According to San Antonio Office/Q 1 2018 our city boasts 93 high-rises- 8 of which are skyscrapers. Make that nine with the addition of the new Frost Bank Tower.
Continuing to use data from 2018 there was a total inventory of 58,686,342 sf of office space available. That inventory requires cleaning. These are submarket statistics reflecting the total of all class A/B/C buildings in San Antonio. Construction of new buildings has continued steadily but I do not have current figures for 2019.
A further breakdown of sf by class is as follows:
My point is that there is an awful lot of office space being cleaned by a handful of large companies. A few are known nationally and at least one internationally.
From my experience it is nearly impossible to speak with or connect with the decision makers/property management of such buildings. They have long and happy relationships with their current vendors and that is good. My question is how did these huge companies initially establish such long and happy relationships?
Joe A. Isenberg II
Recently I read an interesting online article from thejanitorialstore.com. The article is titled, "Are Your Cleaning Customers Motivated by Quality or Price?" Its author, Steve Hanson, is a LinkedIn member and coach.
When I read anything my purpose is either to learn or be entertained. Being my business is less than five years old and most of my life has been spent teaching adolescents in a classroom, I find the occasional need to brush up on things and to learn as much as possible because the business side of things, in any industry, is quite a bit different from the subordinate's role. Experience working in a business is one thing but actually owning one is quite different. Hanson's article could not have appeared at a better time because as I read it I was able to confirm, from experience, the things he pointed out.
There are clients who are more concerned about cost than quality and they will haggle over pricing. They usually are not concerned about how beautiful their office is and are often easier to please if a scheduling problem arises.
The majority of my clients are quality-minded and pay a great deal more than the budget-minded. Their standards are more closely matchhed to mine and their offices are often used in my videos.