How Cleaning Services Improve Employee Productivity

Productivity measures the quantity and quality of work your employees can accomplish each day. Businesses strive to improve their productivity to increase their profitability and competitiveness. Managers make significant investments in training and technology to make their workforce more productive, but they often miss some of the easiest and most effective solutions.

Hiring a janitorial services company to maintain a clean and healthy work environment is a simple improvement that can significantly influence your workforce productivity. Employees thrive when they feel comfortable and safe at work. Learn how investing in cleaning services can help boost your staff’s productivity.

benefits of a clean work environment

Benefits of Having a Clean Work Environment

Studies show that our brains function better when our environment is clean and orderly. Clearing dust and clutter helps people focus and process information faster. Maintaining a clean workspace can help improve your staff’s productivity in the following ways:

1. Prevents Sick Leave

When employees call in sick, their productivity plummets to zero. Plus, the rest of your team must work harder to cover their absence, possibly putting their work aside to complete other projects.

Without proper cleaning, illnesses tend to spread rapidly through the office, potentially infecting an entire team within a few days. Frequent maintenance is essential to keep germs and viruses at bay. As we continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, hiring a cleaning service to disinfect your office could significantly reduce the frequency of sick leave.

Making an effort to keep your staff healthy also shows that you appreciate your team. Studies show that employees who feel valued are more productive and engaged in their work.

2. Boosts Team Efficiency

Digging through cluttered cabinets and messy drawers looking for a certain file is frustrating and takes time away from completing more important tasks. If 10 of your employees spend 5 minutes a day searching for missing supplies, that quickly adds up to 25 hours of wasted time every month.

Keeping your workspace clean and organized makes it easy for your employees to find what they’re looking for so they can use their time for more productive tasks.

3. Reduces Employee Stress

A dirty or cluttered environment can make the workday even more stressful for your employees — especially if they’re afraid of getting sick. Anxiety and stress can significantly reduce your staff’s happiness and performance.

Keeping your workspace clean and sanitized promotes a positive and relaxed environment where your team feels comfortable.

4. Keeps Employees Happy

Working among dust and grime can leave your staff feeling unhappy. Dirty bathrooms are especially upsetting to U.S. employees. Three-quarters of Americans agree that the condition of the restroom reflects how much the company values its employees.

Investing in cleaning services to improve employee satisfaction could help your business thrive. Studies show that employees are 13% more productive when they are happy.

5. Promotes a Professional Work Environment

When clients and employees walk into any business, they expect a clean and professional workspace. Whether you run a corporate office or an urgent care facility, maintaining a clean and organized facility is crucial to attracting new customers and qualified staff. If there’s dirt and debris everywhere, they’ll view your business as underqualified and chaotic.

A professional cleaning service will keep your workspace looking clean and polished to impress your guests and employees. When your facilities look professional and organized, it will encourage your team to act professional and organized.

6. Motivates Your Employees

It’s normal for an office to become a bit dusty and cluttered throughout the week. Coming into a fresh and tidy workspace is like wiping the slate clean. It will remind your team that every day is a new opportunity to improve. Your staff will feel motivated to put their best foot forward.

7. Strengthens Team Morale

Having a messy workspace can make your employees feel frustrated, stressed and upset. When your employees are in a bad mood, it makes it challenging for them to build positive relationships with their clients and coworkers.

A facility that looks and smells fresh can help lift your team’s spirits so they tackle the day with a positive outlook. Happy employees contribute to a cheerful atmosphere and collaboration. And when employees collaborate, they feel more engaged with what they’re doing and stick to the task.

8. Allows for Better Concentration

Concentration is a key part of working productively, but it can easily be thrown off by the smallest things. A bad smell or sticky keyboard can distract your employees, making it challenging for them to focus on their work. Cleanliness is crucial so your staff can dedicate all of their time and attention to their responsibilities.

9. Aids Employee Retention

The longer your employees train and work for your business, the more productive they become. To retain skilled employees, it’s crucial to maintain a clean and efficient workspace.

Working in a messy environment can be frustrating, uncomfortable and even embarrassing for employees. They may leave the company in search of a cleaner workplace.

Investing in a professional janitorial service to maintain your facility will show that you value your employees and strive to provide a safe and healthy workspace.

