Cleaning is a personal thing.

We come into your home to care for the space that you live, sleep and make memories in. We care not only for your possessions, but also your pets, health and home security. Maid Houston, also known as Maid in the Shade, takes pride in everything we do.

When you are looking for a top notch maid service Maid Houston has the best, with the highly skilled teams at Maid in the Shade.

So why not get to know the owners of your cleaning company better?

Who We Are

Noël & LinMaid in the Shade began doing business in Houston, Texas in 1988 with a mop, broom and a big bucket of determination by Co-founders, Noël Paden & Lin Fuller.

With a desire to make more out of their lives, Noël and Lin set out with $500 and the basic supplies (including Noël’s mom’s borrowed vacuum) and Maid in the Shade was born!

The early years were lean and challenging, but pride, youth and perseverance prevailed.  Noël and Lin worked hard to create something special and enduring. Cleaning home after home, slowly their hard work began to pay off.  More and more clients came on board as Noël and Lin impressed them with their attention to detail, reliability and strong work ethic. Maid in the Shade saw growth each year and soon began employ cleaning staff that took the load off Noël and Lin to let them concentrate on running what had become a real business.

Today Maid in the Shade employs over 30+ caring cleaning associates and an amazing office staff of 3.  Now performing over 10,000 home-cleanings annually, with the detail to attention and reliability they built their business on.

Maid in the Shade aims to fulfill your expectations of superior home cleaning and customer care.   When you open your door to Maid in the Shade you are getting more than a clean home, you are getting the result of decades of experience and true heart-felt pride in what we do for you.

Maid in the Shade is an accredited business with the BBB with an A+ rating.

Lin Fuller

Lin Fuller, a native Houstonian, co-founded Maid in the Shade at the tender age of 20. Flash forward 26 years with thousands of dust-bunnies conquered she’s still going strong. Lin enjoys the people pleasing aspect of the cleaning business and to be honest is a bit of a neat-freak, so a better career match would prove difficult. When she’s not working, you can undoubtedly find her pursuing her passion for CrossFit, riding her bike, shopping for organic foods or reading another book on fitness and nutrition. Lin lives with her dog, Walnut, a spunky and handsome 2 year old Chihuahua. She has been an Oak Forest resident for over 15 years, and recently moved to Timbergrove. Lin is an avid supporter of many charitable causes including the Houston Food Bank, Houston SPCA, Pink Ribbons project among others.

Noël Paden

Noël Paden is a native Texan with a big heart and a bold sense of humor. Meet her and in 5 minutes she’ll have you laughing or probably pondering something you’d never thought of otherwise. On the other hand, she is also a serious business woman who started and runs two successful businesses. In 1988 Noël formed Maid in the Shade Cleaning Services with her business partner Lin Fuller. Following the success of Maid in the Shade, Noël opened Clean This, a retail store selling cleaning supplies and auto detailing supplies. Noël runs her businesses and her life with focus and integrity. She is a wise entrepreneur that has never lost sight of the needs of her employees, her clients and her friends. Noël is actively involved in the community with outreach through Cleaning for a Reason, Santa Maria Hostel, Mercy Street Mobile and is an engaged member of Chapelwood United Methodist Church. Noël has a quick mind ever seeking the best path, a sense of wonder and humor that will keep you on your toes and compassion that sets her above the typical business owner. Noël’s passions include art, music and social get-togethers with friends.

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The Budget Bundle

Do you want to mix it up a bit? The Budget Bundle is perfect for those with a desire to have the best things and know what they need. Your Budget Bundle will include only the rooms you decide you want. Why pay for something you don’t need?

The Essentials

Come home to all the cleaning you need with The Essentials. You will experience great service at a great price with a package designed to keep your home neat, clean and ready to enjoy the better things in life. The Essentials include a thorough cleaning of your Kitchen, Baths, and all Rooms of your home. Enjoy.

Deep Sweep

Want more? The Deep Sweep will take care of all your needs. Your service will be customized to suit you to a tee. The Deep Sweep is a completely tailored cleaning offering everything from a few additional chores to the whole she-bang. Our experienced Customer Service Team will help design the perfect fit for you.

  • Budget Bundle

  • As Low as


  • Complete Professional Cleaning Checklist for the rooms you select
  • Select ONLY the rooms and areas you want
  • Schedule regular service or one-time service
  • Fits any budget
  • The Essentials

  • As Low as


    Based on Square Footage, with Scheduled Repeat Service

  • Multi-Point Checklist
  • Whole-Home package
  • Most Popular Client Choice
  • Perfect for weekly, bi-weekly or monthly service
  • Priority Scheduling Options
  • The Deep Sweep

  • Call for Pricing

  • Custom Checklist
  • Tailored Cleaning
  • Extra nooks, crannies and “by hand” detail included
  • Oven, fridge, woodwork and windows options available
  • Perfect 1-2 times a year


Answer a few key questions about some of your tough spots, and we may recommend a Boost that adds an extra bit of elbow grease. You can add The Boost to specific areas or your entire home. We’ll attack soap scum, water deposit, thick dust, grungy floor…you name it. Extra time and or supplies will be used to get your home back to happy. The Boost may be added to any of your cleaning packages.


Let us take the stress off of you. We will do all the dirty work while you get to enjoy your home. Your move-in package will include all you need to settle into the comfort of your new home. Your move-out package will make life easy. Move-on and leave the cleaning to us.


Here are a few of the Houston area neighborhoods we service. Please check the Zip Code List below to see if we service your area. If you don’t see your Zip Code listed, give us a call to see if we can help you.

  • Central
  • Southwest
  • Northwest
  • Galleria
  • Midtown
  • Uptown
  • Heights
  • Oak Forest
  • Garden Oaks
  • Memorial
  • Spring Branch
  • Bellaire
  • West U
  • Medical Center
  • Museum District
  • Meyerland

We Service Surrounding Areas As Well!

Zip Codes we currently service:








Our Cleaning Associates

We hire only the best. Our screening process includes a criminal background check, past work reference check and proof of legal work status. Our philosophy is: “If we wouldn’t send them to our own homes, we wouldn’t send them to yours!” You can feel confident that your home is safe with our associates.

  • Rigorously Trained and Tested
  • Fully Background checked
  • Passionate about cleaning
  • Professionally Licensed, Bonded and Insured Employees
  • Field Supervised

Our Customer Care Team

We are known for providing the very best customer service. We will provide you with consistently friendly and professional assistance with your scheduling needs and special requests. We believe communication is the key to our success and your satisfaction. When you call, we listen.


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    Call now to book your cleaning with Maid in the Shade. We are happy to take your reservation, give you a quote or answer your questions and provide extra information.

    Maid in the Shade
    1907 Mangum Rd.
    Houston, Texas 77092

    713 665-6243

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