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Janitorial Services

When it comes to Janitorial Services, no one in the industry provides training, efficiency and value like PHC Northwest, where comprehensive training is at the core of our mission. We are proud to clean millions of square feet nightly at manufacturing centers, airports, universities, health clinics, class-A office buildings and government buildings. Since 1975, we have been a union shop that focuses on productivity enhancements rather than low wages as a business and rehabilitation strategy.

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We are committed to protecting and respecting the environment through dedication to eco-friendly business practices. We assume an active role in the environmental awareness and practice of our employees, suppliers, contractors and customers.

Our 2013 Environmental Manual documents our current principles by establishing the criteria in products and chemicals selection as well as in testing new, eco-friendly janitorial brands.

PHC Northwest Janitorial Services is one of the largest providers in the Pacific Northwest. We are one of the first organizations in the nation to be awarded ISSA’s Cleaning Industry Management Standard’s certification with honors. We are also certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration.

We provide our janitorial customers with a standard of service that is expected of a world-class organization. We build and maintain long-term professional relationships by:

  • Communicating often and openly.
  • Emphasizing follow-throughs.
  • Putting ourselves in the customer's shoes.
  • Emphasizing flexibility, making it easy to do business with us.
  • Providing creative and cost-effective solutions.

Our list of satisfied customers include: Portland International Airport, Rainier School District, and the City of Portland.

The main objective of PHC Northwest’s Quality Assurance Program is to exceed our customers' expectations. To accomplish this, we developed a proprietary state-of-the-art, web-based quality control and tracking program.

Training at PHC Northwest is conducted through our Beyond Limitations Career School.

Custodial Services – 8 weeks (240 hours)

The Basic Custodial Training Course prepares individuals with marketable job skills in the field of Building Maintenance Services. The course is a comprehensive vocational curriculum that uses modern tools and “green” processes. Basic Custodial Training (BCT) course content is presented both in standard classroom- lecture-type setting and self-paced practical work experience format with hands-on training. Trainees will apply their skills at multiple contract locations, providing a comprehensive and diverse learning experience.

Property Maintenance – 16 weeks (640 hours)

BLCS’s Property Maintenance program is a 16 week course designed to provided students the essential skills to be job ready in the property maintenance career field. Students focus their learning in many areas of maintenance/construction tasks to include: sheet rock repair, interior/exterior painting, basic plumbing, basic electrical, installing windows, roofing, and fencing. Students will also learn the basics of home remodeling and become proficient in using the tools of the trade: screwdrivers, saws, grinders, air guns, drills, ladders, hammers, tape measures, and levels. 

Students who complete the first phase of the property maintenance training, may choose to take the CAMT (Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician) examination. The CAMT is a nationally recognized certification, sponsored by the National Apartment Association. An additional fee is required for students who wish to take the CAMT examination.

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