I find it truly amazing that after 16+ years of sitting in the same desk and running the same company in the same market, that epiphanies continue to occur.
Sometimes it’s seeing things in a new way, or coming up with an idea that has meaningful impact on our internal operations, and sometimes it’s simply recognizing something that has been there just staring us in the face.
Recently on a flight home from an industry conference in Miami, I was reflecting on the messages of the keynote speakers along with the numerous conversations and casual discussions with my industry peers.
This conference was a gathering of 250 Executives from commercial cleaning companies across the country. We call ourselves BSC’s (Building Service Contractors). And this event in Miami was a congregation of the best and the brightest in our industry.
So, what was my epiphany…?
As I reflected back and replayed the conference in head, I became clearly aware of the fact that this collection of BSC’s truly and deeply care about their company, their clients, their employees, their industry at large and the properties we support. As a group, we refuse to accept and adhere to the status quo. We aspire to be “needle-movers’ and we are collectively on a mission to elevate our game and to transform the role of “cleaning” from a mundane task to a mission-critical component of running a successful property or facility.
From improving front-line performance to using technology and tools to offer seamless, real-time communications, we are truly pioneers in a new era of cleaning and facility support.
We are truly elevating cleaning (and other associated property support functions) to a valued service that requires effective management and support.
As a business owner / operator, I fully understand that there are literally thousands of options for cleaning / facility support in the DC Metro area alone.
And I realistically recognize that CleanOffice / PorterPlus cannot support every property in the DC Metro area.
But I do encourage you to work with a contractor who is an active and dedicated member of BSCAI.
Take a quick visit to the BSCAI website and you’ll quickly see how the members of this association are committed to Elevating the Value of Clean.