid in the Shade

Lin Fuller (on left) and Noël Paden are the owners of Maid in the Shade. Contributed photo.

Oak Forest residents Lin Fuller and Noël Paden were in their 20s when they met at the now defunct Sound Warehouse, where they both worked, in the mid-1980s. Twenty-six years later they are the co-owners of Maid in the Shade which they started in 1988, using $500 to invest in vacuum cleaners and some mops.

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