Owned and operated by the Murch family since 1978, 4M is one of the largest commercial cleaning companies in the country, servicing 85 million square feet every day.
In 1978, Mitch Murch, Sr. started 4M Building Solutions in true entrepreneurial fashion in St. Louis, Missouri. Mitch, at the age of 50 and completely broke at the time, saw an opportunity and took it. The owners of a 750,000 square foot office building in St. Louis were unhappy with their janitorial contractor. They demanded Class A services but could not find a commercial cleaning company to meet their expectations. And so Mitch’s vision to provide quality cleaning services to large facilities began. Mitch borrowed $36,000 from his best friend and began service at the buildings in just 30 days! The buildings’ owners trusted Mitch and awarded him this business which remains with 4M to this day. Thus, Mitch Murch’s Maintenance Management made their mark very quickly and became known as "The Quality Contract Cleaner" and quickly grew to be the largest janitorial contractor in St. Louis.
Over the years, Mitch Murch Maintenance Management grew to where it stands today, rebranding itself in 2014 to 4M Building Solutions, the company now generates over $60 million in annual revenue and operating in 14 Midwestern and Southeastern states.
The success comes from our core values that started back in 1978 of: customer intimacy, integrity, 360 degree team work and innovation. Tim Murch, CEO, and Mitch’s oldest son, said proudly, “These values were all defined by Mitch. That is a special legacy that will live forever.”
“Our success to date has been incredible and I look forward to building on that to achieve our mission.
We recently transitioned to 4M. The transition went amazingly well. Everyone worked hard to provide us pictures, background and drug testing information. Thank you to the entire 4M team for your patience and diligence getting those steps completed. 4M has done a tremendous job in providing high quality consistent janitorial service to us. I want to express my deep thanks to everyone involved in this transition from 4M’s top-notch administrative staff to their facility specialists. You have proven that customer satisfaction is your top priority and that you are skilled professionals. I am truly honored to have you as team members.- 2,200,000 square foot Utility Headquarters and Service Centers