Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Couple Happy To Do Others' Dirty Work.(Business)

Byline: Rebecca Szymanski Of the Journal

*The Blomkers met on a Merry Maids committee, now they own and operate area franchises

For Mike and Paige Blomker, a clean home is not simply a lot of work. It's business.

The Albuquerque couple own and operate the Merry Maids franchises in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho.

They met in 1999 when they served together on a committee of franchise owners overseeing a national Merry Maids advertising effort.

He owned the two local franchises; she owned one in Topeka, Kan. They married in August.

"It's a nice way to meet somebody," Paige Blomker said with a laugh.

According to the Merry Maids Web site, there are more than 900 franchises in the United States and Canada, and the organization is the world leader in the maid service industry "with more franchises than the next three competitors combined. …

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