Our History

Our History

The Service Companies was founded in 1987 to provide third shift cleaning services to the hospitality industry in Southern Florida. In the last 30+ years, the company has celebrated a number of milestones that have contributed to who we are today, including the launch of our partnership with The Ritz-Carlton, the expansion into new markets and service lines, and the acquisitions of JRS International, Acrobat Outsourcing, MMI International, Drake Staffing, Majesty Hospitality Staffing, and MCR Facility Services, to name a few. Today, The Service Companies is a trusted integrated service provider, offering cleaning, housekeeping, staffing, and facility maintenance services to clients in 31 states and the Bahamas.

Learn more about our history below.

  • Moving boat in the Miami Beach Marina

    The Service Companies’ predecessor is founded. A pioneer in offering specialized third shift cleaning services focused on marble floor care and kitchen cleaning, the Company begins offering these services to the Hotel industry in South Florida.

  • Various trees in front of a hotel near a boardwalk

    The Service Companies was selected as an opening partner for The Ritz-Carlton brand, a relationship that continues today, with the opening of The Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach.

  • Aerial view of courtyard with water features and buildings

    The mid 1990s featured a period of growth for The Service Companies with its expansion outside of Florida and entrance into the Atlanta market at the iconic Hyatt Regency Atlanta in preparation for the Centennial Olympic Games.

  • Close up of multiple sets of hands playing a casino game

    The Service Companies expands their service offerings to the Gaming industry by including turn-key casino, public areas cleaning and stewarding at its first gaming customer in Northern Nevada.

  • Rectangular pool surrounded by pool chairs at sunset

    Following the acquisition of the company from the founders, the company brings on an elite team of hotel and casino executives to fully launch the new vision for The Service Companies: to become the premier provider of managed services to all segments of the hospitality industry.

  • Maid making bed in hotel room

    The Service Companies expands their service offering again by adding full turn-key housekeeping. Today, The Service Companies cleans 554,000 hotel rooms a month and growing.

  • cleaning-services-crystal-chandelier

    The Service Companies acquires JRS International, the premier provider of window and chandelier cleaning to luxury properties for the last 30 years. This acquisition expands our service offering.

  • Person grabbing a stack of towels

    The Service Companies acquires its first laundry operation in Florida, further realizing the Company’s vision of becoming the premier provider of managed services to all segments of the hospitality industry.

  • CDG NYC logo

    With the assistance of CDG-NYC, a leading international branding firm, the company goes through a complete re-branding, leading to a new and enhanced corporate focus and identity, as well as a brand platform to support the company’s growth and the integration of future acquisitions.

  • staffing-services-chef-cooking

    The Service Companies acquires Acrobat Outsourcing, the leading national hospitality staffing firm, enabling the company to add another new service offering, trained Food and Beverage service staffing. Acrobat Outsourcing is now known as The Service Companies’ Hospitality Services division.

  • Row of lounge chairs in a pool

    With the opening of a vacation ownership resort in Orlando, The Service Companies solidifies its position as the largest provider of Luxury Residential Resort cleaning, and adds a new service offering, pool cleaning and maintenance.

  • Close up of a chef working on omelets in multiple pans

    The Service Companies acquires Atlanta-based Drake Staffing, which becomes part of the company’s Hospitality Services division. This acquisition adds a critical region for growth and brings the company one step closer to realizing its vision to be the only nationwide provider for trained food and beverage professional staff.

  • Two chefs cutting various vegetables

    In its fifth acquisition in as many years, The Service Companies acquired Majesty Hospitality Staffing, cementing The Service Companies as the premier one-stop-shop for outsourced trained Food and Beverage staffing.

  • Gridiron Capital logo

    The Service Companies was acquired by investment firm Gridiron Capital, LLC. The partnership positions The Service Companies for rapid growth and expansion.

  • Assortment of many winding pipes

    The Service Companies acquired MCR Facility Services, a leading provider of integrated facility solutions in the United States. With this acquisition, The Service Companies launched its Engineering Services business unit, adding facility engineering services as a new line of service.

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