Featured Select Janitorial Cleaner: Marvin

What sets Select Janitorial apart is our team of expert, dedicated cleaning staff. When businesses reach out to us to inquire about janitorial services, we take great care in matching them with the perfect cleaner to suit their needs. We all have our strengths and preferences and ensuring that we find the right cleaner for the right job is key to building a long-term relationship and ensuring our clients receive the best clean every time. 

That’s why we are so excited to begin introducing you to our team of Select Janitorial cleaners! When you work with Select Janitorial, you’re partnering with a member of our community, and supporting their family, aspirations, and livelihood. 

Today, we are featuring Marvin, one of the newest team members to join Select Janitorial. Originally from the Philippines, Marvin lives in Victoria with his wife and child. He decided to start his career in janitorial services because of his entrepreneurial spirit, and the fact that he could run and grow his own business. He loves that by working hard, he controls his own success instead of being limited by a traditional 9-5 job.

One of the biggest impacts that starting his janitorial career has made on his life is that he is now able to spend more time with his family, and have more control over his schedule and aspirations – the sky is the limit for Marvin!

We take great pride in supporting, coaching, and encouraging our team to grow their businesses and success beyond their wildest dreams. As an ethical cleaning company, we empower our staff at every step in their entrepreneurial journey and look for ways to help them grow and succeed. 

When you work with Select Janitorial, you aren’t supporting ana anonymous corporation – you’re working with locals who are committed to serving their communities, and who are proud to live, work, and play on Vancouver Island. Relationships are the foundation of a successful long-term cleaning service, and we ensure that your cleaner is a part of your business’s team! 

Looking for a cleaning team to support your business? Contact Select Janitorial today for your free consultation! We have teams in Victoria, Duncan and Nanaimo ready to serve you. Call today!

Supporting Our Front-Line Janitorial Workers

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had an opportunity to show our appreciation for front-line and essential workers that are working so hard to keep our communities healthy and safe. From grocery store workers to the nurses and doctors working in our hospitals, there are many roles that play an important part in keeping essential services open and making sure that our sick and vulnerable receive the care they need.

However, there is one group that is fighting COVID-19 on the frontlines that may not immediately come to mind, and that is the janitorial and cleaning staff that have taken on an important role in keeping hospitals, businesses, and community spaces disinfected and clean so that we are able to safely access services and support other front-line staff.

Janitorial workers can often be under-appreciated in the best of times – not many people take the opportunity to stop and thank their janitor, and many work when buildings are closed for the evening, making this important service go under the radar.

Now is the perfect time to acknowledge the hard work, effort, and expertise that professional cleaning staff bring to their work. A recent article in the Tyee explored what life is like for many cleaning staff, from longer hours and increased workload to the fears they face in keeping themselves and their families safe. 

A career in janitorial services can be an amazing stepping stone to a better life for new Canadians, and those who may not have the language skills or education to begin another career right away. At Select Janitorial, we take incredible pride in training, supporting, and helping to grow the careers and success of each of our janitorial teams. We are grateful for the amazing clients who have always shown appreciation for their cleaning team but have been particularly supportive during these last few uncertain months. 

It is an ongoing mission of ours to support the local business community, and especially now, we take our role to heart. Our janitorial staff are going above and beyond to serve and support their clients, and we appreciate the hard work and dedication they have shown.

If your business has a janitorial team, or you happen to see cleaning staff working hard at a hospital or community centre, take a moment to appreciate the important role they play in moving us towards a safer, more social climate. 

On behalf of the team at Select Janitorial, thank you to all cleaning staff for their hard work, dedication, and sacrifice in the ongoing battle against COVID-19, and for their important role in keeping everyone healthy and safe in these uncertain times. 

 

Select Janitorial is Now Serving Duncan and Nanaimo, BC!

Vancouver Island janitorial and commercial cleaning company Select Janitorial is now expanding their service areas, and will begin serving businesses in Nanaimo and Duncan beginning April 1st, 2019.

After over 20 years based in Victoria, BC, owner Marcus Swift is looking forward to bringing the same level of service and focus on supporting the local community to Nanaimo and Duncan. “We are excited to begin working with businesses across Vancouver Island. Serving businesses in Victoria has been so fulfilling over the last 20 years, and starting this new chapter in our business is very exciting.”

Passionate about putting communities first, Select Janitorial has been a longtime supporter of various local charities, including the Cridge Centre for the Family and Headway Victoria Epilepsy and Parkinson’s Centre. The company prides themselves on creating stable, long-term employment for their cleaning staff, and provide job training and support that benefits new Canadians, and those whose skills may not allow them to thrive in other work. “We want our cleaners to feel an ownership of their work, and feel empowered and proud of the work they do. We believe in providing people with opportunity, support, and skills. This really is more than just a job, this is an opportunity for them to give their family a life they’ve always hoped for.”

Select Janitorial specializes in commercial and office cleaning, including medical and veterinary offices, apartment buildings, retail space, and community buildings such as shopping centres, places of worship, and schools.

If your Duncan or Nanaimo business is in need of professional cleaning and janitorial services, Select Janitorial is looking forward to serving you!