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Grosvenor Building Services

August 26, 2014 14:01 ET

Grosvenor Building Services Leverages 2014 Trend to Outsource Cleaning Services in Campus Environments

Expertise and Knowledge of Industry Standards Contribute to Significant Cost Savings

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - Aug 26, 2014) - Grosvenor Building Services, the first building services provider in Florida to have achieved CIMS-certification and deliver green and sustainable cleaning programs, announces its increasing market-share in addressing university campus building needs.

Grosvenor Services is leveraging the growing trend for campus facilities managers to outsource cleaning services to professional service companies in order to attain higher quality, better value, and to lower costs associated with in-house alternatives. The trend is being driven by the need for knowledgeable management of mandatory cleanliness standards, the ability for outside services to deliver economies of scale in investments for equipment and supplies and opportunities for significant and proven budget savings.

"Facilities managers are increasingly challenged to meet strict requirements for ensuring their campus buildings are clean and sanitary," said Rita McCauley, CEO of Grosvenor Building Services, Inc. "We know that a clean environment impacts air quality but now a study by the Center for Facilities Research at APPA, shows a direct correlation between cleanliness and a student's level of academic achievement. Of the 1,500 students polled in the study, 84 percent indicated that spotlessness or tidiness was desired to create an optimal learning environment."

Grosvenor Building Services has been delivering quality cleaning services to Florida colleges for more than 10 years, including to Pasco Hernando College, satellite facilities for Valencia College and Palm Beach College to name a few. Each of these institutions switched from in-house cleaners to outsourcing, according to McCauley. As industry and government standards became more stringent, including the adoption of green standards, and budgets got tighter, facilities managers realized that they derived better value and service using outside expertise.

"Campus facilities managers face unique challenges in managing cleaning services, not only in meeting regulatory requirements, but also in managing staff and making investments in equipment and supplies. Experts can bring a pro-active approach to these challenges by providing professional staff, the latest methodologies and eliminating the burden of investment in equipment and supplies," said Jon Clontz, general manager for Grosvenor Building Services. "Our customers have generally realized approximately 25-40 percent reduction in their costs overall. Reduced costs are generally the result of a combination of reduced labor and equipment investments. An outside contractor's professional staff can deliver a strategic plan to scale for the academic year as well as to meet cleanliness standards for the great diversity of buildings on campus, such as labs, clinics and day care facilities, classrooms, lecture halls, and libraries."

About Grosvenor Building Services

Established in Ireland in 1959 and with U.S. Headquarters established in Orlando, FL in 1983, Grosvenor Building Services is a family owned and operated security, cleaning and facility services company. Grosvenor Services is the first building services company in Florida to receive the coveted CIMS certification which demonstrates an organization is prepared to deliver quality, customer-focused services and ensures an organization is capable of delivering a comprehensive green cleaning program. With over 50 years of experience, Grosvenor has a strong management team highly knowledgeable in the delivery of soft services. It strives to provide the highest possible levels of service and commitment to each and every client, not only complying with standards, but also to set them. This commitment to quality and lasting customer relationships that is at the heart of everything we do. For more information, please visit:

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