A Houseman is responsible for hands-on maintenance and cleaning of a home as well as additional duties as needed by the employer which can include gardening, serving meals and driving. In many ways, a good Houseman is like a jack-of-all trades who can add significant value to an employer’s life and home through a wide variety of skills.

We know how important the safety of your family and your home is. We work hard to screen all of our Housemen and check every reference.  We practice “full disclosure” which means that we share all pertinent information about candidates with our clients so that you can make a fully informed hiring decision. We’ll never withhold information from you just to push a candidate through. We will keep you informed of our progress screening your chosen candidates throughout your search.

It is important to us that you feel confident that the Houseman you hire through Town + Country will maintain the safety and security of your home as well as your personal belongings and private information.  Just as important, we work closely with you to understand your household’s unique needs so that we can match you with a Houseman who will be a great fit.

The duties of a Houseman may include:

  • Heavier interior and exterior cleaning
  • Ongoing cleaning
  • Running household errands
  • Purchasing and organizing household cleaning supplies
  • Driving
  • Care and cleaning of outdoor furniture
  • Cleaning windows and chandeliers
  • Other home maintenance projects


Compensation for a Houseman is usually based on two factors: the amount of experience the candidate brings to the position and the duties included in the Houseman job description.


Full-time Housemen typically earn between $50,000 and $75,000, plus benefits. Part-time salaries range from $25 to $40 per hour. 


Some families choose to provide benefits to full-time Housemen, which may include:

  • Paid sick days
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacation
  • Medical insurance

What clients and staff are saying

“ A great Houseman can be indispensible for keeping a home well maintained both inside and out.  Town + Country housemen offer a variety of skills and professional experience from significant maintenance of home exteriors and surrounding property, to deep cleaning to serving guests to driving.  We’d be delighted to speak with you about finding the right match for your needs.” —Nancy McIlvaine, Town + Country Resources



Which positions are similar to a Houseman?

Many of a Housemen’s duties are be similar to a Housekeeper’s. In addition, a Houseman may perform some of the duties of a Driver and Butler, although typically, a Houseman would not have formal training, as would a Butler.

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