Preparing a Cleaner Workplace for Tomorrow.

Our Story

When Environmental Service Systems was founded in 1998, Edgar Ruth set out to achieve one big idea: “Preparing a Cleaner Workplace for Tomorrow.”  Today, we have a proven reputation for realizing this goal successfully.

We are a minority-owned facilities maintenance company, offering a wide range of facility services to a diverse customer base across the United States. Our success not only comes from the quality of work that we promise, but also from our personalized approach and commitment to providing exceptional experiences to every customer, every day.

By continuously empowering our employees and nurturing our partnerships with clients, we have become a reliable source of facility services that ensures a clean, safe, and well-managed environment.

For additional information about our company, you can reach our business development team at (704) 527-4099 or get in touch here.

Our Vision

Core Values

Our core values helps us stay true to our promise of “Preparing a Cleaner Workplace for Tomorrow”. They embody our passion for integrity, respect, and customer commitment. We are continuously moving forward creating value every day, striving to go beyond customer expectations while remaining committed to our values: Honesty, Respect for Individuals, Personal Accountability, and Customer Value Creation.


As a certified minority business enterprise, ESS respects diversity and values its importance in fostering an inclusive workplace. With over 20 years of industry experience, ESS has set an example of succeeding with diverse workforce which is a powerful combination of tremendous talent, experience, and ideas. Diversity for us means gaining strength from our differences and working as one team.


ESS works with a straightforward approach of achieving our vision and goals: Passion for Quality. We are a customer-oriented company and day after day, our employees deliver facilities maintenance solutions with no compromise on quality. We take pride in our service delivery which is the foundation of our growth.

Environmental Friendliness

ESS is dedicated to protecting the environment by offering Green Cleaning Programs aligned with each customer’s sustainability goals. Our green cleaning process reduce a negative impact on the environment while maintaining customer facilities with quality services and low costs. We have a well-rounded approach for safety, sustainability, and environment friendliness achieved through green cleaning programs.

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Promoting a diverse culture is essential to any business and its continued growth. At ESS, we seek opportunities to partner with customers that believe in the same. We encourage and enable businesses to: implement diversity in their workplace, promote employee engagement, improve productivity and build better teams, all while focusing on growth and financial returns.

Environmental Service Systems is a certified minority business enterprise through the National Minority Supplier Development Council.