About Wellnest

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

  • Experts in cleaning & disinfecting
  • 100% Family owned and operated – no investors
  • Trustworthy, trained employees
  • Licensed, vetted, bonded, trained, insured, and certified

What We Are Not

  • An “on demand” tech platforom
  • Reliant on inexperienced contractors
  • Backed by millions in VC funding

We Built This Out of Need

Hi Neighbors,

We founded WellNest in 2016 to “innovate by setting a new standard of excellence.” 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 1.5 years, a fleet of 16 vehicles, and residential and commercial clients all throughout Northern Virginia.

Enter COVID-19.

As this highly contagious pathogen started to rip through our communities and our way of life, we found ourselves in a unique position to contribute to the battle in a meaningful way. We are leaders in the janitorial industry, certified experts in Infection Prevention, and also business owners. The fight against COVID-19 is an unprecedented yet collective fight. Our promise to our community is to go above and beyond to keep us all healthy.

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


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Phil & Nicole Harper


Business Owners

Proud Members of the NoVA Community

Meet our Management Team

Phil Harper
Co-Founder, Owner, CEO

Phil is our CEO who 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 two little boys, Tommy and Landon. He was recently honored by the Leadership Center for Excellence as a Washington, DC 40 Under 40 Honoree.

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Nicole Harper
Co-Founder, Advisor

Nicole is our behind-the-scenes Chief Innovation Officer. She works full-time as a Finance Manager within an asset management firm. As a “BoyMama,” she is constantly looking for ways to make her life easier as a Mom and translate this insight into success stories within WellNest as well. 

Elizabeth Shine
Account Manager

Elizabeth Shine is an Account Manager at WellNest. She is in charge of account management, purchasing inventory, vendor relations, and ensures our staff have what they need to succeed as cleaning technicians and as co-workers. Elizabeth is a Certified Custodial Technician by the ISSA. Outside of work, Elizabeth is a grad student at George Washington University and is an avid reader
and coffee-drinker.

Manu Aggarwal
Director of Marketing

Manu brings over a decade of marketing experience to WellNest Professional Cleaning, helping with customer acquisition, marketing, and branding. Manu has worked with various established businesses and startups in the Washington, DC metro area to help them increase customer acquisition and grow their businesses. 

Advisory Board

Ian Northrop

Ian has been our top Strategic Advisor since Day One of launching WellNest. Ian is a West Point graduate, former US Army Intelligence Officer, and Harvard MBA. He is the CEO of a defense contracting and systems engineering firm dedicated to supporting the Army.

Fernando Garcia

Fernando has nearly two decades of experience in commercial cleaning, including as a General Manager of a national cleaning company for many years. Additionally, Fernando is a former military officer and owner-operator of an international language school.