Importance of Post Construction Cleanup

A commercial construction project is a massive undertaking that involves multiple stages and processes. The work can leave behind an enormous amount of dust, dirt and debris. Implementing professional cleaning services after construction work is crucial for ensuring the building is ready to open and safe for employees, customers and visitors.

What is construction cleaning? The process typically begins after contractors complete their work and involves deep-cleaning walls, floors, ceilings and more. Depending on the type of commercial building, there may also be additional cleaning steps after installing appliances and other work equipment and a final cleanup to prepare for the grand opening.

Hiring an experienced, professional company to handle the post-construction cleanup process can provide numerous benefits for building owners, contractors and anyone who spends time in the facility after it opens.

1. Safer and Cleaner

A cleaner construction site is a safer construction site. A professional cleanup crew has extensive experience removing all the debris that can litter the area. Sometimes, the construction team isn’t conscientious about cleaning up after the job and may leave behind nails and other items that could cause injuries. The heavy volume of dust that the work creates also requires extra effort to eliminate.

The cleanup process can also be dangerous for individuals who don’t know what they’re doing or may not have the experience to do the job safely. The work often requires handling hazardous cleaning chemicals or using potentially dangerous equipment. Besides putting workers at risk, not following the established procedures and protocols could lead to a violation of OSHA regulations.

An experienced cleanup company can also sanitize the site after removing all the dust and debris. This step is especially important due to increasing concerns about the spread of infectious diseases. As a result, building owners can open their new facility with more peace of mind and lower their liability exposure.

2. Proper Equipment and Expertise

Cleaning up a construction site requires much more than a broom and dustpan. It takes specialized tools and equipment to do the job, including trucks, trailers, floor scrubbers, carpet cleaning machines, burnishers and extractors. In many cases, workers must wear personal protective equipment to prevent contacting or inhaling toxic substances.

A professional post-construction cleanup company possesses the necessary equipment to get rid of all types of waste materials safely and efficiently. It also has the expertise to identify hidden issues that untrained workers are likely to miss. The cleanup team knows where to look for dirt and debris that’s difficult to see but could cause problems if they fail to remove it.

Given the expansive scope of many cleanup operations, post-construction cleanup businesses have the human and mechanical resources to manage cleanup tasks of all sizes. These experienced crews can handle any sized building, from single-tenant offices to factories.

3. Proper Debris Disposal

Cleaning up the debris is only half the battle. It’s also important to know how to dispose of it safely. Depending on the types of materials, companies may also need to comply with OSHA waste disposal guidelines or state and local regulations to avoid a potentially costly violation.

Professional cleaning companies know what to do with the various kinds of waste they may encounter at a construction site. The crews know if the debris can go to a landfill or recycling yard. They can also determine if they’re working with hazardous or toxic materials that require special handling. In many cases, the company will need to separate multiple substances and prepare them for individual disposal processes.

Debris disposal often requires the acquisition of permits. A post-construction cleanup company understands how to navigate this cumbersome process and cut through the bureaucratic red tape, leading to a faster, less expensive result and ensuring regulatory compliance.

post-construction cleanup service saves time

4. Time Savings

Commercial building owners usually want to open their new facility as quickly as possible. The sooner they can get up and running, the faster they can start generating revenue. Contractors must work hard to keep the project on schedule and adhere to the established timeline. Falling behind increases their costs and leads to unhappy building owners.

Because post-construction cleanup companies specialize in performing this highly detailed work, they can do the job quickly and within the designated time frame. Their efficiency also means they do the task correctly the first time and won’t miss any areas that may require revisiting the site or executing time-wasting re-dos.

5. Cost-Effectiveness

The cleanup process can take many hours or even several days in the aftermath of a large construction job. A professional crew can do the job much faster than untrained personnel with little experience. Project owners and contractors can ultimately save money because the task will require fewer labor hours than when attempting to do the work themselves. They’ll also avoid the need to invest in all the specialized tools and equipment required to execute various procedures.

Hiring a professional cleaning service after a construction job can also allow contractors to allocate their available resources more efficiently. They can dispatch their crews to perform other essential project completion tasks instead of handling cleanup duties. Besides saving time and money, this can ensure a more successful outcome.

6. Damage Prevention

Construction cleanup may require a delicate touch, especially when working around surfaces and objects susceptible to damage. Another benefit of post-construction cleaning performed by a professional company is that the crews will perform their duties with utmost care. Building owners and contractors will have fewer concerns about nails scratching furniture and other mishaps that can result in expensive replacements.

Cleaning companies also understand how to match chemicals and equipment with specific functions. They’ll avoid using cleaning products or machinery that could harm newly finished flooring, walls and surfaces. Additionally, they’ll leave everything in the same condition they found it to ensure the project is ready for any finishing touches the contractor is waiting to apply.

Contact The Facilities Group to Learn More

The Facilities Group (TFG) can provide industry-best post-construction cleaning services in all 50 states. We can meet the needs of building projects involving drug, retail and grocery stores, shopping centers, manufacturing plants, warehouses and much more. When you partner with us for your cleaning needs, you can ensure your facility will look its best.

At TFG, we support the quality of our work with exceptional customer service. We bring more than 35 years of experience to every post-construction cleanup job. Our work isn’t finished until it meets your total satisfaction.

Contact us online today to learn more about the importance of post-construction cleanup for your building project. You can also call us at 877-277-6374 to speak to a representative.

Request a Call Back

If you’re exploring our website and have any questions about our services, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to assist you!

(877) 227-6374

Jack McCown

Coming soon. 

Jack McCown

EVP OF TRANSFORMATION & CHIEF OF STAFF

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.

DWIGHT TESORO

PRESIDENT

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.

ADAM TAYLOR

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

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.

PAUL GARGAGLIANO​

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

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.

DAVE ANGEL

CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCE OFFICER

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.

VIVIAN SMITH

CHIEF SALES OFFICER

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.

JEFF HAWKINS

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

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.

KEATON KRUMREICH

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, NATIONAL DIVISION

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.

SCOTT HENLEY

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.

Alfu Miah

Ready to learn more about bringing your business into the Facilities Group family? Fill out the form below and our team will reach out to you within 24-48 hours. 

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.
Name
Fergus, CFO

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

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

Coming soon. 

Scott Gibson

FOUNDER & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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