CleanLink's Operational
Excellence Series

Join us for this comprehensive virtual event series consisting of three distinct installments, each meticulously crafted to address a key facet of cleaning excellence: Bidding and Estimating, Staffing, and Productivity.

Upcoming Modules

Module 2: Staffing

July 9, 2024 | 1 PM ET

Join us for a comprehensive webcast that delves into the critical aspects of staffing for a cleaning enterprise, offering insights on optimizing staffing across various organizational models. Whether you're a seasoned cleaning veteran or new to the field, this webcast will equip you with best practices to build and manage a skilled and efficient cleaning team, driving customer satisfaction and bottom-line efficiency.

This virtual presentation by topic expert Mike Sawchuck, featuring a 15-minute special by Jeremy Preacher, a well-versed expert in staffing optimization for the cleaning sector, explores the keys to establishing workload balance and identifying common obstacles to effective staffing. Attendees will learn how—and why—to factor various critical elements into a comprehensive cleaning plan that maximizes efficiency and optimizes resources.

Session Highlights:

  • Understand Key Factors Influencing Staffing Needs: Learn about client expectations, industry standards, and business growth projections.
  • Effective Recruitment Strategies: Leverage online platforms, network within industry associations, and implement referral programs.
  • Optimize Staff Training and Development: Enhance skillset's, promote safety protocols, and foster a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Boost Staff Retention: Discover methods to attract and retain top talent, fostering a loyal and engaged workforce.
  • Optimize Efficiency: Learn techniques to streamline operations, maximizing productivity and cost-effectiveness.
  • Empower Through Training: Explore innovative training tools such as On-Demand Digital Training to keep your staff skilled and prepared for any situation.
  • Best Practices for Staff Retention and Motivation: Foster a positive work environment, create opportunities for advancement, and align performance with organizational goals.

By focusing on these pillars, you can build a stronger foundation for your facility, enhancing operational efficiency and overall success.


Mike Sawchuck

Mike Sawchuck
Managing Director
Sawchuck Consulting

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Mike Sawchuk is the Managing Director of Sawchuk Consulting and a Senior Operations, Sales, and Business Development leader who is trusted by professional cleaning operations, manufacturers, and distributors to improve effectiveness, efficiency, productivity, customer experience and bottom lines. During his 30+ years in the cleaning industry, Mike has worked with manufacturers, distributors, small to medium-sized building service contractors (BSCs), and an international certification body. He has also worked with in-house, unionized custodial staffs of K-12 schools, universities, colleges, and other large, complex venues. Mike is a GBAC Trusted Advisor, a Cleaning Industry Management Standard Certified Expert (CIMS-ISSA), holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Brock University, an MBA is from McMaster University, and has graduated from UL University’s Lean Sigma Green Belt Training, which included mastering Lean and Six Sigma methodology. Mike is supported by a wide-ranging team of associates that assist him as required.

Jeremy Peacher

Jeremy Peacher



Module 3: Productivity

September 10, 2024 | 1 PM ET

The final installment of CleanLink’s Operational Excellence Series explores the vital concept of productivity and offers practical strategies to optimize efficiency, time management, and workflow. Attendees will become equipped with knowledge and tools to enhance the productivity of their cleaning operations, ultimately leading to improved service quality and profitability.

Offering strategies to overcome common barriers to change—including organizational culture, budget concerns, and training gaps—this presentation demonstrates how productivity gains can result in increased revenues, loyal employees and satisfied stakeholders.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the importance of productivity in cleaning operations and its impact on service quality and profitability.
  • Learn practical strategies for optimizing efficiency, time management, and workflow in cleaning operations.
  • Explore methods to overcome common barriers to change such as organizational culture, budget constraints, and training gaps.
  • Gain insights into how productivity gains can lead to increased revenues, employee retention, and stakeholder satisfaction in cleaning businesses.


Keith Schneringer

Keith Schneringer
Senior Director of Marketing
+ Sustainability


EcoLab EcoLab
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Keith Schneringer has been in the sanitary supply industry since 1990 and is currently the Senior Director of Marketing JanSan + Sustainability for BradyPLUS, a specialized distributor and solution provider in facility care, foodservice, and industrial packaging. In his current role, Keith is responsible for marketing to the jansan and facility care industry, for developing vertical-market-specific programs to better assist customers, and for leading the company's sustainability initiatives. Before assuming his current responsibilities, he worked as an account consultant, sales manager, marketing manager, and director of channel marketing + sustainability for WAXIE Sanitary Supply.

Prior Modules

Module 1: Bidding and Estimating

April 9, 2024 | 1 PM ET

The CleanLink OpEx Summit: Bidding and Estimating Module 1 of 3 delivers essential insights into operational excellence within the cleaning industry. Led by esteemed topic expert Stan Hulin, this webcast offers a succinct yet comprehensive overview of crucial strategies for developing competitive bids, accurately evaluating project costs, and enhancing operational efficiency. Attendees will gain valuable insights into bridging the gap between proposal and execution through effective bidding and estimating techniques, ensuring optimal cleaning agreements for all stakeholders.

Key Takeaways:

  • The Importance of Communication Between Building Service Contractors and Their Customers
    • Review the required documents for communicating effectively: Definitions of terminology, scope of services, and performance standards
  • Aligning the Proposal and Agreement With the Request for Bid/Proposal
    • Coordinating floor plans and square footage and discussion of all cleaning services in the contract
  • Identifying and Calculating Tasks and Frequencies
    • Explore the objectives, environment, traffic conditions, congestion, time factors, and budget
  • Managing the Daily/Routine, Periodic/Interim and Restorative Services
    • Building the cleaning program, converting processes (PM) to procedures (BSC), establishing productivity rates, assigning frequencies, and quality assurance and control


Stan Hulin

Stan Hulin
Future Facility Technology, Inc.




Select dates you wish to attend:

Wednesday, April 9 -Bidding and Estimating

Wednesday, July 9 - Staffing

Wednesday, Sept. 10 - Productivity

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