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Our Mission

Our mission is to promote overall household health and cleanliness by providing high quality house cleaning performed by trusted, insured and professionally trained technicians, thereby relieving our clients of this time consuming responsibility and giving them time to enjoy with their families and friends.

About Us

Deserved Comfort House Cleaning is well known in the greater Columbia area. We are a member of the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau and have been providing service to many of the same clients for years. Most recently, we were voted “2018 AND 2019 Best Home Cleaning Service in Columbia”, by the readers of Columbia Living Magazine.

Deserved Comfort Offers:

  • Free Phone Quotes
  • Quality Service at Affordable Rates
  • Reliable & Professionally Trained Cleaning Technicians
  • Fully Insured & Bonded Staff Members
  • Gift Certificates
  • No Contractual Obligation

Meet Marlo Mckelvey Kanipe

Thank you for visiting our website! I’m Marlo, the owner of Deserved Comfort House Cleaning! It is my great pleasure to introduce you to my company and let you know more about the services we offer.

In 1986, while I attended the University of South Carolina, my mom and I opened Deserved Comfort, when we only served the Lexington and Irmo areas. Since then, Mom has retired, but I still own and operate the company, and we now serve most of the Midlands area. Our business is like a big family, with many of our same clients from the early days. And our technicians seem to stick around too, because they realize how much they are valued and cared about.

As for me, I was born and raised here in the Midlands. I live in Cayce with my hubby, Ralph, my two dogs and two cats. We have two grandsons that we love spending time with. My entire family is very important to me! I’m a cancer survivor and feel very blessed to have been given a second chance and I want to make a difference in people’s lives.

I am very proud of how Deserved Comfort has progressed over the years. We’ve won several awards for excellence and are active members in professional organizations such as ARCSI, IICRC, BBB and Cleaning for a Reason. We are always striving to be better, so we update and continue our education to stay current on the latest cleaning products and techniques.

So, take a look around. Get a quote. Call or email us with your questions. We want to give you back your time and give you the comfort of a clean home! You deserve us!

MEET THE TEAM!

With over 34 years experience and Professionally Trained Cleaning Technicians, it's easy to see why Deserved Comfort is Columbia's choice for House Cleaning.

Michelle C.

Michelle is a native of Azle, TX, but currently resides in the St. Andrews area with her husband, Andrew, and their 5 furry babies. She is an Air Force Veteran...

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Ashley B.

Ashley is a native of Columbia where she resides with her two awesome kids and Charlie the cat.  She joined Deserved Comfort in 2007, and is responsible for training...

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Nicka E.

Nicka, originally from the Camden SC, currently resides in Hopkins with her husband and daughter. She is easy to get along with, a hard worker and a...

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Ash B.

Ash, originally from Lexington SC, currently resides in the Lugoff area with her boyfriend and young son. She loves to eat, especially Asian food! Ash’s hobbies include...

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Cathy P.

Cathy, originally from Columbia, currently resides in Eastover with her hubby and is the mother of one daughter and two sons, four dogs...

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Earlene B.

Earlene, our shyest and most private technician, worked with Deserved Comfort for several years in the late 90’s, left us when she moved...

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Shelly P

Shelly grew up in San Antonio, TX and currently resides in Ridgeway, where she can be close to her children and grandbabies. She is an outdoorsy person who...

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Alexis H.

Alexis, originally from Warrenville SC, currently resides in the Columbia area with her fiancé and young son. She loves cooking and loves to eat really good food...

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Angel L.

Angel, originally from Greenwood SC, currently resides in the Winnsboro area with her hubby, daughter and son. She loves listening to contemporary Christian...

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Moriah W

Moriah currently resides in the Lugoff area with her hubby and young daughter. She loves old country music, the Clemson Tigers and ice cream...

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Maggie R.

Maggie, originally from South Korea, moved to Ridgewood, New Jersey, and then moved to Michigan where she attended Michigan State University...

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Stacey C.

Stacey, originally from Greenville, NC, currently resides in the Lexington area with her four children. She loves country music, especially Luke Combs, loves to bake...

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Michelle C.

Before I was hired at Deserved Comfort:

“I worked at FEMA as an Administrative Assistant.”

Career Ambitions:

“To get my Bachelor’s in Computer Science.”

Why I wanted to work with Deserved Comfort:

“I wanted to work where people are like family, not just co-workers.”

Favorite part of my job:

“Meeting new people.”

