Robb Fleischer tells us about the establishment of San Francisco's First Houscleaning Company, and how this led to the formation of AMSI
Upon the formation of AMSI, Grandma’s Housecleaning Service (San Franciso’s first organized housecleaning company), was a subsidiary of AMSI. Founded in 1970 by Michael Kocina as Grandma’s Helpers, created as a mechanism to provide apprenticeship training to thousands of individuals seeking social refuge in our wonderful city of San Francisco.
This practical training was later scholastically accredited by The Apollonian Academy, also co-founded by Michael Kocina. Michael was a well known character and fondly known and referred to as ‘Grandma’ through word of mouth by individuals flocking to San Francisco from all over the world and looking for a productive start during the post hippy-era. Maintain, A property Maintenance Service, an off-shoot of Grandma’s Helpers remains as one of AMSI’s vital services today. It was an honor to partner with Michael in 1981 and with Zoya Lee Smithton a few years later to become AMSI.
Today AMSI is a leader in all aspects of Real Estate, including representing Buyers and Sellers, Leasing, Extended Stay & Corporate Housing, Property Management, Relocation Services, Homefinding, Rental Management and Marketing Technology, Property Maintenance, Interior Design & Housing Cleaning Services. We are truly blessed to work with the best team of individuals who love what they do, and who do business professionally, and with the highest level of integrity and ethics.
AMSI CEO, CFO and Broker