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About Professional Maintenance Systems

Professional Maintenance Systems was founded in 1982 in the heart of downtown San Diego. Today over 1,000 direct employees service over 40 million square feet of facilities throughout San Diego, Riverside, Orange, and Los Angeles Counties.

We have one of the largest Management teams in the region supported by a communication system that guarantees response within the hour and resolution that same day. As a CIMS certified company, we incorporate industry best practices for workloading and staffing so that we never promise something we can’t deliver. We develop documented janitorial programs to ensure that cleaning stays on track and periodic tasks are completed as prescribed. Our 15+ floor care crews, overseen by our  floor crew manager, help protect our clients’ important investments in hard flooring and carpet.

We are proud to have earned our reputation for professionalism and exceptional service.


We actively manage all the buildings we clean. District Managers are trained to take ownership of each location and build a relationship with the client from the beginning. The district manager walks the building with the client before service begins and personally manages the cleaning crews into the future.

Our clients have 24/7 access to PMS management in the case of concerns or emergencies, and our managers contact the client if problems occur. Our clients don’t have to “hope for the best”. When they wake up in the morning with no message from us they know another successful night of cleaning has passed at their buildings.

Our Commitment to Local Community,
Safety and Industry Excellence

PMS is dedicated to giving back to the community. This value has been formalized in our company Strategic Plan and is evidenced by generous donations of time and money to a variety of regional and national charities.
PMS also supports:

  • Rady’s Children’s Hospital Foundation
  • San Diego Blood Bank
  • The New Children’s Museum
  • YMCA
  • Father Joe’s Villages
  • Cleaning For A Reason
  • Autism Speaks
  • Francis Parker
  • Salvation Army
  • American Red Cross
  • National Foundation For Autism Research
  • Autism Tree Project Foundation
  • San Diego Museum of Art

What Would Southern California Be Without Local Business?

In So Cal we love the character of our neighborhoods, our diversity and our beaches. Local companies not only diversify this landscape and nourish a sense of community and uniqueness, they boost the economy, produce more jobs, and ensure the kind of economic diversity a city needs to flourish.

The Importance Of Local Business To Southern California

Local companies protect character and prosperity:
PMS hires locally and strives to do business with other local companies. Each dollar spent regionally goes farther than with a national company.

Local companies foster community well being:
PMS contributes tens of thousands of dollars each year to local causes and charities like our generous and ongoing support of the San Diego County YMCAs.

Local business encourages competition and service diversity:
PMS is the largest locally owned janitorial company in Southern California. We possess the resources and managerial structure necessary to take on jobs of any size while maintaining competitive pricing.

The Facts

Small Businesses:

  • Represent 99.7% of all employer firms
  • Employ just over half of U.S. workers
  • Create more than half of the nonfarm private GDP
  • Have generated 64% of net new jobs over the past 15 years

Employee safety is a crucial element of our Strategic Plan. In a labor-driven industry like ours, safe employees mean lower insurance costs and turnover rates, which translates to more affordable, reliable, high quality service for our clients.

When Karen Berry became CEO in 1996, she implemented a comprehensive job-costing program that streamlined operations and enhanced our focus on safety. These efforts have virtually eliminated work-related injuries and substantially lowered our Experience Modification Rate (EMR) to one of the lowest of any janitorial companies in the state of California.

We work closely with our Risk Manager to maintain the essentials of a successful safety program:

  • Monthly safety meetings
  • Documented Hazard Communication Program
  • Compliance with all OSHA regulations including the maintenance of SDS books and proper labeling of chemical containers
  • Training in:
    • Bloodborne pathogens
    • Handling and use of chemicals
    • Use and care of personal protective equipment
    • Fire prevention and electrical safety
    • PMS safety policies
    • General and job-specific safety procedures

We partner with our clients in support of safety and workplace illness prevention. We clean for health!

  • CIMS with Honors – more info on CIMS
  • CIMS-GB – more info on CIMS
  • National Women’s Business Enterprise Certification (WBE)
  • Partnership Excellence Award presented by GEICO
  • San Diego Small Business Supplier of the Year Award presented by Raytheon
  • Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)
  • Building Service Contractors Association International (BSCAI)
  • California Association of Community Managers (CACM)
  • Community Associations Institute (CAI)
  • International Facility Management Association (IFMA)
  • International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA)
  • U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

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