MMMM ACQUIRES ROYAL SERVICES, INC. WITH OPERATIONS THROUGHOUT FLORIDA
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, November 1, 2003 – In one of the most significant developments in the building services industry this year, Tim Murch, CBSE, president of Mitch Murch’s Maintenance Management Co. (MMMM), announced that his company haspurchased Royal Services, Inc., one of Florida’s most respected and oldest contract cleaning firms, from the Rosenbloom family. Royal Services, Inc. was started in 1909, and has operations throughout Florida in Jacksonville , Orlando , Tampa and Miami and is one of the most respected contract cleaning companies in Florida . The name will be slightly changed to Royal Services, a Division of MMMM. MMMM celebrated its 25th anniversary October 1.
MMMM is headquartered out of St. Louis with more than 2,400 employees in 350 accounts servicing over 35 million square feet every day and night throughout Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan and now Florida. The transaction is a perfect fit for both companies and their Florida customers, as they provide supervised cleaning of some of the most prestigious facilities, SaniGlaze tile and grout restoration services, carpet cleaning, power washing, construction cleanups, and other specialized services. The purchase includes all of Royal’s contracts, equipment, management and employees. Chip Wilkening, CBSE will serve as the Southeast Division Vice President, and manage the current Royal team. “The Royal acquisition will allow us to use their prestigious accounts as a platform to effectively grow the Southeast Division into Georgia , Alabama , Mississippi , North and South Carolina ,” said Wilkening.
With the addition of the Royal accounts, MMMM will have more than 7 million square feet of commercial office property, corporate headquarters, entertainment parks, schools and manufacturing facilities under contract throughout Florida, and will bring its total company annual sales volume to more than $40 million.
“We believe that the local Royal management teams supported by one of the largest diversified contract cleaning companies with MMMM’s resources will provide an excellent opportunity to better serve clients throughout Florida, creating more value for them.” said Tim Murch.
According to Steve Rosenbloom, President of Royal Services, Inc., “We wanted to find the right company with all the qualities necessary to manage and grow our almost 100 year old company’s operations. We have known Tim Murch and the quality company that MMMM is for over 15 years. MMMM is one of the few companies we considered due to their solid reputation they have worked so hard to develop in the industry. MMMM will continue to provide the same services that the Rosenbloom family built their reputation on, along with the enhanced opportunities for growth that a larger company brings. It was a natural fit for both companies,” Rosenbloom said. “We have the same philosophies about business and about our employees. I was looking for a company to merge with that would treat my clients and employees as well as I have and one that offers additional capabilities as well as the latest state of the art systems, methods and procedures.”
Both Murch and Wilkening are excited about the opportunities in regard to the development of new business. “While the marketplace may be experiencing some belt-tightening right now, there are numerous opportunities to be pursued as prospective customers look for efficiencies in their cleaning programs, and we have the innovations and expertise to provide them with what they are looking for,” said Murch.
Royal Services, Inc., a Division of MMMM provides service to some of Florida ’s most prestigious and respected clients. A few of these are Blue Cross Blue Shield, SunTrust, Busch Gardens, Sea World, Discovery Cove, Capital Partners, Winn Dixie, Xomed Corporation and PM Realty with 450 employees throughout Florida .
MMMM is recognized as a leader in the industry through its involvement in the Building Service Contractors Association International (BSCAI), and its innovative quality control, employee incentive and safety programs. Their successful philosophy is quality cleaning facilities with built in supervision, managing their workforce with supervisor to employee ratios that exceed industry averages and paying employees a premium wage rate with incentives and benefits to attract and retain employees resulting in consistency and higher quality.
All Royal office locations, addresses and phone numbers will continue to remain the same. MMMM’s web site address is www.4-m.com.