FCS Janitorial is the custodial services division of FCS, Inc. Since its founding, the firm has provided a wide range of janitorial and industrial cleaning solutions for all types of business facilities. From humble beginnings, FCS, Inc. has grown into one of the leading service providers in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions.
Buddy Smith's Basement Start
Floor Care Specialists, Inc. (FCS, Inc.) began in 1988 as a side business for two men, Lewis “Buddy” Smith and his brother-in-law Keith White. The company started with an old pickup truck, a floor buffer, and a few basic cleaning supplies. It operated out of Buddy’s basement.
Building a Reputation
The company had a simple goal of providing basic janitorial services in a professional manner at a competitive price. After several months of small projects, the company was awarded its first full service contract with the Danville Urologic Clinic in downtown Danville, Virginia. As a point of pride, FCS, Inc. has maintained its service contract with this exceptional clinic ever since.
Throughout the early 1990s, the company grew at a steady rate. It won more full-service janitorial contracts and was recognized by 1995 as a quality local provider of janitorial services. Its staff grew to 15 people.
By 2000, FCS, Inc. was a well-established company with service contracts throughout the southside of Virginia. The firm worked to increase its capacity to service larger accounts with the same approach of providing professional cleaning at a competitive price. Putting its service first, the larger accounts had challenging cleaning and maintenance needs that FCS, Inc. would pursue.
In the mid-2000s, Buddy’s eldest son, Conrad, joined the FCS, Inc. team, focusing on sales and business development, specifically targeting some of the larger accounts the company had achieved the capacity to service. Landing the cleaning contract for the prestigious Institute for Advanced Learning and Research as one of his first major sales, Conrad initiated a period of rapid growth that continues to this day. With Buddy retiring in 2016, Conrad remains the majority owner and Chief Executive Officer. While things have changed quite a bit in three decades, FCS is still a “family company.”
As the company expanded its customer base to include more industrial plants, FCS, Inc. was approached by some of these clients with requests for services that went beyond the scope of routine, day-to-day cleaning. Eager to meet the challenge of solving complex cleaning and maintenance problems to satisfy customer needs, FCS Industrial Solutions division was formed in 2014 to specifically handle industrial cleaning for both current and future customers.
After more than 30 years, FCS, Inc. has grown to a multi-million-dollar company. It ranks in the top 4% of building service contractors nationally based on staff size and annual revenues.
FCS, Inc. currently services all types of accounts ranging from small offices to large industrial facilities. The company’s 175 employees are 100% focused on solving often problematic cleaning and waste remediation challenges. The firm routinely services business and industry throughout the mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions and maintains a ‘small business’ mindset for customer service and responsiveness. Our specialty niches and impeccable reputation have led to specific requests to complete projects as far away as California.