History of
The Service Companies

The Service Companies was founded in 1987 to provide third shift cleaning services to the hospitality industry in southern Florida. In 2000, we expanded into the gaming and resort industry after being approached by a number of large casino operators and vacation ownership brands interested in a variety of new services including EVS and turn-key housekeeping.

In 2008 the company was purchased from the founders and the current leadership team was assembled. We acquired the largest and industry leading window, chandelier and pressure cleaning company in the hospitality industry, JRS International, in 2010. In 2015, the company acquired Acrobat Outsourcing, the leading national hospitality staffing firm, expanding The Service Companies’ offerings to include trained food and beverage staffing. One year later, in 2016, The Service Companies made two strategic acquisitions, of Drake Staffing and Majesty Hospitality Staffing, both of which were brought under Acrobat Outsourcing. These two acquisitions bring The Service Companies one step closer to its vision to be the only nationwide provider for trained food and beverage staffing.

In July of 2018, The Service Companies was acquired by investment firm, Gridiron Capital. The new partnership positioned The Service Companies for organic and acquisition-based growth. The same month, The Service Companies acquired MCR Facility Services, incorporating the company into The Service Companies by launching Engineering Services, a new business unit and service offering.

Under CEO Steve Wilson’s leadership, the company now spans 33 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas, and through organic growth as well as strategic acquisitions, over 750 hospitality and commercial facilities customers. The Service Companies is the nation’s true one-stop-shop of heart-of-the-house managed services, quality, trained staffing services, and specialty services, and engineering services to every segment of the hospitality industry.


The Service Companies Timeline:

  • 1987

  • 1990

  • 1995

  • 2000

  • 2005

  • 2010

  • 2015

  • 2020

  • MAY 1987

    The Service Companies' predecessor is founded. A pioneer in offering specialized third shift cleaning services focused on marble floor care and kitchen cleaning, the Company begins offering these services to the Hotel industry in South Florida.

  • MARCH 1991

    The Service Companies was selected as an opening partner for The Ritz-Carlton brand, a relationship that continues today, with the opening of The Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach.

  • MAY 1995

    The mid 1990s featured a period of growth for The Service Companies with its expansion outside of Florida and entrance into the Atlanta market at the iconic Hyatt Regency Atlanta in preparation for the Centennial Olympic Games.

  • SEPTEMBER 2002

    The Service Companies expands their service offerings to the Gaming industry by including turn-key casino, public areas cleaning and stewarding at its first gaming customer in Northern Nevada.

  • NOVEMBER 2008

    Following the acquisition of the company from the founders, the company brings on an elite team of hotel and casino executives to fully launch the new vision for The Service Companies: to become the premier provider of managed services to all segments of the hospitality industry.

  • FEBRUARY 2009

    The Service Companies expands their service offering again by adding full turn-key housekeeping. Today, The Service Companies cleans 554,000 hotel rooms a month and growing.

  • NOVEMBER 2010

    The Service Companies acquires JRS International, the premier provider of window and chandelier cleaning to luxury properties for the last 30 years. This acquisition expands our service offering.

  • SEPTEMBER 2014

    The Service Companies acquires its first laundry operation in Florida, further realizing the Company's vision of becoming the premier provider of managed services to all segments of the hospitality industry.

  • SEPTEMBER 2014

    With the assistance of CDG-NYC, a leading international branding firm, the company goes through a complete re-branding, leading to a new and enhanced corporate focus and identity, as well as a brand platform to support the company's growth and the integration of future acquisitions.

  • AUGUST 2015

    The Service Companies acquires Acrobat Outsourcing, the leading national hospitality staffing firm, enabling the company to add another new service offering, trained Food and Beverage service staffing.

  • JANUARY 2016

    With the opening of a vacation ownership resort in Orlando, The Service Companies solidifies its position as the largest provider of Luxury Residential Resort cleaning, and adds a new service offering, pool cleaning and maintenance.

  • MAY 2016

    The Service Companies acquires Atlanta-based Drake Staffing, adding a critical region for growth and bringing the company one step closer to realizing its vision to be the only nationwide provider for trained food and beverage professional staff.

  • JULY 2016

    After more years of organic growth, and multiple acquisitions, the company approaches 10,000 associates nationwide.

  • JULY 2016

    In its fifth acquisition in as many years, The Service Companies acquired Majesty Hospitality Staffing, cementing The Service Companies as the premier one-stop-shop for outsourced trained Food and Beverage staffing.

  • JUNE 2018

    The Service Companies was acquired by investment firm Gridiron Capital, LLC. The partnership positions The Service Companies for rapid growth and expansion.

  • JULY 2018

    The Service Companies acquired MCR Facility Services, a leading provider of integrated facility solutions in the United States. With this acquisition, The Service Companies launched its Engineering Services business unit, adding facility engineering services as a new line of service.