About ServiceMaster of Seattle
We are a national, award-winning company for ServiceMaster Restore®. Our Woodinville office is ranked in the top five franchises in the country and our Everett office currently ranks in the top fifty-five franchises in the country.
Our five operating divisions include four insurance repair divisions: on-location fire restoration, water mitigation and drying services, packing, cleaning, and storage (PCS), and Snohomish County operations – as well as commercial cleaning and janitorial services. We employ over 125 people and serve more than 4,000 customers every year. We are currently part of the ServiceMaster Clean Presidents cabinet award winners and the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified business. The IICRC is the leading accreditation organization within the restoration industry.
All of our water damage and fire damage restoration project managers are AHERA-certified building inspectors and each of them maintains their IICRC Applied Structural Drying certification. In addition, we have several Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) CMR-Certified Mold Restorers, ITC Certified Thermographers and Six Sigma Yellow and Green Belts. The idea behind Six Sigma is to combine people power with process power to improve the way companies perform.
In addition, our Building Services team members are concerned about our environment, so each of the team’s managers have been Green Seal 42 certified. On top of that, ServiceMaster has implemented its proprietary capture and removal Green Cleaning System and uses it on-site when needed.
Everyone here at ServiceMaster strives to provide the communities we live in with the best possible service and to be honorable and forthright while we do it. After a disaster, we get our customers back on their feet as quickly as possible with the least amount of disturbance to their daily lives. We have been succeeding at this since 1984, offering reliable damage restoration services to the residents of Seattle, Bellevue, and look forward to serving King, Snohomish, Island, Kittitas, and Yakima Counties for many years to come.
On April 1, 1984, Steve Losorwith, a vice president for Seafirst Bank, purchased the ServiceMaster of Seattle franchise. Upon purchasing ServiceMaster of Seattle, it was initially a simple small fire and water damage restoration business employing only five people. A year later, on April 1, 1985, the company had grown so much that Steve joined forces with Wes Mitchell, the regional franchise operations manager for ServiceMaster, to incorporate as L & M Services, Inc. d.b.a. ServiceMaster of Seattle.
The business continued to grow and by 1987, Wes and Steve were running the largest on-location cleaning franchise in the country. On September 1, 1989, Steve and Wes brought Michael S. Mack on to the team to assist with the operational aspects of their growing business.
In 1992, Wes and Steve decided to pursue major losses throughout the United States. On May 2, of that year, Dan Olson signed on to build and grow the major loss portion of the business. Just a year later, Dan transformed his position with the company and agreed to run the accounting and administrative portions of the business.
In 1995, Wes and Barb Mitchell purchased Steve Losorwith’s shares of ServiceMaster of Seattle and became the sole owners of ServiceMaster of Seattle. In 2002, Michael and Dan purchased L & M Services Inc d.b.a ServiceMaster of Seattle from Wes and Barb Mitchell. In 2006, the company expanded, even more, when it added the Snohomish and Island County franchises. After the purchase, our tag line was changed to ServiceMaster serving King, Snohomish and Island Counties.
On October 1st, 2010 the ServiceMaster of Seattle family grew to include ServiceMaster Professional Clean (SPC) in Yakima, WA. The owners of SPC had a long-term business relationship with our ownership and hand-picked SOS to purchase their franchise. The owners retired and ServiceMaster of Seattle acquired an established business with a great reputation in the two counties it services, Yakima and Kittitas. Most of the tenured staff chose to stay with SPC and are helping to grow the business. The acquisition of ServiceMaster Professional Clean allows ServiceMaster of Seattle to service a larger area and more customers.