Press Release: Household Staffing Agency Turns 20

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Household Staffing Agency Turns 20
Home Care Services at an all Time High

Austin, Texas – August 5, 2014 – Austin-based MBF Agency, Texas’ largest and most established household staffing agency, turns 20 years old on August 24. In the midst of this milestone, MBF Agency is also seeing record placements as Austin’s economy continues to grow.

According to the Austin Business Journal, “Austin is one of the top cities for women in the workforce.” 1, and “Overall Texas saw its largest year-over-year job growth in nearly 17 years.” 2 These factors contribute to the rising need for more home and childcare assistance.

“Families are extremely busy, and the help that their household staff provides allows for more free time to spend together,” commented Wendy Petersen, Director of Long-term Placements.“The grocery shopping is done, errands have been run, a meal is started, and the kids’ homework is completed before a parent even walks in the door. They love it!”

While agencies have come and gone, MBF Agency has stood the test of time, and following a record year in 2013, they are already experiencing 20% year over year growth in the first two quarters of 2014. After recently surveying their client families, MBF Agency found that there were three top reasons why families chose to work with their agency:

  • Referral from a friend: After 20 years in Austin, the agency’s reputation has only grown stronger, and the word of mouth continues to grow.
  • Screening / Background Checks: The 10-step screening process is unparalleled in the industry.
  • Quality of Caregivers: Using a combination of both quantitative and qualitative information gleaned from the screening process, MBF Agency weeds out 90% of interested candidates.

As a full service domestic staffing firm, placements range from temporary (in-home babysitting, hotel babysitting, pet sitting, house sitting, emergency back-up care, and special events; senior care) to long-term (nannies, housekeepers, personal assistants, household managers, etc.)


About MBF Agency
MBF Agency is the leading household staffing provider in Texas and Colorado. Since 1994, MBF has been referring the highest quality nannies, sitters, senior caregivers, and household staff, with only 10% of applicants making it through a detailed screening process including extensive reference checks and a thorough criminal background check. This commitment to quality has resulted in numerous awards including “Best Nanny Service” in the Austin Family Magazine reader’s poll and “Best Sitter Service” by Dallas Child and Fort Worth Child Magazines. MBF Agency owners hold two board seats in the Alliance of Premier Nanny Agencies (APNA) and is a member of the International Nanny Association (INA). For more information, visit or call 512.346.2229.

Contact: Jessica Sjolseth, Director of Marketing | 512.736.9268