About Us

Our Origins, Our Values, Our People

Our Mission: Deliver worry-free, evidence-based green cleaning services to our residential and commercial clients.

What We Are

  • Cleaning experts
  • 100% Family owned and operated – no investors
  • Trustworthy, trained employees
  • Licensed, vetted, bonded, trained, insured, and certified
  • Passionate about client service

What We Are Not

  • We are NOT an “on demand” tech platform. We believe in business sustainability and delivering exceptional service.
  • We are NOT reliant on inexperienced contractors. All of our cleaning teams are W-2 trained professionals.

We Built This Out of Need

Hi Neighbors,

We founded WellNest in 2016 to “innovate by setting a new standard of excellence.” Through our own experiences with local yet unreliable cleaning services, we saw a need for a service designed for families like ours — busy and active. 

With two littles in tow, we set out to make it happen. From day one, WellNest has emphasized customer service, workforce advocacy, professional training programs, and modern technologies. We quickly became Northern Virginia’s leading cleaning services provider, winning many awards and accolades that proved our value. We grew from three part-time technicians and a single desk in a co-working space to nearly 50 full-time employees, an average employee tenure of 3+ years, a fleet of 16 vehicles, and residential and commercial clients all throughout Northern Virginia.

Our promise to our employees, our clients, and our community is to go above and beyond in maintaining the highest levels of clean.

We invite you to learn about WellNest Professional Cleaning. We would welcome the opportunity to partner with you to maintain cleaner spaces to live, work, and play.


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Phil & Nicole Harper

Parents, Business Owners, and Proud Northern Virginia Residents

Meet our Management Team

Phil Harper, President

Phil Harper, President

Phil is responsible for leadership, general management, strategy, vision, culture, customer success, technology, and making sure everyone on the team has the resources they need to be successful. Phil is a Penn State alum that lives in Loudoun County, VA with Nicole and their three children. A former CPA with a “Big 4” consulting pedigree, Phil was recently honored by the Leadership Center for Excellence as a Washington, DC 40 Under 40 Honoree.

Known nationwide as an innovator and advocate for the Janitorial Industry, Phil is an active member of the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association (ISSA) and serves on the ISSA’s Government Affairs Advisory Committee. 

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Nicole Harper, Co-Founder

Nicole is our behind-the-scenes Chief Innovation Officer. Nicole’s original idea of a premium cleaning service that moms could trust is the basis for all of our success in the residential cleaning industry. We then turned this into success on both the residential and commercial sides of the industry.

Also a Penn State alum and CPA, Nicole works full-time as a Finance Manager within an asset management firm. As a Mom of three, she is constantly looking for ways to make her life easier as a Mom and translate this insight into success stories within WellNest Professional Cleaning as well. 

Diana Arana, Office Manager

Diana Arana is our Office Manager at WellNest. Diana supports our clients with five-star customer service, field coordination, procurement, recruiting, onboarding, and all things office management. 

Prior to WellNest, Diana was an Assistant Manager for a luxury retail brand. Outside of work, Diana is busy with two active kiddos and a love for warm weather!

Hiley Ortez, Quality Control Manager

Hiley Ortez is our Quality Control Manager at WellNest. Hiley leads on-site operations, performs inspections, and is our crew’s first point of contact for all service delivery items. 

Hiley has nearly a decade of experience in the cleaning industry. Hiley maintains an ongoing countdown to the Holidays in preparation for her love of decorating!

Julio Reales, Night Supervisor

Julio Reales is our Night Supervisor at WellNest. Julio supervises our Night Crews cleaning commercial spaces. Hiley leads on-site operations, performs inspections, and is our crew’s first point of contact for all service delivery items. 

Julio has decades of experience in the cleaning industry working with large and small cleaning companies throughout the DC Metro Area. Julio loves spending time with his young, growing grandbabies!