Our 'Why Us' Janitorial Blog
A Culture of Safety
At Summit Service Group, we have established a "Culture of Safety". To do this requires a total buy-in at all levels. In the past, our safety committee had targets of reducing accidents. The biggest step in establishing the Culture of Safety started when we decided not to try and reduce accidents but ELIMINATE them... Read More
Partnering With Your Cleaning Services Contractor
In my 14 plus years in the janitorial cleaning industry, it seems like most of the people I talk to view the cleaning as a commodity. Many feel like they just cannot get the consistent quality of cleaning from their janitorial contractor, that they feel they deserve and pay for... Read More
The Impact of Colorado's Minimum Wage Increase and Janitorial Cleaning Contracts
Colorado voters passed a new law that will raise minimum wage to $12.00 per hour by 2020. Starting January 1, 2017, the new minimum wage will be $9.30 per hour. This is an increase of about 12% over 2016. It will then be going up... Read More
Having Trouble Hiring People?
There was a report just released in the Denver Post today that Colorado has the 10th lowest unemployment rate in the nation. This does not come as a surprise to anyone I know as everyone is having trouble finding good workers. If you are having that problem, then let Summit Service Group take on that responsibility for the janitorial cleaning. Read More
Is It Important to Partner with Your Janitorial Cleaning Contractor?
Many people view janitorial cleaning service as a commodity. It is easy to understand this because the vast majority of janitorial cleaning contractors do not truly partner with their clients. At Summit Service Group, partnering with our clients is the only way that we do business. Read More
Why Are My Cleaning Bids So Far Apart in Price?
If you have ever taken bids for janitorial cleaning and have seen a wide range of pricing, there are some common sense reasons why this happens. The Building Services Contractors Association International (BSCAI) is our national trade organization and they have statistics from many contractors around our country and around the world. No matter who is giving you a bid, approximately 70% of every dollar quoted is going to pay the wages and payroll taxes of the cleaning personnel..... Read More
Efficiency is Key to Quality Service!
At Summit Service Group we use Google Apps for Work, a suite of cloud computing productivity and collaboration tools. With the implementation of Google Apps for Work we have streamlined our processes. We have immediate access to customer contract documentation, we can meet quickly with local and non local teammates utilizing Hangouts (a video conference tool), and our online forms allow us to communicate changes at any time, anywhere.... Read More
How Responsive is Your Janitorial Cleaning Contractor?
So many people view janitorial cleaning as a commodity, and in many ways it is. But I have talked with enough people over the years to find out that experiences with janitorial cleaning contractors goes from extremely bad to extremely good..... Read More