Employee retention also benefits your entire team. Your staff can focus on their current duties instead of training new hires or taking on projects from team members who have left the company.

10. Lowers Injury Risk

Climbing over clutter or slipping on a spill in the hallway could cause a serious injury. If an employee gets hurt, they could be out of the office for a week or more. Protect your employees from accidental injuries by keeping your workplace clean and clutter-free with a professional janitorial service.

11. Preserves Your Facility

When dust and grime build up on your tools and equipment, it can prevent them from functioning properly. Plus, if you don’t clean and care for your supplies, your employees aren’t likely to do so either. Over time, equipment may become damaged and stop working entirely. Having to go days or weeks without the proper supplies will significantly reduce your team’s productivity.

By cleaning and taking care of your facility and everything inside, you instill a sense of pride and respect for your equipment. In turn, your employees will treat printers, computers and other tools with care so they last longer without being replaced.

Boost Productivity With The Facilities Group

Enhance your team’s productivity with a quick phone call to The Facilities Group. We’ll handle all of your cleaning and janitorial needs so your team can focus on delivering top-notch performance. At TFG, we’ll take care of everything from washing floors and windows to commercial sanitation and restocking consumables.

With over 35 years of dedicated service in the janitorial industry, we offer efficient and reliable cleaning solutions. Our services will help keep your team healthy and happy so your company can reach new heights.

Contact us online or call 877-227-6374 today to find out how we can maintain your facility to help boost productivity.

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Dwight has spent his entire career in the facility service and maintenance industry, holding various positions, including Integration, Human Resources, Accounting, Purchasing, and Information Technology. He prides himself on working alongside our partners and management teams on a daily basis.

Since 2015, Dwight has led the integration of over 25 transactions in the facility service space, including both platform and bolt-on opportunities.
Dwight’s responsibilities at The Facilities Group include business integration, operational due diligence, system synergies, project management, strategy execution, and day-to-day operational support and oversight.

He holds a Bachelor’s in Management from The University of Tampa’s John H. Sykes College of Business and is a Certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR). On the weekend, you may catch him on the golf course or at a local sporting event.



An experienced business leader with a successful track record of maximizing value to customers and internal stakeholders through driving innovation and growth within highly dynamic, technology-enabled mobile workforces.

Adam has held multiple positions over his 20+ year career with a focus on creating an engaged workforce, while supporting them with real-world solutions that are focused on an optimized process, technology, and conversion of data to information, with a blend of human and technical systems.

Some of Adam’s prior leadership positions include SVP US Operations at ABM and President of Unifi (formerly Delta Global Services), where Adam oversaw over 22,000 employees in nearly 200 airports performing multiple services including full ground handling, aircraft cleaning, security, cargo, facilities management and janitorial.

Adam received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance and his MBA from the University of Georgia.



Paul Gargagliano has over 20 years of experience in finance, public and private accounting, and has held several high-level financial positions within the janitorial and professional services industry. Paul’s experience also includes service in the United States Coast Guard for over 20 years where he retired as a Master Chief Boatswainsmate.

In addition, Paul also served in the Airborne Infantry of the United States Army. Paul has led teams at various levels and believes in the importance of culture and people for the success of all organizations.

Paul graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the States of California and Florida as well as a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Paul was the previous CFO of Diversified Maintenance and Hill-Ward Henderson.



An experienced leader and executive, Dave has spent over thirty years in the facility management & service industry. This includes ten years as a facility manager as well as twenty years as a building service contractor executive.

Across his career, Dave has spearheaded operations & sales in several market segments such as janitorial, high rise window cleaning, painting, waterproofing, and caulking. During his time with The Facilities Group, Dave has successfully completed fifteen acquisitions, leading operational integration & processes, sales strategies, philosophy and most importantly culture.

Dave holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from the University of South Florida, and earned his Real Property Administrator (RPA), and Facility Manager Administrator (FMA) from BOMA in 1998, 1999, and his Green Cleaning Certification from the Green Clean Institute in 2005.



As the CHRO & Senior Vice President of People –Strategy and Solutions, Vivian Smith leads People functions that support both our business objectives and growth to ensure the success of the organization. She has proven abilities in developing and leading human capital management programs and People operations that allow for effectively advancing human capital to its highest potential while generating a culture of engagement and inclusion.

