Janitorial Service Celebrates 25 Years

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Supreme Maintenance Organization (SMO), a leading janitorial service provider in the Southeast based in Greensboro, North Carolina, is celebrating its Silver Anniversary.

Twenty-five years ago, after graduating from UNC Chapel Hill, David Murphy asked his best friend, Gary Collins, who had just graduated from Elon University, to start a business with him. They borrowed their moms’ vacuum cleaners, contributed $100 each and started a cleaning business. To this day, Gary likes to remind everyone that “David had to borrow his $100.” The pair landed their first cleaning contract, worked hard, and soon found themselves cleaning day and night. As the company grew, David and Gary hired family members and friends to help out.

Today, the company employs over 450 people across four states and serves over ten million square feet daily for some of the most prominent businesses and organizations in the Southeast. As the company continues to grow, David and Gary have never forgotten where they came from and it is these humble beginnings that have given them a deep appreciation for their employees and what they do on a daily basis. According to Collins, “This has created one of our company’s core philosophies and the reason that we consider our valuable employees to be internal customers.”

In April of this year, the company will formally celebrate its 25th Anniversary at the Koury Convention Center by gathering with family, friends, and current and former employees and service partners.

The future looks bright for the company as 2013 was one of its best years; it experienced a twenty-five percent growth rate over the previous year. Murphy added, “The future is indeed bright as we continue to grow our market share and our geographical footprint. We are very much looking forward to the next twenty-five years.”

About Supreme Maintenance Organization

SMO is recognized throughout the Southeast for dependable customer service, cost effective cleaning and facility maintenance solutions, progressive stable management, cutting edge technology, and extensive employee training and development through SMO University. With over 450 employees, SMO serves over ten and a half million square feet daily for some of the most prominent businesses in the region. Visit http://www.smoworks.com today to learn why the more you know, the more you need S M O.

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