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Hawaii's Green Janitorial Service Success Story
HoneyBee Cleaners has become an example of a Green business that provides a much needed piece of any Green business operation. While some wonder where to start the Green project, consider that the cleaning service affects everyone in the company.
In a year's time, Shota reports that that HoneyBee Cleaners LLC (Hawaii's first Green certified janitorial service) now has six new accounts and profits are up by 200%. He credits much of the success of the company's growth to the commitment to be a Green certified janitorial service. While some janitorial services post a Green claim on their website regardless of the true level of commitment, Shota determined to make a full commitment and build a cleaning service that was credibly Green.
Combined with hard work, an attention to detail, and a drive to reach his community; Shota is very excited about his latest customer. Honey Bee Cleaners has been named as a service vendor in Hawaii for Gordon Biersch brewery restaurant and Kiewit Building Group, the largest construction company in the United States.. His vision has begun to explode on many levels as he builds the best janitorial service in Hawaii.
More recently, HoneyBee Cleaner has an offer to sign a contract with the U.S. Coast Guard, and this is one of many wonderful doors that are opening for Hawaii's first Green certified janitorial service.
"My Green Clean Institute certification has helped a lot," Shota reports. "It has become one of the best ways to introduce HoneyBee Cleaners in our community." It is only fair to say that not every business is excited about the Green certification service, but there are some who are very pleased that we are a reputable Green cleaning service.
"Yes, I know that my competition claims to be Green. When it comes to bid time, HoneyBee Cleaners is the only bid that includes a verifiable Green certification."
Other Green Clean Institute Certified janitorial services report similar experiences. In some cases, the Green certification made all the difference in the world. For a cleaning service, one good job can be a major income yielding $12,000 to $60,000 a year in gross revenue. And, the competition can be fierce. Green certification can be the difference between leaving happy or cursing your luck.
The industry now knows that Green is a growing trend among an increasing number of businesses. While most janitorial services promote a Green business to impress clients, others make a full commitment to be a truly Green service. The first requirement is to train the staff on Green cleaning techniques and then to transition to Green products and equipment.
The Green Clean Institute [http://www.greencleaninstitute.com] strongly recommends that companies looking to hire a janitorial service consider requiring a "Green Certified" company. In fact, the institute provides a Green Clause that can be inserted into contracts and RFPs. [http://www.greencleaninstitute.com/
When interviewing a cleaning service, be sure to ask, "Who certified your company as a Green service?" If the answer is that the Green claim is purely self-promoted, you are likely looking as a Greenwashed service. Cross that service off your list because if they lie about their Green credential, they will cut corners in other areas as well.
The Green Clean Institute commends HoneyBee Cleaning LLC http://www.honeybeecleaners.com]for its commitment to the businesses of Hawaii. These companies can expect to avoid the hundreds of pounds of toxic cleaning chemicals brought in to the building by non-Green services. The result is a healthier workplace, environmentally-
To find a Green certified janitorial service in your area, check with GreenJanitor.net [http://www.greenjanitor.net]
Page Updated Last on: Apr 23, 2012