Floor Care Specialists, Inc. (FCS) was founded in Danville, Virginia in the winter of 1988 by Buddy Smith and Keith White.  Initially, it was what amounted to a part time job for both men.  Buddy worked full time as a sales representative with Diamond Paper Company selling janitorial products and equipment while Keith was a local tobacco farmer.  With Buddy having an extensive background in the jan/san industry and Keith being experienced in managing work crews and labor, they made a good team to get FCS off the ground.  Shortly after the formation of the company, FCS was awarded the service contract with four local grocery stores in southern Virginia.

Over the first few years the company continued to pick up a few service accounts each year, while performing various projects throughout southern Virginia and North Carolina.  By the mid-90's FCS was a well respected local service company with roughly ten employees in addition to Keith and Buddy.  In the late 90's, Keith decided to sell his company stock to Buddy so that he could pursue another business interest.  Over the next decade, Buddy committed his time fully to the company, and saw consistent growth and profitability.  The company focused mainly on the Danville and Martinsville markets of southern Virginia, and grew into the strongest company in those areas.

In 2005, Conrad Smith, the oldest son of Buddy, graduated college and joined the family business.  Conrad focused mainly on new accounts and growth, going after larger accounts and looking to expand in to other areas.  After winning several large accounts to add to the resume, FCS branched out into central Virginia by opening an office in Lynchburg and hiring Gene Yost to run that division.  Within just a few months FCS had been awarded two of the largest janitorial accounts in Lynchburg and was off and running.

These days, after three decades in business, FCS looks a lot different than in did back in the 80's.  From an old van and one buffer, which we still own, to multiple offices and accounts across most of Virginia.  FCS is now a multi-million dollar company, ranking in the top 4% of janitorial contractors nationally based on staff size and annual revenues.  We service all types of accounts, both very small and very large.  Over the years we have always tried to maintain that same "small business" mindset of customer service and responsiveness, and we give that attitude most of the credit for our success.  We are proud of our past and excited about our future here at FCS!