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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
posted by jsouthall @ 06:11 PM

After the success of last year’s Holiday Food Drive we have decided to bring it back this year!!!

BEST Service Pros is challenging all employees from November 15-December 15th to raise non-perishable food items in support of the GVRD. The difference in the Holiday Food Drive this year is that we are pitting each site  against each other (friendly competition never hurts). We will be keeping a running tally of how each site is doing. Our hope here is that by creating friendly competition for the 4 week challenge is that we create a bit of competitive urgency among the BEST teams in the lower mainland! There will be a prize allocated to the winning site!

We look forward to seeing the success of this campaign yet again, with hopes of extending our donations to about 3000lbs!!!


Thursday, August 30, 2012
posted by jsouthall @ 08:08 PM

We recently had the opportunity to catch up with two of our window cleaning teams onsite as they were working and lucky for us we brought a camera. Here is a few pictures we snapped that day. It gives everyone a good look at the type of heights they have to work with on a daily basis. Thanks again to our teams for letting us tag along. Enjoy!

Beautiful day to clean a building

Close up from way up above

Making sure everything is in working order

First step off the ledge and ready to work

Vancouver Convention Centre from a distant. If you look closely you can see our lift and the type of height that it can reach

 A ground level view

Looking down on the work at hand. They are very comfortable at heights as you can tell from the smiles.

Monday, January 9, 2012
posted by jsouthall @ 04:01 PM

The First Annual BEST Holiday Food Drive wrapped up last week and I am proud to announce that in an effort to help support the less fortunate in the Vancouver area the local sites of BEST were able to collect 1682lbs in non-perishable food donations. These donations were matched by the staff at BCRE at $1 per pound for all food collected.

So after our 30 day Holiday Food Drive we were able to raise the following for the Vancouver Food Bank on Dec 23.

  • 1682 lbs in Food Donations
  • $1682 in matching cash donations from BCRE
  • $5000 in additional cash donations from BEST Service Pro’s

As we can all appreciate, this type of drive takes time to organize and monitor and BEST wants to thank Karen, Dietmar, and Teresa for all their hard work on organizing this project and all the BEST Shredding customers who donated as well.

We look forward to bigger success next year as we try and top 2000 lbs of food.

Here are some pictures from our Holiday Food Drive!


The BEST Service Pros Team,

Monday, December 5, 2011
posted by jsouthall @ 02:12 PM


For Immediate Release


 Township of Langley, BC, Tuesday, November 29, 2011: With the World Junior ‘A’ Challenge in the rear-view mirror, the Langley Events Centre has compiled some statistics to help illustrate the impact the event had on both the facility and the Township of Langley.

Over the course of week (November 7 – 13) 21, 743 people came to the Langley Events Centre to see players from Canada (East and West), Czech Republic, Russia, Sweden, and the USA compete for a gold medal. A key component to making the World Junior ‘A’ Challenge so successful was the key contributions of local business’.

Sponsorship numbers were in excess of sixty five thousand dollars which was generated with help from the following local companies:

  • Acklands Grainger
  • Best Pro Services
  • Denny’s Langley
  • GML Mechanical Ltd. Marcon Construction
  • McDonald’s
  • Preston GM
  • Save On Foods Walnut Grove & Willoughby
  • Shark Club Langley
  • The CAT Rental Store
  • Tourism Langley

Hotels in the area also received rave reviews from teams and visitors. The tournament occupied over 1200 rooms during the course of the event at the following hotels:

  • The Sandman Hotel (Host Hotel)
  • The Sandman Signature Hotel & Suites (Host Hotel) Best Western Langley Inn
  • Comfort Inn & Suites
  • Quality Hotel & Suites
  • Holiday Inn Express

The World Junior A Challenge website (www.hockeycanada.cawjac) saw dramatic increases in traffic as the Schedule/Results page had 45, 198 views (22, 959 unique) an 18% increase from the 2010 tournament in Penticton. The Langley Events Centre was on display for viewers from various parts of the world including, but not limited to:

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Moscow, Russia

There were 135 volunteers who donated their time and energy to making the event a success, including an organizing committee of 18 people. Not only did the volunteers contribute to the event, but they donated $2575.00 to the PuCKS Foundation. Over 100 scouts from the National Hockey League, Canadian Hockey League and NCAA (and more from around junior hockey) took in the action throughout the course of the week.

