Every year, the Building Service Contractors Association International (BSCAI) selects a man or woman to represent the front line of the janitorial industry.  This individual is chosen from hundreds of thousands of employees of over 600 companies in the building service industry.

This year, Marlo Woolcott, of ESS Clean, Inc., was selected as 2018 Building Service Employee of the year and he was able to attend the BSCAI Conference in Dallas, Tx., where he received his award and as a special bonus, got to meet one of the keynote speakers, President George W. Bush.   Marlo has been with ESS Clean for past nine years.  He plays an important role behind the scenes for ESS, from keeping the product shelves organized, ordering, receiving, assisting with inventory, equipment repairs, keeping our offices clean, floors sparkling, windows spotless, and doing the laundry for many of our accounts.  He makes all this happen at a very high level of efficiency.

Paul Taylor, CEO of ESS Clean, states “Marlo being chosen as the 2018 Building Service Employee of the year was not surprising as he has quietly proven his value on and off the job for decades.  From giving up his Christmas Day to feed the hungry and lonely to filling supply orders, stocking shelves and managing inventory, Marlo goes about his work with purpose, strength, and a dash of dry humor. “

Marlo has taught each of us that the examples of leadership that we see on television are false.  The arrogant demeanor, flashy cars and expensive suits do not make a leader.  Fame, fortune and notoriety do not make a leader.  Marlo proves every day that meaning, purpose, discipline and service make a true leader.  Marlo’s humility and confidence on stage at the awards ceremony won the hearts of the audience.  That’s leadership!  Marlo’s services here will eventually conclude, but the ESS Clean family can rest assured that his legacy of leadership will remain.