February 1, 2019

The History of Maintex

Maintex was founded in 1960 by Ralph Silverman. In the past 6 decades, the company has grown to support two offices, three warehouses, and over 100 employees.

Our Founder

Ralph Silverman grew up in New York and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II. After he graduated from Indiana University, he was trained as a chemist. In 1960, he drove across the country from New York to to Southern California with his wife and two young children to pursue an opportunity to start a business on the West Coast. That's the year he founded Maintex. 

January 23, 2019
Contract Cleaners, Training, Regulatory, News

The Maintex Cleaning Academy is the high-quality employee training you need

If you run a contract cleaning business, meet your new favorite website!

The Maintex Cleaning Academy is an industry-leading online training toolkit. It's powerful, easy-to-use, and completely free.

Watch this one minute video tour to see how it works:


January 17, 2019

Need Help With Your Child's College Tuition? ISSA & Maintex Can Help!

Did you know that the ISSA Foundation has an annual scholarship program for employees of ISSA member companies and their family members? Every year since 1988, the ISSA Foundation has awarded more than 50 different scholarships totaling more than $150,000 per year. (That's more than 3 million dollars total!) Even more exciting - one of these scholarships is exclusive to Maintex employees and their family members.

Want to find out how to apply for and ISSA Foundation scholarship? Read on for more information.

January 15, 2019

Leader Letter: Planning

Leader Letters are monthly letters from the Maintex Leadership team. This month, Maintex President Linda Silverman discusses the value of frequent reflection and planning.

On January 1st, with the new year stretching wide open before us, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of creating goals and resolutions.

We are two weeks into the new year now. How are you doing with your goals? Are any of them starting to look overly ambitious? And why do we do that? Why do we set goals that are not (entirely) realistic to achieve?

December 18, 2018

Leader Letter: Mentoring

Leader Letters are monthly letters from the Maintex Leadership team. This month, Maintex President Linda Silverman wrote about "Mentoring."

I am a huge believer in mentoring.

The benefits of successful mentoring are three pronged The program impacts the mentor, the mentee and the organization. I have personally experienced mentoring from each of these three perspectives.