Press Release - 05/01/2017

The Service Companies Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary As The Hospitality and Gaming Industry’s One-Stop-Shop for Services

Founded in 1987 as a third shift cleaning service provider to the hospitality industry in Southern Florida, The Service Companies now spans nationwide and offers a large scope of managed, food & beverage and hospitality staffing, and specialty services

Miami Lakes, FL – The Service Companies, comprised of Heart of House Services, Acrobat Outsourcing and JRS International, celebrates its 30th anniversary following a year of growth and expansion of services. Offering a full scope of services, including turn-key housekeeping, public area and casino area cleaning, deep kitchen cleaning, stewarding, laundry, trained food & beverage professional staffing, window and chandelier cleaning, pressure washing and more, The Service Companies is the one-stop-shop for services to the hospitality and gaming industry, providing services to over 750 customers nationwide.

“The Service Companies’ growth has been driven by our strategic approach to pioneering turn-key service models, including housekeeping, stewarding and public areas, for hotels, casinos and resorts nationwide,” said Steve Wilson, President and CEO. He added, “We are a hospitality company first, and by partnering with our customers, we provide an expertise in operating these important service departments, which allows property leadership to focus on growing their business. We are seeing a tremendous interest and migration towards our turn-key service model. Leading hotel and gaming brands and management companies see this as the way of the future for the industry.”

The Service Companies was founded in Miami in May 1987 by its founding owners. It was one of the first third shift cleaning companies and the company focused on marble floor care and kitchen cleaning to the hospitality industry in Southern Florida. Over the course of the next ten years, the company expanded throughout the Southeast and was selected as an opening partner for The Ritz-Carlton brand.

In 2002, The Service Companies expanded its service offering to the Gaming industry: turn-key casino and public area cleaning and stewarding services. These services were introduced at the company’s first gaming customer in Northern Nevada and expanded to other regions. In 2008 the company was acquired from the founders by private equity firms, Apriori Capital and Vision Capital Partners. Following the acquisition, an elite team of hotel and casino executives was brought on to fully launch the new vision for The Service Companies: to become the premier provider of services to the hospitality and gaming industry. Shortly after, in 2009, The Service Companies introduced its turn-key housekeeping model to the industry, which has become the company’s specialty in the managed services segment.

Under Steve Wilson and the new leadership team, The Service Companies expanded nationwide through organic growth as well as strategic acquisitions. JRS International was acquired in 2010, bringing the nation’s specialty services provider to the luxury hospitality industry under The Service Companies. Further acquisitions include a laundry operation in Florida in 2014, the company’s first off-site and fully owned laundry facility, Acrobat Outsourcing in 2015, and Drake Staffing and Majesty Hospitality Staffing, both in 2016. The acquisitions of Acrobat Outsourcing, Drake Staffing and Majesty Hospitality Staffing expanded The Service Companies’ offering to include food & beverage and hospitality staffing, making the company a true one-stop-shop for all services to the hospitality and gaming industry.

About The Service Companies

The Service Companies portfolio consists of Heart of House Services, Acrobat Outsourcing and JRS International, three of the most widely known service providers exclusively dedicated to the hospitality industry. The Service Companies operates in 34 states and Puerto Rico, providing services ranging from turn-key housekeeping and stewarding services to EVS cleaning of public areas, kitchens, windows and chandeliers to fully trained staffing services. Led by an executive team with more than 200 years of combined experience at AAA Four Diamond-rated hotels and casinos, The Service Companies has an impressive track record, serving a variety of exclusive clients including The Ritz-Carlton and other luxury properties. The Service Companies’ model delivers both consistently high levels of service quality and improved performance at the bottom line. For more information on The Service Companies, please call (800) 385-8800 or visit www.theservicecompanies.com.