Service Master was founded in 1929 as a moth-proofing company by Marion E. Wade, a former minor league baseball player. Wade operated his new business out of his home, had a strong personal faith, and viewed individual employees and customers as worthy of dignity and respect.
Incorporated in 1947, the company expanded its offerings to include carpet cleaning in 1952, establishing one of America’s first franchise businesses. In 1962, the company took its expertise to the health care arena and was a pioneer in third -party outsourcing. In 1980, Service Master entered the education market and expanded its commercial services.
In the 1980s, Service Master built on its original franchise business to form a network of high-quality branch – and franchise-based service companies – including Terminix, TruGreen, and Merry Maids – and other category-leading service brands, including American Home Shield.
Service Master of Greater Pittsburgh has been serving homes and businesses in the Western Pennsylvania Area since 1955. In 1981 John Samek along with two partners purchased and reopened Service Master in his garage in Penn Hills. The business expanded to an office in Penn Hills and then moved quickly to larger warehouse and office facilities in Oakmont. Service Master itself experienced the devastating effects of fire damage, as it’s shared office and warehouse facility was completely damaged by fire as a result of a holiday party in a neighboring business. We were blessed after 3 months in cold unheated trailers to move into our new facility on Allegheny Avenue in Oakmont.
We have responded to disaster needs locally and regionally as well as aiding in disaster recovery efforts after large storms in Florida, New Jersey, Louisiana, Texas, Maryland, and Michigan. We have expanded our Residential and Commercial Cleaning Division to include a variety of specialty services such as Healthy Home Cleaning, Commercial Environmental Services in addition to our traditional interior maintenance cleaning services.
We are the oldest and largest of the Service Master Restore Franchisees located in Western Pennsylvania. We have over 50 full time employees that provide specialty cleaning, property restoration and repair services to residential, commercial and industrial customers.
We are an industry leader providing continuing education accredited courses to insurance, real estate and health care agencies related to insurance restoration services, property maintenance and environmental cleaning.
We are committed to providing world class service to our customer’s and clients where and when they need us.
We are problem solvers 24 hours a day 365 days a year we are ready to address the needs of homes, businesses and their occupants to provide needed services to allow them to maintain, restore and rebuild their environments.
We are good neighbors and good corporate citizens. We believe in creating the very best workplace for our employees and partners and look for opportunities to give back to our community.
We Provide Essential Services to maintain and repair homes and businesses.
Service Master’s Corporate Objectives- The Service Master Philosophy is expressed in our four corporate objectives. We consider these value- based objectives for the decisions that we make. Since the founding in 1929 by Marion E Wade, the Service Master name has been built on these cornerstones. Continuing today, the services we provide are made possible by our commitments to these objectives.
To Honor God in All We Do
To Help People Develop
To Pursue Excellence
To Grow Profitably
At Service Master we treat people with respect and dignity and do the right thing and always hold each other accountable. When we do these things well we are living up to our legacy.
To be a dynamic vehicle that works in a variety of marketplaces delivering an outstanding level of value and service to it’s clients. We strive to provide a work environment that provides on going employment, growth and security for it’s employees as well as adequate return on investment for it’s owners. We wish to be recognized as the hardest working, easiest to work with company in markets that we serve. We strive to do all of our work “As Unto the Lord” as he is our constant guide and partner in our business venture.