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ISSA announced that more than 60 companies have achieved ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) certification in 2021. Designed to help organizations improve the quality and efficiency of their business and cleaning operations, CIMS outlines the primary characteristics of a successful cleaning organization.

“We’re excited to welcome both new and renewing companies to our growing list of CIMS-certified organizations,” says ISSA Executive Director John Barrett. “It has never been more important for businesses to showcase their commitment to facility cleanliness, and these firms that have achieved CIMS certification understand that to the fullest.”

CIMS is a consensus-based management standard. It assists cleaning organizations in developing an operational system that improves cleanliness outcomes and contains costs at the same time. 

This year’s new and renewing CIMS-certified organizations are:

21st Century Janitorial Services Inc in Little Rock, Ark.

4M Building Solutions in St. Louis

Access: Supports for Living in Middletown, New York

AffinEco, LLC in Bridgeport, Conn.

AHRMDCO International in Houston

Allegiance Environmental Services in San Antonio

Alpine Building Maintenance in Delta, British Columbia

Alutiiq, LLC Facilities Operating Group in Chesapeake, Va.

B and B Maintenance in Lake Zurich, Ill.

Beacon Group in Tucson, Ariz.

Calgary Board of Education in Calgary, Alberta

Chimes District of Columbia in Baltimore

CJ Maintenance in Columbia, Md.

Cleaners of America Inc. in Round Rock, Texas

Commercial Maintenance Services in Columbia, S.C.

Complete Facility Services, LLC in Suwanee, Ga.

Corporate Building Services, Inc. in Dallas

Crescent Cleaning Company in Chicago

Diverse Facility Solutions in Alsip, Ill.

Envirosafe Janitorial, Inc. in Surrey, British Columbia

Exclusive Maintenance in Laval, Quebec

Facilities Management and Maintenance, Inc. in Dorchester, Mass.

Facility Concierge Services in Harrisburg, Pa.

Global Connections to Employment in Pensacola, Fla.

Goodwater, Joseph Derek in Grovetown, Ga.

Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Goodwill Industries, Inc. (Omaha) in Omaha, Neb.

HHS in Dripping Springs, Texas

iCAN Resources, Inc. in Asan, Guam

Interstate Contract Cleaning Service, Inc. in Charlotte, N.C.

King & George LLC in Fort Worth, Texas

Licking-Knox Goodwill Industries, Inc. in Newark, Ohio

Lumia One, Inc. in Gaithersburg, Md.

MG Capital Maintenance, Inc. in Morrisville, N.C.

Opportunity Village in Las Vegas

Oxford Properties Group in Toronto

Premier Alliances Inc in Bisbee, Ariz.

Pro Clean Building Maintenance, Inc. in Maitland, Fla.

Pueblo Diversified Industries in Pueblo, Colo.

Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario

Reliable Maintenance Products Ltd. in Sudbury, Ontario

Ryvor Group in Fort Meyers, Fla.

Safety Facility Services in New York

Sandlapper Cleaning & Services in Columbia, S.C.

Service By Medallion in Mountain View, Calif.

SSC Services for Education in Knoxville, Tenn.

St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia

Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas

Teya Enterprises, LLC in Anchorage, Alaska

TFOM Corporation in Austin, Texas

The Budd Group in Winston-Salem, N.C.

The Corporate Source, Inc. in Garden City, N.Y.

The Helping Hand of Goodwill Industries Extended Employment in Kansas City, Mo.

Training Rehabilitation & Development Institute, Inc. in San Antonio

Ultra-Tech Cleaning Systems in Vancouver, British Columbia

United Maintenance Corp., Inc. in Charlotte, N.C.

University of Toronto in Toronto

US&S Inc. in Greenville, S.C.

Westcare Facility Services Ltd. in Calgary, Alberta

WORK, Inc. in Dorchester, Mass.

Designed to assist cleaning organizations of all sizes, CIMS applies five core elements of management best practices—quality systems; service delivery; human resources; health, safety and environmental stewardship; and management commitment — and requires a cleaning company or in-house cleaning department to meet 100 percent of the mandatory elements and 60 percent of the recommended elements, per section. The green building certification, CIMS-GB, can help organizations earn points under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (LEED EB: O&M), thereby supporting customers seeking LEED certification. For CIMS and CIMS-GB, an ISSA-accredited third-party assessor conducts an on-site review to ensure the organization’s activities are consistent with the documented systems and processes. 

“We applaud all of these organizations that have chosen to elevate their standards of cleanliness and management best practices to deliver quality results consistently,” adds Barrett.