New 'Mission Accomplished' business aims to tackle the to-do list

New 'Mission Accomplished' business aims to tackle the to-do list

Sue Crook, left, of Pawtucket, and Heather Cook, of North Smithfield, have started Mission Accomplished, a personal concierge and life management service to take on chores like grocery shopping and vacation planning so northern Rhode Islanders can spend less time stressing and more time enjoying their weekends. (Valley Breeze photo by Meghan Kavanaugh)

Sue Crook and Heather Cook want to do your grocery shopping. They want to wait in line for you at the DMV and they want to plan your vacation.

Take almost any task on your to-do list that prompts an eye roll or exhausted sigh and hand it over; they are eager to take it off your plate.

Together they own Mission Accomplished, a life management service that aims to help individuals in northern Rhode Island with day-to-day tasks.

"You name the mission, and we'll accomplish it for you," reads their motto.

Each a self-proclaimed "Jill of all trades," Crook, of Pawtucket, and Cook, of North Smithfield, met while attending a Center for Women & Enterprise business course.

"We thought, 'Hey, we both have great skills together, and we both love to help other people,'" Cook said.

Cook had provided a similar service in her 20s, but time spent starting her own family has resulted in much more experience that she said is an asset to a job that can call on its owners to provide child or elder care or personal assistant skills one day, and party planning or catering the next.

Crook also owns her own travel agency, so she brings 18 years of knowledge of hotels, flights and excursions to the table.

The services can be booked to start and finish a project, or just to work in pieces. Crook and Cook can plan an entire birthday party, with decorations, catering and clean-up, or be hired to take on just one aspect.

If a project is too big for the two of them, other employees are on stand-by for a call to action.

With a host of contacts, Crook assures the pair can network to find a solution to any request.

"If we can't do it, we'll find someone who can," she said.

The goal of the business is to alleviate stress to provide for better wellness of body and mind, Cook said.

"People get burnt out. They're stressed," Cook said. "Time is invaluable to people. The purpose of our business is to create life management to help alleviate stress."

She continued, "It's really to help people have more time to enjoy their life."

Cost is approximately $30 per hour, but specific packages are currently in development. While many services are listed online, Cook said they are open to suggestions.

Mission Accomplished primarily serves those in northern Rhode Island, but owners are not averse to traveling elsewhere.

Visit or call Crook at 401-359-3324 or Cook at 401-787-5636 for more information.