Something you may not know about me:

“I like to stream my gameplay.”

Our Assistant Manager, Michelle Carnahan, is a native of Azle, TX, but currently resides in the St. Andrews area with her husband, Andrew, and their 5 furry babies. She is an Air Force Veteran where she was deployed to Qatar, in 2012, and served as an Emergency Action Controller in the Command Post. Michelle’s hobbies include gaming, sewing and anything creative. She loves computers and wants to continue her education in computer programming. She likes to relax by playing games, reading and watching TV. One day, she’d like to travel to Ireland, Scotland and Britain. Her ultimate life goal is to “be a person that people are glad to know.”

Allie G.

Before I was hired at Deserved Comfort:

“I was a USIC locator! It was a hot job!”

Career Ambitions:

“To be the most dependable employee I can be!”

Why I wanted to work with Deserved Comfort:

“The atmosphere here brings joy to whomever walks in the door.”

Favorite part of my job:

“Being in the office with these lovely ladies!.”

Something you may not know about me:

 “I am ambidextrous!”

Allie, originally from Alvin, TX, currently resides in the Northeast Columbia area with her hubby and fur babies. She is a Certified Beekeeper and says that her coolest experience ever was standing in the middle of her first bee swarm! Allie is an inductee of the National Honor Society Phi Sigma Theta, loves drawing, hiking and enjoys making bath bombs and chapstick in her spare time. She is also a big fan of the Dallas Cowboys and the Houston Astros. Someday, she’d love to own a big RV and wants to eventually mark skydiving off of her bucket list.

Ashley B.

Before I was hired at Deserved Comfort:

"I cleaned doctor's offices."

Career Ambitions:

"I want to go to school for human resources."

Why I wanted to work with Deserved Comfort:

"Because I like to clean and see the results of my work."

Favorite part of my job:

"I like to meet new people in my area and make their home feel like home again."

Something you may not know about me:

"I'm a great cook!"

Our Field Operations Manager, Ashley Boyd, is a native of Columbia where she resides with her two awesome kids and Charlie the cat. She joined Deserved Comfort in 2007, and is responsible for training all technicians and performing quality inspections. In 2016, Ashley became an “IICRC Certified House Cleaning Technician” and was also awarded the “Professional Cleaner of the Year” by ARSCI. She has been instrumental in the growth and success of Deserved Comfort. Her hobbies include cooking and decorating. She loves going to the beach and hanging out with her children. To relax, she likes to watch movies and catch up on her sleep! Someday she’d like to travel the world and go skydiving!

Ash B.

Before I was hired at Deserved Comfort:

“I worked in customer service.”

Career Ambitions:

“To enjoy the work that I do.”

Why I wanted to work with Deserved Comfort:

“To be appreciated for the work I do.”

Favorite part of my job:

“The satisfaction of making someone happy.”

Something you may not know about me:

“I have over 10 tattoos.”

Ash, originally from Lexington SC, currently resides in the Lugoff area with her boyfriend and young son. She loves to eat, especially Asian food! Ash’s hobbies include playing video games, reading, painting and napping. She likes to relax with a bubble bath and a good book. Someday, she would love to travel to Japan, where she can experience her favorite food, sushi!

Cathy P.

Before I was hired at Deserved Comfort:

“I worked at Wal-Mart for 17 years.”

Career Ambitions:

“Hoping to move into a Supervisor position in a few years.”

Why I wanted to work with Deserved Comfort:

“I wanted to work for a company with good ratings, along with great people to clean for. It’s like family and that sets us apart from everyone else.”

Favorite part of my job:

“My people… getting to know them, being their friend.”

Something you may not know about me:

“I enjoy hanging out with Rock bands!”

Cathy, originally from Columbia, currently resides in Eastover with her hubby and is the mother of one daughter and two sons, four dogs and a cat. She is a self-described “rock and roll chick”, loves attending rock concerts and claims to still live like she’s in the 80’s. Someday she wants to visit California and Las Vegas. In her spare time, she likes to go “muddin in my Jeep!” Cathy is a very hard worker, never misses a day at work, is extremely serious about her job and makes sure that her clients get only the best from her.

Earlene B.

Before I was hired at Deserved Comfort:

“I was lonely.”

Career Ambitions:

“To retire, eat and sleep.”

Why I wanted to work with Deserved Comfort:

“I needed to be around good people.”

Favorite part of my job:

"Feeling that my clients are my extended family.”

