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Estate/Private Service



As of October 7, 2015


Harper Associates handles many exclusive domestic staffing assignments for prominent executive families. Recent experience in luxurious private residences, along with outstanding references from previous employers are required for consideration.



We are seeking an expert laundress to work in a magnificent private home 2 or 3 days/week, 16-20 hrs/week.  Will be handling exquisite wardrobe and very fine linens.  Must have professional experience as a laundress (laundry, ironing, steaming) with verifiable references for this type of work in a luxury home.


You must send resume if you’d like to be considered.  $20-$25/hr.


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Full-time, year round position for an experienced Estate Housekeeper. We are seeking a responsible, flexible and trustworthy individual who enjoys housekeeping, cooking, laundry, ironing and running errands. Hours will fluctuate somewhat depending on the season but this is a year round position. Must have experience working in a large, private, luxury estate (preferably in Palm Beach) on a long term basis. References and background check will be required for final candidates.  Only those who send resume will be considered. Local S. Florida candidates only.  Excellent salary, benefits available.


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Experienced housekeeper is needed to maintain an executive's home.  Must have experience in a large, luxury home, doing housekeeping, laundry, helping with parties, etc.  Non-smokers only.  Live-in is required, accommodations are only available for one individual, no children, pets, allowed.


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Our client is seeking an experienced hands-on, working Domestic Couple to share varied responsibilities including housekeeping, household shopping, house management, grounds, pool and interior maintenance. Security background would be a plus. Cooking abilities would be appreciated but not required. Good computer skills are needed.

The couple will live in a guest house on the property. Although the principals travel often, the live-in couple does not.

We are seeking candidates already in Michigan or with ties to the area.


Excellent six figure package, private living quarters, vehicle provided, great benefits!


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Active family seeks experienced laundress/housekeeper. This individual's responsibility will primarily be laundry but will also assist with housekeeping in a very large, magnificent home.  Must have experience doing many loads of laundry on a daily basis, folding, steaming, etc. May also do grocery shopping or other errands if mutually agreed upon. Non-smokers only. ~20 hours/week.


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Experienced maintenance professional is needed to handle indoor and outdoor maintenance for multiple residences.  Must have experience working in luxury homes and broad range of household maintenance and handy man expertise.  Flexibility is required along with willingness to drive to various locations within metro Detroit.  Excellent wages based on experience, benefits negotiable.


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Busy Executive seeks experienced housekeeper/laundress who has also done packing for travel for their employer along with assisting with wardrobe, helping with parties, etc. Solid references will be required. Tuesday-Saturday schedule.  Great wages.


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May be an ideal opportunity for a Personal/Executive Assistant to CEO who would like to work in a beautiful lakefront residence instead of a corporate office.


Newly created position available to support a busy Executive and handle many aspects of his/her personal/home life.    We are seeking a flexible and capable professional, who enjoys wearing many hats and has the expertise to create standards and a household manual.  The House Manager/PA must be able to manage schedules and calendars for the Executive, vendors, service personnel, veterinarian appointments, etc..   Will handle social and professional correspondence on behalf of the employer.  Running errands and purchasing household groceries and supplies will be among routine tasks.   Driving principal or other guests or packages to various destinations will be included.  Will oversee watercraft and dock.   Must have previous experience making travel arrangements and helping to plan social events.  Acting as House Manager, one must have the knowledge to establish and implement a cleaning and maintenance schedule.  In addition to having outstanding computer skills, this individual must be very TECH savvy.  Candidates must be physically agile and able to lift and carry 50 lbs. (i.e. suitcase, furniture, etc.).  We are seeking a polished, trustworthy professional who uses extreme discretion and understands the need for strict confidentiality.   Only non-smokers will be considered.

All inquiries will remain confidential.

Our client prefers local candidates or those with a specific desire to relocate to Michigan.


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We are seeking someone similar to Alice from the Brady Bunch.  Busy family needs great deep cleaning housekeeper who also enjoys doing laundry, errands, grocery shopping and preparing home cooked meals. 


Full-time position, 8am-5pm Monday-Thursday, until 3pm on Fridays. 


Must be friendly and flexible able to work around children and pets.  $20-$25/hr


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Terrific, newly created position for an experienced, working hands-on Estate Couple. One individual must be a Private Chef, the other an Estate Housekeeper. In addition, there will be other household responsibilities. This position will be based in Palm Beach six months of the year and suburban Detroit, MI the remainder of the year. Private housing will be provided in each location for two adults only, children or pets cannot be accommodated. 
$125-$150K plus benefits and housing. 

All inquiries will remain confidential.


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Fun, active family seeks experienced Nanny to stay long term and grow with them.
Children are 2-8 years old.  Ideal candidates have a college degree.  Foreign language speaking skills are a plus.  Flexibility is needed as schedule will vary somewhat but will be at least 40 hours and will typically include a Friday or Saturday evening.  Only those excited about traveling with the family for up to a few weeks at a time should apply.   Non-smokers only please.    Excellent wages!  Benefit allowance is negotiable


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Our client is a mature couple seeking a creative, talented Chef. Position will involve planning, grocery shopping and preparing meals with a healthy focus. Will also coordinate meals for guests and dinner parties, maintain a spotless kitchen and keep food and supply inventory . This individual can be based in SE Michigan or Palm Beach, FL area, however, the Chef does need to be flexible to travel to both areas, typically Florida in the winter season, Michigan in the summer. Housing is available for two adults (no children can be accommodated) in the Bloomfield Hills, Michigan area. Culinary degree and private service experience strongly preferred. We are looking for a Chef who is already residing in/near SE MI or Palm Beach, FL.


Excellent salary, benefits available.


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Involves exciting travel for up to several weeks at a time.  The Nanny must be able to do overnights on a regular basis.  


Outstanding opportunity available for a professional, well-educated nanny who has experience working with adolescents and teenagers. We are seeking a very energetic and athletic Nanny who loves to encourage and motivate children in the areas of physical fitness (indoors and outdoors) and good health habits.


The Nanny will also need to inspire the children to complete homework, attend school, etc. This is a live-in position on the days you are working; you are able to live elsewhere on your days off. You will work hard on the days you are scheduled, however, you will be compensated with an extremely generous salary and benefit package, along with many days off.


A degree is required (teaching degree a plus), in addition to experience working with children 10 yrs.+ and older. Foreign language speaking skills are highly desirable. Only non-smokers will be considered. The ability and desire to travel with the family, for up to several weeks at a time, often without significant notice, is essential. All inquiries will remain confidential.


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  Terrific full-time opportunity for a very experienced housekeeper who has worked in a very upscale

  private home, estate or possibly as a Chief Stewardess on a private yacht. Must be accustomed to

  working in an environment with very high standards in a luxury setting. Typical hours are

  Monday-Friday, 8am - 4:30pm. Solid work history and references will be required for consideration.


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  • Estate/DOMESTIC Personnel

Other positions may be available; many of our clients prefer to keep their vacancies confidential. If you have experience in a large private residence and accompanying references, please send your resume.


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Harper Associates Executive Residence positions include:

  • Estate Managers

  • Estate Housekeepers

  • Butlers

  • Private Chefs/Personal Chefs

  • Nannies

  • Laundresses

  • Chauffeurs

  • Maintenance Coordinators

  • Executive/Personal Assistants

  • Domestic Couples


** To be considered for these positions or any others available in Executive Residences through Harper Associates, e-mail a resume to  

Fax: 248-932-1214 or Phone: 248-932-3662



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