Our Story• How it All Began.
The idea for Girl Friday was initially created when two sisters were helping their mother battle through terminal cancer. Having gone through a similar situation with their father, they knew first-hand how difficult it could be to juggle a full time job, a household (or two), and all of the curve balls life can throw at you.
When it all got to be too much, they reached out for some help with errands, but couldn’t find one company that could offer the variety of services we needed — and nothing at a reasonable rate.
They realized the need for a company that could offer a variety of household help—for busy people, stressed people, ill people or just someone needing a hand—in one location, and at a fair rate.
In March of 2016 Catherine Kashmark took over as owner, continuing to carry on the same overall business philosophies. She had a similar business in Kelowna & Vernon, which started in 2011 with rentals and progressed to include seniors, busy people and anyone that needed help with their specific needs. When she moved out to the Fraser Valley, Catherine was looking for something local where she could build relationships with her clients and continue to offer a good helping hand— Girl Friday fit the bill perfectly. The business has now grown to include a Langley & Okanagan location.
That’s why Girl Friday is committed to giving you the peace of mind that we couldn’t find. Sometimes you just need a helping hand, whether that is house cleaning, driving services, household errands or picking up a loved one. If we can provide you or your family with even a few hours of relief, for time to relax, sleep, laugh or enjoy each other’s company, then we have done our job. We are here to help.
Our Mission• Why Girl Friday?
Our goal at Girl Friday is to offer you peace of mind and, in doing so, make a meaningful difference in the lives of our clients, while acting with care and compassion every day. We are committed to hiring and partnering with like-minded individuals who have a caring and compassionate nature, and are passionate about their work and helping others.
We’ve always believed in doing the best job possible, and treating people how you wish to be treated, which is why we aim to provide a quality experience—regardless of the job type or size, we will always act with honestly, respect and integrity. We genuinely care about your home, your family and your pets. That’s why we use green cleaning products that won’t harm people, animals or the environment.