Founded in 1976, Costa Salonikidis established CBS Maintenance Ltd. (CBS) in Montreal. Costa, previously a foreman, had the idea of starting his own business after building owners continued to request his personalized service over that of large cleaning companies. After deciding to leave his job as a manager, Costa devoted himself to his small janitorial business full-time, setting up in St-Laurent, Quebec, with 4 partners and 25 employees.
THE GROWTH OF CBS MAINTENANCE
As a family business, Costa’s sons, Peter, George, and Kirk helped their father with the daily operations from an early age. Looking to grow the business, the sons brought CBS to the U.S. in 1997 and continued to expand between 1999 and 2001. In 2000, CBS expanded into Ontario and in Quebec City in 2009.
CBS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT WAS FOUNDED
With growing opportunities outside the janitorial sphere and the adoption of new service lines, CBS’s sister company, CBS Property Management Inc. (CBSFM) was founded in 2000 to cater to facilities management.
THE CBS PHILOSOPHY
With over 40 years’ experience in the janitorial and facilities management industries, CBS Maintenance Ltd. and CBS Property Management Inc. are now under the leadership of the three brothers. From CBS’s evolution from a family business to a world-class enterprise, the “CBS philosophy” has not changed since its humble beginnings. To this day, CBS has strongly followed the philosophy of seeing things from the customer’s point of view and always applying a customer first approach. This view continues to guide all our processes and value-added activities as the two companies continue to expand across North America.
At CBS, we understand that our successes have been due to the single guiding principle of customer focus. Recognizing that every customer has unique requirements, we provide a holistic and individual approach to every transaction with a personal touch. It is for this simple reason that we are proud to have clients across North America in retail, commercial, institutional and industrial sectors. Our ultimate goal is our client’s satisfaction.