Vivian spent the last 16 years in a Senior HR Leadership role with ABM before joining The Facilities Group. She provided overall strategic HR leadership at corporate and subsidiary companies. Directed, implemented, and ensured compliance while fostering a workplace environment consistent with company values. Oversaw the development and administration of compliance and reporting functions, mergers and acquisition transitioning, organizational structure changes, performance management, training and development, employee relations, diversity, and inclusion. She directly oversaw the Houston, TX ABM HR Share Services office and ran point on all items related to People during the GCA acquisition where she successfully onboarded over 37,000 employees. Over the course of her time at ABM, Vivian spearheaded HR functions for 5+ acquisitions across the country, all with employee counts north of 2,500.



Jeff Hawkins has spent the past 20 years as a Sales and Marketing leader in the janitorial and facilities maintenance industry. He has led successful teams from local support offices to multi-million dollar national sales organizations. Jeff is an experienced leader in Franchising and working with Corporate Owned offices throughout the United States with Jani-King for 10+ years.

Prior to joining The Facilities Group, Jeff lead the National Sales Team at City Wide Franchise Co. His leadership and drive secured national partnerships with some of the largest companies in the transportation industry increasing organic growth from $8 million to $74 million in less than 3 years. His experience in Hospitality, Automotive, Logistics, Medical and Education vertical markets provides our companies with the education, training and support for future growth.



Keaton is an Information Technology (IT) professional with 15 years of progressive experience. Prior to joining The Facilities Group, Keaton was a Sr. IT Consultant with Leidos, a fortune 500 company, for eight years where he successfully led multiple large-scale development, implementation, upgrade, optimization, and sustainability projects for his clients with budgets exceeding $100M+ and project teams of 100+ members. Earlier in his career Keaton worked at Lakeland Regional Medical Center and previously interned at industry leading companies Ernst & Young, State Farm and Publix.

Originally from Indiana, Keaton earned his bachelor’s in Management Information Systems from the Indiana State University Scott College of Business and his master’s degree in Management Information Systems from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, which is ranked in the top 25 among US business schools.

Keaton holds various certifications including Project Management Professional (PMP) and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Foundation.



Scott Henley is the Chief Operating Officer for The Facilities Group National Division. Scott joined a TFG subsidiary, Excel Building Services, in 2012 as VP of Operations. Scott developed and built the ISP division at Excel, which now services over 2000 locations nationally.

Scott brings more than 25 years of experience in Facilities Management. Scott studied Business Management at Augusta College, where he played baseball, and Georgia State University. Scott has been involved with both PRISM and ISSA for over 20 years. Scott resides in Fayetteville, Georgia, with his wife Amy and their two children.


David Hammond

Since 2014, David Hammond has led as CEO of CSI International, Inc., Horizon Publishing, and Opulence International Realty, showcasing his versatile leadership across diverse industries. With a rich background that includes roles as COO, Executive VP, Sales Manager, and Director of IT, David possesses a deep understanding of various business sectors. His journey to CEO was preceded by six years as an elected officer, enriching his leadership portfolio. David’s diverse experience extends beyond the corporate world; he was a proud member of the 1987 America’s Cup team, Stars and Stripes, and dedicated six years to the US Navy Submarine service. Currently, David contributes his expertise to several boards, including the Boca Ballet Theater, South Florida Manufacturers Association, and Florida Gold Coast Swimming, reflecting his commitment to community and industry excellence.

David Hammond

Group Chief Operations Officer

Alfu Miah serves as Group Chief Operations Officer at The Facilities Group. He is responsible for enabling business scalability while driving increased value through account management,  customer retention, topline growth, and enhanced profitability.  

At University of North London, he studied engineering and started his career in the automotive industry, designing and manufacturing cars. Since then, he has applied his continuous improvement mindset to drive substantial revenue growth across a variety of global industries-leveraging ample experience in facilities management, commercial operations, solutions design, and business transformation. He brings to TFG decades of proven success in the design, implementation and execution of compelling business growth, strategy, and solutions for some of the most respected companies around the world.

