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Success Story: Grand Rapids Select Services - Commercial Cleaning Company
June 06, 2023
In the fall of 2019, Victor Hernandez and Alan Lucas with GR Select and members of the Facilities Services Custodial team met to discuss business opportunities at GVSU. We do a lot of planning in the fall and winter to ensure we can execute all the work for the upcoming summer. Getting the whole campus ready for camps and conferences and then for the fall semester requires a coordinated partnership with our full-time GV staff and contractors to get all the work done at a high level.
Victor and his team at GR Select put a lot of time into estimating several locations on the Allendale campus and were ready to start working with us in the summer of 2020, and then the COVID pandemic derailed how we were doing business for a couple years. There were many uncertainties that were hard to plan for and didn’t have a need for as much contract work. Larger portions of the work could be done with in house with Facilities staff, due to cancellations of overnight camps and conferences, and other COVID impacts felt across campus.
Dan Hylen, Manager of Facilities-Custodial and Jake Marg, Manager of Facilities-Custodial reconnected in the Fall of 2022 with GR Select and they completed their first job for GV over the winter break restoring floors in Holton Hooker Living Center, and in the Fieldhouse. Both Dan and Jake were very impressed with their attention to detail, competitive prices, and commitment to customer service. Facilities Services is looking forward to our business relationship continuing to grow with Victor, Alan and GR Select.
-Ed Wierzbicki, Director of Facilities for Custodial and Operations
A little bit about GR Select:
A local family owned & operated cleaning company based in Grand Rapids, MI. Our focus is to provide a top-class service, maximizing the potential of each of our great people while delivering great results to our customers.
To find out more about them visit https://www.selectgr.com/