More than 50 years of Growth and Service

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The ServiceMaster Family

ServiceMaster Clean® professionals are part of the ServiceMaster family, one of the world’s largest and most versatile service networks with locations in the U.S. and Canada as well as 40 countries around the world.

Each year, we serve 10.5 million homes and businesses in the United States with:

  • Cleaning and disaster recovery services
  • Lawn care and landscape maintenance
  • Termite and pest control
  • Plumbing
  • Heating and air conditioning maintenance and repair
  • Appliance maintenance and repair
  • Cleaning and furniture maintenance
  • Home warranties

These services are provided through a network of company-owned and franchised service centers and business units operating under the following brands: TruGreen Lawn Care, Terminix, American Home Shield, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, AmeriSpec, and Furniture Medic.

Known as America’s Service Brands for Home and Business.

More than 50 years of Growth and Service

ServiceMaster, the parent company of ServiceMaster Clean, has come a long way since its start as a moth-proofing company founded in 1929 by Marion E. Wade, a former minor league baseball player.

When it was incorporated in 1947, ServiceMaster employed only half a dozen employees and earned a yearly revenue of $125,000. Today, that fledgling corporation is the leader of the service industry, employing more than 50,000 people, managing over 190,000 others, earning over $7.8 billion annually, and licensing over 5,400 independently owned and operated service providers.

What hasn’t changed over the years is the company’s credo. Wade had a strong personal faith and a desire to honor God in all he did. Translating this into the marketplace, he viewed each individual employee and customer as being made in God’s image—worthy of dignity and respect. His successors, Ken Hansen and Ken Wessner, also shared his viewpoint. These three leaders shaped what became our company objectives:

  • Honor God in All We Do
  • Help People Develop
  • Excel with Customers
  • Grow Profitably

ServiceMaster Objectives

Commitment to Quality

Realizing that helping every employee develop to his or her full potential would result in a greater quality of work, training at all levels became a cornerstone of the ServiceMaster approach. Operating under this basic philosophy, ServiceMaster expanded to carpet cleaning in 1952, establishing one of America’s first franchise businesses.

In 1962, the company took its expertise to the health care arena and pioneered what is now known as outsourcing. In 1980, we began serving the education market and expanded our work offerings to business and industry.

The Ultimate Service Business

In the 1980s, Chairman and former Chief Executive Officer C. William Pollard lead further expansion of our consumer business. Under his leadership, and the leadership of former Chief Executive Officer Carlos Cantu, ServiceMaster built on the original franchise business to form a network of quality service companies.



© 2011 ServiceMaster by Pletz. All rights reserved. An independent business licensed to serve you by ServiceMaster Clean.

Since 1986 John & Kathy Pletz have provided reliable janitorial services and office cleaning service throughout the McHenry and Lake County region.

We believe in service in the truest sense of the word. We believe it is our duty to serve both our employees and our customers to create a respectful working relationship that thrives. We're not perfect, but we strive for perfection in our work and our promise to truly EARN the right to return to clean for you again!

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ServiceMaster by Pletz

1120 Mitchell Court, Suite E
Crystal Lake, IL. 60014

Phone: 847-658-8889 (Lake County)
Phone: 815-455-5646 (McHenry County)

Fax: 847-658-8885

Your Crystal Lake Janitorial Service since 1986. Also serving McHenry, all of McHenry County and the Southern half of Lake County.

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