Something you may not know about me:

"I have been to Kenya."

Earlene, our shyest and most private technician, worked with Deserved Comfort for several years in the late 90’s, left us when she moved out of the area, but joined us again in 2008 when she returned to Columbia. She is very well loved by her long time clients and goes to extreme measures to ensure their satisfaction with her work. She is not only faithful to Deserved Comfort, but is very dedicated to her family and is also a mentor to young adults. She is a happy and easy going woman and is a true delight to be around!

Nicka E.

Before I was hired at Deserved Comfort:

“I was an Educator.”

Career Ambitions:

“To be the best House Cleaning Technician!”

Why I wanted to work with Deserved Comfort:

“I wanted to try something different.”

Favorite part of my job:

“My clients. I enjoy making sure their homes are clean and refreshing.”

Something you may not know about me:

“I am a huge history nerd. My favorite period is the Tudor Dynasty.”

Nicka, originally from the Camden SC, currently resides in Hopkins with her husband and daughter. She is easy to get along with, a hard worker and a dedicated technician who takes great care in making her clients happy. She is addicted to Amazon, having received as many as 14 packages in one week! In her “off time”, she likes to spend time cooking, crafting and doing other fun activities with her family. Relaxing for her is spending time in the mountains. One day, she would love to travel to Rome! Her ultimate goal in life is for her and her family to continue to be happy and healthy!

Shelly P.

Before I was hired at Deserved Comfort:

“I worked in the medical field as a Medical Assistant.”

Career Ambitions:

“To own my own RV park.”

Why I wanted to work with Deserved Comfort:

“I like to clean and the hours are good for me.”

Favorite part of my job:

“Providing a job well done for client satisfaction.”

Something you may not know about me:

“I am an animal lover.”

Shelly grew up in San Antonio, TX and currently resides in Ridgeway, where she can be close to her children and grandbabies. She is an outdoorsy person who loves to go hiking, camping and fishing.  Shelly has a great sense of humor and enjoys watching action-comedy movies and reading in her spare time. Two big things on her bucket list are to go tandem sky diving and snorkeling in the ocean.  Someday, Shelly would like to own her own RV Park somewhere near the water and spend her days in retirement stress free.

Ana I.

Before I was hired at Deserved Comfort:

"I worked at Aspen Dental. I love customer service, so patient care was great."

Career Ambitions:

“To be a research scientist of histology (study of cells). Everything begins with the cell so why not tackle diseases or issues by analyzing the cell?”

Why I wanted to work with Deserved Comfort:

“My best friend recommended it to me. She is happy at her job and for me a job that makes you happy is important. Never looked back since.”

Favorite part of my job:

“My clients. I get a lot of older folks, so hearing their stories brightens up my day. Also, the satisfaction of looking at the house I just cleaned, smiling because it looks amazing and then I can't wait for the client to see it.”

Something you may not know about me:

"I lived in Brazil when I was younger, so I am fluent in Portuguese.”

Ana currently resides in the St. Andrews area, but grew up with her family in Miami, FL. Although she does not yet have children of her own, she is very close to her 3 nieces. Ana loves anything artsy, action adventure movies, classical music, going to the zoo and traveling. Being that she is Puerto Rican, she is fluent in Spanish. Her guilty pleasure is watching cartoons and likes to relax outside in her hammock. Her ultimate goal in life is to win the Nobel Prize by creating something that will change the world!

Taylor T.

Before I was hired at Deserved Comfort:

“I was a Customer Service Manager at Walmart.”

Career Ambitions:

“To be the best I can be at anything I do.”

Why I wanted to work with Deserved Comfort:

“To have a physical job that helps people’s lives be a little less stressful.”

Favorite part of my job:

“Watching a space transform into a brand new looking room!”

Something you may not know about me:

"I have broken every single finger.”

Originally from Florence SC, Taylor currently resides in the Northeast Columbia area. She loves being outdoors, going fishing, hiking, visiting the zoo, and hanging out with her Mama. She played softball for 13 years! She loves scary movies and her guilty pleasure is overindulging in boiled peanuts! After a long day of cleaning, she likes to relax in a hot bubble bath. Taylor is a very happy person that is easy to get along with. She loves taking pride in her work and transforming her client’s homes so that they can come home and just relax. She would love to own her own property management company someday.

Alexis H.

Before I was hired at Deserved Comfort:

"I worked in the food and hotel industry."

