About Us

Who We Are

Green Clean Maine is made up of helpers and doers who don’t shy away from the hard work. In fact, it’s because this work is so demanding that we love it. That’s part of what makes cleaning so satisfying. We love how the day flies by – whether we are cleaning homes or helping clients in the office – this work keeps you busy. There is never a dull moment.

We are friendly, warm people who truly enjoy getting to know you – whether you are a co-worker or a client. We love being a part of our client’s lives – watching the kids be welcomed into the world, grow up, go off to school (tears!). We love being there through the ups and downs, all the while ticking off the boxes on our cleaning checklists – our way of caring for not just your home, but for you, too.

Green Clean Maine’s Mission:

Be Helpful. Build Trust. Create Joy.

Being Helpful is the foundation for all we do. We build trust by showing up and doing what we said we would do. When these first two parts are done well, the joy happens – for our clients and for us. And we love it!

Owner Joe Walsh


Green Clean Maine started with a question: Is it possible to do well by doing good? It was 2006, and through my work for a local green lifestyle guide, I learned that all of the eco-friendly cleaning services in Southern Maine had too many customers. I sensed an opening, and launched Green Clean Maine with just two clients, a vacuum, and a plan.

For the first few years, I cleaned full-time alongside my team. It’s really hard work, but I enjoyed it, and gained a deep appreciation of the challenges and joys that come with cleaning homes for a living. I believe that appreciation and knowledge makes our client experience better – everyone who works here loves to clean and knows how to do it well.

I’m proud of what we’ve built, and creating a net environmental benefit is still a core value for me and this team. But at the center of what drives us today is the difference we make in our clients’ lives. We are giving people their time back – and helping to create healthier homes while we’re at it. It’s a great feeling and it’s why my passion for this work continues. I hope to welcome you to the Green Clean Maine family soon.

Yours in clean,
Joe Walsh



Environmental Leadership

Green Clean Maine is proud to be a founding member of the On the Pathway to 100% Clean Energy project. We help Maine businesses make the switch to clean, renewable energy – and save money in the process. Our goal is to be powered by 100% clean energy, including our vehicles, by 2030.

A 21kW solar array powers our Portland headquarters. We heat and cool using only air-source heat pumps. We burn no fossil fuels on site.

Our cleaning formulas are non-toxic and readily biodegradable. Our cleaning methods produce no paper waste and use very little water. We use intelligent routing and scheduling to drive the fewest miles possible each day.


Independent and Local

Green Clean Maine is proudly local and independent. We support of our fellow local businesses and believe a strong local economy benefits everyone by creating economic opportunity and a unique sense of place. Our tight-knit, supportive business community is an important part of what makes Maine feel like Maine!

We love it here and are proud to call Maine home.


Green Clean Maine in the Community

Green Clean Maine donates 1% of our revenue each year to local non-profits that support environmental sustainability, educational access and access to the outdoors.

Through our Paid Time Off to Volunteer program, employees contribute time and energy to several community groups each year.



We proudly support the following organizations

Green Clean Maine supports Portland Trails
Green Clean Maine supports Portland Buy Local
Green Clean Maine supports Maine Audubon
Green Clean Maine supports the Maine Island Trail Association

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  • I love Green Clean Maine! I know my husband already left a review but they are so great it merits two haha. They not only leave our condo sparkly and full of fresh, lemongrassy goodness but they are so sweet and friendly (and funny!). We both work from home and have been home most times they've come to clean, and it's always a joy to have them here. They really seem to have fun when they're working and it's just wonderful to know that we're supporting a business that cares so much about its employees and that its employees enjoy their jobs. <3

    Lesley DeSantis
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