The area has seen growth over the year with the
influx of companies and their workers coming from
out of state for gas drilling, and one business is taking
advantage of it - Rig Maids.
"We are a professional cleaning service that is
dedicated to the oil and gas companies," Dave
Pfleegor, owner, said.
The company cleans gas workers' mobile houses.
Pfleegor said they do go to offices and supervisors'
houses, but their main focus is the gas workers.
"It's been a great business and it's a great idea,"
The company has been in business for about a
year but it has been in the works for longer than that.
"We kind of got the idea at around October 2010,"
Pfleegor said he was trying to think of what the
gas industry needed when he thought of this business
With a safety certification which allows the company
to be on gas-drilling sites, it has allowed Rig
Maids to set its self a part from the competition.
Gas companies cannot just hire any cleaning service
as not all are certified, like they are.
"We're not a run-of-the-mill cleaning service," he
The company and its 10 employees worked
through safety training and the business made sure to
have the proper worker's compensation plan so they
were able have access to the locations.
Besides the paperwork, Pfleegor said Rig Maids
also has quality employees that set them a part from
other cleaning services.
Rig Maids prides themselves on having a hardworking
and dedicated staff, as each employee is on
call 24 hours a day. Pfleegor also said how Missy
Palmer, manager, is a great asset to the company.
"Our claim to fame is we can make one of the
run-down trailers look brand new," Pfleegor said.
Though the gas industry is a big part of the area's
industry, Rig Maids is comparatively small with its
10 employees, four vans and a truck.
"With this, it's a simple idea," Pfleegor said.
But the company isn't staying small for long.
Pfleegor said they are expanding across the state and
The business is now in the Pittsburgh area and just
opened in Ohio. Pfleegor said it took a while to
expand, but business is good enough to extend their
"Business is great," he said, "I never thought it
would be what it is."