Career Ambitions:

“To make my clients satisfied.”

Why I wanted to work with Deserved Comfort:

“To have a job where they care about their employees and they notice my hard work..”

Favorite part of my job:

“Making my clients happy and satisfied.”

Something you may not know about me:

“I have OCD bad when it comes to cleaning and cooking.”

Alexis, originally from Warrenville SC, currently resides in the Columbia area with her fiancé and young son. She loves cooking and loves to eat really good food, especially pasta! She also loves sports.  Alexis’ hobbies include playing softball and running around with her son. She likes to relax by watching movies in the dark while munching on great food! Someday, she dreams of traveling to Paris, Amsterdam and the Bahamas, and eventually would like to own her own real estate company.

Angel L.

Before I was hired at Deserved Comfort:

"I worked at Chick Fil A for 4 years and realized I needed something else to help relax me so I found cleaning because I love to clean and it actually calms me."

Career Ambitions:

“I would like to be a motivational speaker.”

Why I wanted to work with Deserved Comfort:

“I wanted to do something different!”

Favorite part of my job:

“Being able to form relationships with my clients and with my Deserved Comfort team.”

Something you may not know about me:

“I am taking my life back from mental health and would love to share.”

Angel, originally from Greenwood SC, currently resides in the Winnsboro area with her hubby, daughter and son. She loves listening to contemporary Christian music, watching drama movies and visiting the mountains. She is very dependable and loves to clean! Angel’s favorite hobby is baking. She likes to relax by hanging out with her family and falling asleep while watching TV, in a really cold room. Someday, she would like to learn to be a motivational speaker, take a trip to the rain forest and visit the zoo in Australia.

Moriah W.

Before I was hired at Deserved Comfort:

“I worked at a medical facility.”

Career Ambitions:

“To go back to school and continue my certification.”

Why I wanted to work with Deserved Comfort:

 “To make a better life in the cleaning industry.”

Favorite part of my job:

“Helping others.”

Something you may not know about me:

“I have a big heart and I love helping others.”

Moriah currently resides in the Lugoff area with her hubby and young daughter. She loves old country music, the Clemson Tigers and ice cream. In her off time, she likes to cook, loves cruising and visiting the Riverbanks Zoo. Moriah’s hobbies include sewing and loves making old furniture new again. She likes to relax with a nice glass of wine and a good movie like Titantic, her all-time favorite. Someday, she would like to go to Las Vegas, and her big dream is to work in the medical field.

Maggie R.

Before I was hired at Deserved Comfort:

“I lived in Michigan, where I attended Michigan State University.”

Career Ambitions:

“To be a Professional Nail Technician.”

Why I wanted to work with Deserved Comfort:

“It looked like a very welcoming and supportive work environment.”

Favorite part of my job:

“The routine.”

Something you may not know about me:

“I had two eye surgeries when I was 5 years old.”

Maggie, originally from South Korea, moved to Ridgewood, New Jersey, and then moved to Michigan where she attended Michigan State University. Now she currently resides in the downtown Columbia area with her puppy, Zella. She loves cooking and her favorite recipe is Korean Beef Bar-be-que. She likes to visit the beach, her favorite color is purple and her favorite flower is the Lotus. She also like the Lakers and listening to R&B and Rap music. Maggie’s hobbies include doing nails for others and would eventually like to make a career of it. She likes to relax by watching comedies on Netflix with a glass of wine in bed. Someday, she would love to travel around Asia, in a lot of different countries, and search for her birth mom.

Stacey C.

Before I was hired at Deserved Comfort:

“I was working as a server.”

Career Ambitions:

“To manage a non-profit organization.”

Why I wanted to work with Deserved Comfort:

“To feel like I accomplished something for the good.”

Favorite part of my job:

“Seeing clients happy with my work.”

Something you may not know about me:

“I have no family here in South Carolina.”

Stacey, originally from Greenville, NC, currently resides in the Lexington area with her four children. She loves country music, especially Luke Combs, loves to bake, loves hydrangeas and is a big Georgia Bulldogs fan. She is a dedicated mom, friend and employee who loves to laugh and have fun. Stacey’s hobbies include photography and her favorite guilty pleasure is sleeping! Her favorite way to relax is to just sit by and enjoy the ocean…it brings her joy. Her proudest accomplishment is her kids and going to college. Someday, she would love to finish college and also mark “touring Europe” off of her bucket list.

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