Finally, the event also marked the first ever National television broadcast to originate from the Langley Events Centre as TSN2 carried the Gold Medal game which saw Canada West defeat Canada East 4 – 2 in an exciting game.

These numbers do not include the immeasurable impact that the tournament had on surrounding business in the Township as well as the positive impression left with visiting families, fans and teams. At the conclusion of the seven day event, both the Langley Events Centre and the Township of Langley received high praise from the 2012 World Junior ‘A’ Challenge Host Committee from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia (who were on site scouting for next year), all the participants and Hockey Canada (including Bob Nicholson, Hockey Canada President & CEO, who was on site for four days) on how well they were treated both by the event committee and the community.

Press Release Courtesy of the Langley Events Centre

The BEST Service Pros Team,

Friday, November 25, 2011
posted by jsouthall @ 06:11 PM

BEST Service Pros recently received CIMS GB Certification. The press release is below:

Vancouver company one of just a handful of firms to receive this global commercial cleaning-industry certification

VANCOUVER, B.C. – November 16, 2011 Best Service Pros (BEST), a Vancouver-based custodial, window-cleaning and document-management provider, has recently been awarded the CIMS-GB Standard certification, the highest level of certification available to companies in the global commercial cleaning services field. The company achieved a near perfect score, based on written submissions and on-site inspections.

The company is one of only 49 companies worldwide (and just one of 4 in Canada) to have passed the rigorous criteria and standards sponsored by ISSA, the U.S.- based Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, with offices worldwide.

ISSA’s Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS), along with the CIMS-Green Building (CIMS-GB) certification, ensures that qualified organizations meet the needs of customers and other stakeholders. Holding this designation has become an important requirement in many cleaning service bids as customers look for companies that demonstrate service excellence and adherence to green and sustainable cleaning programs.

“We have always had a strategy of forming long term relationships with client partners in an industry that is very competitive and price sensitive,” said BEST Director of New Business and Strategy, Jeff Grabinsky. “All things being equal in this business, this professional designation underscores our commitment to achieving the highest standards possible within our industry, on behalf of our clients and employees.”

“We work with many large institutional organizations in the Lower Mainland, such as public venues and universities, that want services providers who share, understand and embrace the goals of sustainability”, he continued. “CIMS certification is the best validation of our own long-term company-wide goals. Happily, it also aligns with the values of many of our customers.”

Compliance in the areas of the Standard is measured over five principles—quality systems; service delivery; human resources; health, safety and environmental stewardship and operational execution. For instance, the CIMS-GB Standard means that clients know that the company is able to provide them with data that helps them secure points for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEEDS) building certification for existing buildings, and meets the requirements for Operations and Maintenance (LEED-EBOM), while greening operations overall.

BEST uses a mix of sophisticated software technology and human resource management to deliver clear, quantifiable results to its clients. From builders, to property management, to other organizations where sustainable environmental concerns and practices are an important part of their brand and culture, the CIMS-GB Standard certification award to BEST for best practices incleaning services and professional facility maintenance provides that guarantee. 

Grabinsky said the company originally undertook the CIMS challenge as part of their commitment to overall operational excellence.  The organization wanted to ensure that employees, suppliers and other stakeholders all understood corporate goals, and the need to create optimal working environments, while reaching for “the gold standard” within the industry.

About BEST

Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia and in operation for 55 years, BEST Service Pros provides highly specialized services to businesses throughout Western Canada. BEST Service Pros currently designs and manages facility maintenance solutions, which include custodial, exterior building maintenance and document management services for over 2000 clients. Clients in educational facilities, government organizations and public venues, have chosen BEST to manage their services.
The BEST Service Pros Team,

Monday, November 21, 2011
posted by jsouthall @ 07:11 PM

BEST Service Pros have been recognized as a Silver Sponsor for the 2012 Capilano University Alumni Awards of Excellence program. The reception to celebrate the recipients is scheduled for Wednesday May 9, 2012 at the Pan Pacific Hotel.

Capilano University’s Alumni Awards of Excellence program recognizes exceptional individuals and organizations who have distinguished themselves and Capilano through their contributions to their professions, to the community and to the University.

For more information on the event please visit the Capilano University Alumni website. 


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Monday, November 14, 2011
posted by jsouthall @ 07:11 PM

BEST Service Pros were proud to sponsor the World Junior A Championship (WJAC) this past week at the Langley Events Centre. A collection of the best young hockey players in the world competed against each other in a great showcase. The finalist were Canada West vs Canada East with the West coming out on top 4-2.

