Speaking on Business: Western Building Maintenance

Western Building Maintenance provides full-scale janitorial service.

Chris Redgrave May 17, 2019

This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.

What started as a job for Bret Vaterlaus during high school has become a full-time profession now with 280 employees spanning three states. It was a family friend who launched Western Building Maintenance in 1962, and that’s how Bret got hired; however, after watching this janitorial cleaning company scale throughout the years, Bret decided to buy it in 1985 after his college graduation, and he’s continued to expand the business.

Western Building Maintenance provides full-scale janitorial service, including window cleaning and parking lot maintenance, for commercial clients like financial institutions, property management companies and building owners in Idaho, Washington and Oregon. One of the secrets to their success is to focus on employees and management training with more engaged support so you get the same, high-quality results every time. This has built a loyal clientele with some of their clients that have been on board since the 70s.

In addition to consistency, Western Building Maintenance is also known for their innovation and leadership in the industry, like adopting green cleaning practices. For example, they found ways to improve and refine the backpack vacuum, which went on to become a huge success in the commercial cleaning industry.

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For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.

Western Building Maintenance
PO Box 9408
Boise, ID 83707

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