Universal Services of America (USA), a full range of building services including janitorial, maintenance, and security, re-opened its janitorial division—Universal Building Maintenance. This division was originally started back in 1965 and operated in southern California successfully for approximately 25 years. The addition of building maintenance makes Universal Services of America one of the largest, full service facility service companies, which includes the operation of security firms Universal Protection Service (UPS), UPS Security Systems, and UPS Fire/Life Safety Services.
Brian Cescolini and Steve Jones, the owners of Universal Protection Service have partnered with Mark Olivas, the former managing director for the western region for One Source Building Services to re-open Universal Building Maintenance.
“With the recent consolidation of the two largest janitorial firms in the US,” said Cescolini, president and chief executive officer of Universal Services of America. “We spoke with our clients and they welcomed a better option.”
Steve Jones, CEO of Universal Services of America is committed to “building the perfect company from the ground up, one that is focused on the customer and its people.”
“I have admired Universal Protection Service for the last 10 years and I feel that no other company really understands the customer like Universal Protection Service, ” said Mark Olivas, president of Universal Building Maintenance. “My goal is to use their customer service philosophy, their resources, and their technology to build an unmatched janitorial firm. I love that we are not trying to change a culture but instead we get to create it from the ground up.
“Universal Building Maintenance will become in the janitorial industry what Universal Protection Service is in the security industry, a highly flexible and innovative customer focused organization,” Olivas continued.
Universal Building Maintenance will have offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego to start and will expand when the opportunities present themselves. Universal Protection Service offers security solutions the Denver area from its office located in Aurora, CO and provides services to the Denver branch of CB Richard Ellis, based in the Denver Technological Center.