Here is a picture of our board Advertisement at the Langley Event Centre. We are proud to advertise in and be affiliated with a world-class facility.

Friday, October 14, 2011
posted by jsouthall @ 03:10 PM

BEST Service Pros is proud to support the Union Gospel Mission in their 24th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner. Because of all of the generous support the UGM receives they were able to serve 3,593 delicious Thanksgiving meals to men, women and children in need.

Guests were entertained by amazing musicians, enjoyed home-cooked turkey dinner with pumpkin pie topped with vanilla ice cream for dessert and had the chance to connect with one another, our outreach team and our fabulous volunteers.

“For many of our guests, this is a special time to celebrate and give thanks for what they do have, which is often very little. Over and over, we’ve seen Thanksgiving leading to hope, and hope inspiring courage, and courage – with friends to stand alongside – leading to transformed lives. But it all starts with this Thanksgiving meal, where we’re able to start fostering new relationships which can lead to changed lives through this very special day,” explains our Senior Chaplain Bruce Curtiss.

UGM’s 24th Annual Thanksgiving Celebration from Union Gospel Mission on Vimeo.

Monday, August 29, 2011
posted by jsouthall @ 12:08 PM

What does a school need to do to implement a green cleaning program? In this week’s ISSA Educational Quick Clip. Deputy Director of the Healthy Schools Campaign Mark Bishops explains the five simple steps that provide a blueprint.

Make sure your service provider is taking the nessacary steps to insure they are taking a green cleaning approach.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011
posted by jsouthall @ 12:07 PM

Whether you outsource you janitorial services or manage them internally you should design a set of Standard Operating Procedures to ensure the same high quality of service all the time. At BEST, we rate our sites on a APPA Quality Assurance System that has a 4-tier rating system. Compare your current cleaning standards against ours and see where your janitorial services rank!

Tier 1: Brilliant! (80-100%-Compatible with APPA Level 1)
Orderly Spotlessness: Establishes cleaning at the highest level.

•Floors and base moldings shine and/or are bright and clean; colors are fresh. There is no buildup in corners or along walls.
•All vertical and horizontal surfaces have a freshly cleaned or polished appearance and have no accumulation of dust, dirt, marks, streaks, smudges, or fingerprints.
•Washroom and shower tile and fixtures gleam and are odor-free. Supplies are adequate.
•Trash containers are empty, clean, and odor-free.

Tier 2: Excellent (50-79%-Compatible with APPA Level 2)
Ordinary Tidiness: The level at which cleaning should be maintained. Lower levels for washrooms, changing/locker rooms, and similar type facilities are not acceptable.

•Floors and base moldings shine and/or are bright and clean. There is no buildup in corners or
along walls, but there can be up to two days worth of dirt, dust, stains, or streaks.
•All vertical and horizontal surfaces are clean, but marks, dust, smudges, and fingerprints are noticeable with close observation.
•Washroom and shower tile and fixtures gleam and are odor-free. Supplies are adequate.
•Trash containers empty, clean, and odor-free.

Tier 3: Satisfactory (30-49%-Compatible with APPA Level 3)
Casual Inattention: Reflects a lowering of normal expectations. While not totally acceptable, it has yet to reach an unacceptable level of cleanliness.

•Floors are swept clean, but upon close observation dust, dirt, and stains, as well as a buildup of dirt, dust, and/or floor finish in corners and along walls, can be seen.
•There are dull spots and/or matted carpet in walking lanes, and streaks and splashes on base molding. All vertical and horizontal surfaces have obvious dust, dirt, marks, smudges, and fingerprints.
•Trash containers are empty, clean, and odor-free.

Tier 4: Trouble! (<29%-Compatible with APPA Level 4)
Moderate to Unacceptable Dinginess: Areas are becoming unacceptable, people beginning to accept an environment lacking normal cleanliness.

•Floors are swept clean, but are dull. Colours are dingy, and there is an obvious buildup of dust, dirt, and/or floor finish in corners and along walls. Molding is dull and contains streaks and splashes.
•All vertical and horizontal surfaces have conspicuous dust, dirt, smudges, fingerprints, and marks that will be difficult to remove.
•Trash containers have old trash. They are stained and marked. Trash cans smell sour.

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