A prom queen turned Marine has once again reinvented herself, launching her latest entrepreneurial venture.
Atlanta resident Shayla Hill, founder, and owner of The Bow Tie Butlers a luxury house cleaning concierge said she wore her first dress, high heels and makeup to her Grady High School senior prom in 2003.
“I’m not a girly girl,” she said.
Within the year, Hill was decked out in camouflage and scaling walls with fellow U.S. Marine Corps recruits at Parris Island, South Carolina.
“I have no idea to this day why I even thought to join the Marine Corps. It’s not like I had family members in the military,” she said. “That’s just me, always looking for a challenge.”
Her next challenge after an honorable discharge due to a hip fracture was in the civilian world at Buckhead’s Lenox Square mall, where Hill climbed the ranks at footwear retailer Steve Madden.
“I was maxed out in pay. I was working there for 10 years and they told me I could not make anymore,” she said.
At a crossroads, and en route to a 2014 bachelor of business administration degree, Hill said she looked for a career solution close to home.
“What kind of business could I come up with that can turn the most profit, the most money? Naturally, I just thought home-cleaning services. I helped my grandmother do it as I was growing up. I was good at it,” she said.
Her career as a high-end store manager helps her have solidarity with the luxury services that she offers. Her services include house cleaning, laundry, plant watering, personal driving, valet trash, errand running, personal driving and much more.
The Bow Tie Butlers understand how to go above and beyond to meet customers’ expectations, which is why services extend beyond tailored house cleanings.