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Fergus, CFO


O’Connell brings extensive facility service leadership experience to the role, having served on the Board of Directors at The Facilities Group since October 2022. Prior to joining TFG, he was the CFO of Kellermeyer Bergensons Services (KBS).
O’Connell also held multiple executive leadership positions including CFO and CEO of the North American division at ISS, one of the largest facilities management companies in the world. He also led the sale and integration of Pristine Environments following its sales to KBS, a national janitorial company.
O’Connell, who holds a bachelor’s degree in business studies from the University of Limerick, has been recognized by industry colleagues for sound financial leadership throughout his career. He specializes in implementing successful growth strategies, operational excellence, and effective change management.

Fergus O'Connell

Mark Borge

Mark Borge has been a driving force in the facility services industry as the Principal and Co-founder of Best Facility Services since August 2004. Under his leadership, the company has grown to become a recognized name in the field, providing top-notch services that consistently exceed client expectations. Mark’s extensive background, which spans from sales at Swifty Printing/Redstone Visual Impressions to Vice President of Minuteman Press Arlington, has equipped him with a profound understanding of business operations and customer service excellence. His venture into real estate investment in 2008 further showcases his adeptness in identifying and capitalizing on market opportunities, strengthening his portfolio and contributing to his comprehensive skill set in both business management and investment strategies.

Mark Borge’s active and prior involvement in esteemed organizations like Lifestyles Unlimited, The Entrepreneurs Organization, and the United States Green Building Council showcases his dedication to professional growth and community engagement. His diverse interests are backed by a solid education, holding a Bachelor’s in Business Administration – Finance from UTA. Mark has held leadership roles in various boards, emphasizing his commitment to organizational success.

Mark Borge

Scott Paul

Scott Paul is the past president of The Facilities Group Hawaii, LLC (formerly known as Kleenco Group), a commercial building maintenance and janitorial company founded in Hawaii in 1971.  Scott acquired Kleenco Group in 2012, and over the subsequent nine years more than doubled revenue and quadrupled earnings. In 2021, Scott sold Kleenco Group to The Facilities Group.  Scott led the integration of Kleenco Group with its sister company, Armstrong Building Maintenance (acquired by The Facilities Group in 2020), when the two companies merged to form The Facilities Group Hawaii with 600 employees.  Scott led the combined company through 2023 and continues as a partner and advisor to The Facilities Group. 

Prior to acquiring Kleenco Group, Scott was president & CEO of Hoku Corporation, a Nasdaq-listed solar company based in Hawaii and majority-owned by a Chinese state-owned enterprise.  Scott first joined Hoku in 2003 as its VP business development & general counsel.  In 2008, Scott was promoted to chief operating officer, and in April 2010 became chief executive officer and joined Hoku’s board of directors.  Scott resigned as Hoku’s CEO in June 2012 but continued to serve on its board of directors as chairman of the restructuring committee until July 2013. 

Before joining Hoku, Scott was a corporate attorney and business development professional in the San Francisco Bay Area from 1998 until July 2003.  Scott worked as director of business development and associate general counsel at Read-Rite Corporation, a publicly traded multi-national company acquired by Western Digital Corporation in 2003. Previously, Scott worked as an attorney at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP, and Crosby, Heafey, Roach & May (now Reed Smith), law firms, where he represented high tech emerging growth and large-cap public companies, and their investors and underwriters, on financing and acquisition transactions. 

Scott earned his JD cum laude from Santa Clara Law School in 1998 and his BA in psychology from University of California, Los Angeles, in 1995.  He has served on the board of trustees of Temple Emanuel in Honolulu since 2016 and has been a volunteer faculty member at the Punahou School Academy since 2015 where he co-teaches a business course. 

Scott Paul

Scott Gibson

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Scott Gibson


A proven leader and business owner, Bryson understands first-hand the hard work and determination required to build and run a successful enterprise. He started his first company at nineteen years old, cleaning medical offices and banks during the evening while attending college in the daytime. Since 2010, he has completed 47 transactions in the facility service & maintenance industry across the country.

In 2014 the Tampa Bay Business Journal awarded Bryson as one of Tampa Bay’s Up and Comers 30 Under 30. In 2018, he sold his companies and founded The Facilities Group. Fast-forward to today, he helps companies improve efficiency and achieve growth by acquiring, merging, selling, or restructuring.

His strong suits include operations, due-diligence, back-office oversight, and creating powerful business strategies custom tailored to each entity situation.

Bryson Raver