Walter and Michelle Obrecht visited the Payson area for five days around Memorial Day 2006.
They decided to make the move to the community, and, in that short visit, were able to find two jobs, get a loan, buy a house and register their three children for school.
Marcie Sanders of RE/MAX Paradise Pines Realty helped the couple make all those big changes, Walter said.
Walter went to work for Safeway in the produce and bakery departments and his wife is a nurse at Rim Country Health and Retirement Community.
They moved to the area in July, then in October, Obrecht started a business on the side, Reliable Home Cleaning.
While his background is in electronics and mechanics, he has also owned three homes and knows a lot about cleaning, he said.
Reliable Home Cleaning does commercial work as well as home cleaning, plus yard work, gardening and provides a hauling service.
Obrecht is careful about the jobs he takes on.
While he can give a free estimate on a job within a day of getting a client's call, it might take some time before he can schedule the actual work.
In addition to his job at Safeway, Obrecht cares for his three children while his wife works during the day. So, it's necessary to get a babysitter when he has a cleaning job.
But once he's there, he said, he is as fast alone as other companies are with crews. "And I'm better," he said.
One of his clients has a 4,800 square-foot home which takes only four hours to clean.
He has four regular customers at present and is willing to do a lot of one-time special jobs.
If he gets more regular clients, he will need to hire help and he is not ready to do that yet, he said.
Those interested in learning more about Reliable Home Cleaning may call Obrecht at (928) 468-1684.