Vail Valley Bizwatch: Aprons and Strings, property management and more |

Vail Valley Bizwatch: Aprons and Strings, property management and more

Daily Staff ReportNewsroom@vaildaily.comVail, CO, Colorado
Aprons and Strings owner Ginger Karl, left, and team member Carrie Sedota.

Business name: Aprons and Strings LLC.Location: Eagle-Vail.Date opened: September, 2009.Owner: Ginger KarlContact info: Phone: goods or services do you provide? Aprons and Strings LLC is a local Vail Valley professional property management company with its primary focus on cleaning services and grocery delivery. Aprons and Strings has extensive experience in managing and maintaining a variety of property types: short term rentals, long term apartments and condominiums as well as high-end luxury residences.What’s new or exciting at your place? We are launching our new Web site – We are hosting a launch party at Bagali’s in West Vail Dec. 4 from 5 – 7 p.m. Stop by and meet our staff and learn more about our services!We’re also running a holiday special: Purchase an Aprons and Strings gift certificate for cleaning services. Gift certificates come in increments of $25 with a $50 minimum. It’s a great gift!What strategy do you use to differentiate your business from your competition? Our rates are very competitive for the Vail Valley. We are offering a new client promotion for cleaning services: Receive your first five cleanings at $20 an hour per person. Our regular hourly rate is $25 an hour per person for cleaning services.We charge 35 percent of the total bill to deliver groceries, and you can schedule your required services online.What philosophy do you follow in dealing with your customers? What can your customers expect from you? Our mission is to provide the utmost in professionalism coupled with genuine hospitality, combined with integrity and delivered in all of our services. We are committed to going above and beyond the client’s greatest expectations.What does it take to be a part of the Aprons & Strings team? Ethics, etiquette, manners, and a passion for hospitality. We hire and train only the best. You can have peace of mind that the employees entering your home, rental or small business are trustworthy and dependable.Tell us a little about your background, education and experience: Etiquette and manners are ingrained in the Southern culture. Minding yourself and your house is taught to Southern girls at a very early age. I guess you could say I was born to run a property management business.Truth be told, though, I was actually trained – by Mama (who raised me in an apron) and my experience within the business world.I moved to Vail in 1999 and have been in the hospitality industry for more 15 years. I was born and raised in Columbus, Mississippi and received my bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University. I have been immersed in the local rental program market and several Homeowner’s Associations in the Vail Valley for over 8 years.What is the most humorous thing that has happened at your business since you opened? We have a strict client privacy policy. Your secrets (as well as your home and your keys) are safe here!

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