Staff Highlights

Employee of the Quarter

Elena Hester

Elena Hester –
July 2020

Elena is 100% committed to providing our customers with excellent customer services. During the COVID-19 pandemic Elena has covered for other employees. Elena has always been a great employee. She leads by example. You will never find her sitting on the job or giving any less than 100%. I have been told many times by customers that we are lucky to have Elena on our team. They are right.”

Walter Gesford, Project Manager

Karla Caceres Rodriguez – October 2020

Karla is the defining example of Mister Kleen. Every day that she works is a better day for Mister Kleen. Karla always gives 150% and … is universally respected and admired for her work ethic. Her personality and laugh are so infectious, and just like a ray of sunshine, she can light up the room. All of her clients adore her.”

Brandon Caison, Project Manager

Karla Caceres Rodriguez

You Make A Difference Award

Donald Barnes

Donald Barnes –
July 2020

Donald is truly a joy to have as an employee. He has the respect of his co-workers as well as myself for his tireless dedication to his job. He comes to work daily with a smile on his face and jokes. He is always prompt, courteous, and helpful to anyone. His work speaks for itself, and it screams exceptional! Batman is Donald’s favorite comic book character, and just like Batman, he has saved the day for us on numerous occasions. Donald is more than deserving of his recognition and accolades. Mister Kleen is a better company with someone like Donald on its staff.”

Brandon Caison, Project Manager

Dianne Tutwiler -
October 2020

Dianne doesn’t miss any work period unless it’s vacation. She arrives daily on time and leaves on time. Her work is always completed with no complaints from her or the customer. She has been with the company since 2003 – that itself is quite an achievement. The company could use more people like her. I’m so glad and lucky she works on my team.”

Craig Dufour, Area Manager

Diane Tutwiler

safety crusader award

Safety is very important to Mister Kleen! The Safety Crusader program is designed to promote a safe work environment for our employees and the tenants of the buildings we service. Our employees earn the opportunity to be recognized and rewarded by proactively making suggestions and identifying safety risks. Congratulations to our winners:
Terri Hott-Stotler, James Lee Sr., Marie Sherman, Andre Thomas!

Terri Hott Stetler
Terri Hott-Stotler took action to ensure employees remained safe around a device.
James Lee Sr.
James Lee Sr. recommended special training on how COVID-19 is passed from person-to-person to help with compliance and safety.
Marie Sherman
Marie Sherman provided operational suggestions that enhanced employee safety relating to supplies and inventory.
Andre Thomas
Andre Thomas encouraged employee compliance with COVID safety guidelines.

We appreciate your observations. Thank you for a job well done!

Mister Kleen Attends BSCAI Contracting Success+ Virtual Experience

BSCAI_TonyMister Kleen’s leadership team is committed to staying on top of industry trends to better serve our clients. One way we do that is by attending Building Service Contractors Association International (BSCAI) events. BSCAI represents a worldwide network of more than 1,000 member companies from across the United States and 15 countries worldwide. These members provide cleaning, facility maintenance, security, landscaping and other related services to building owners and managers.

This year, BSCAI pivoted its annual Contracting Success+ Conference to a virtual experience for the first time to accommodate safety concerns due to the global pandemic. The Contracting Success+ Virtual Experience took place Oct. 14-15 and 21-22, and offered a full complement of real time and on-demand virtual educational offerings.

Motivational speaker Kevin Brown opened the conference with his keynote opening session, The Hero Effect® – Creating a Culture of Heroes at Every Level. Other keynotes included:

  • Leading Your BSC Business through the Crisis with entrepreneur and business talk show host Troy Hazard of Troy Hazard International
  • How to Create a Differentiated Experience to Deliver World-Class Results with business culture catalyst and former Hard Rock International executive Jim Knight.

Other sessions included:

  • The Human Element of Cyber Incident Prevention, which featured risk experts who discussed how to identify the biggest anticipated threats and learn how everyone shares responsibility for protecting their organization. They also discussed the latest trends and terms, as well as valuable best practices to enhance corporate cyber policies.
  • Networking roundtables on new HR Best Practices, Cleaning for Health, Employee Retention, and Industry Innovation

Representatives from Mister Kleen who attended the virtual conference included President Ernie Clark, Jr., CBSE; COO Tony Simon; and Director of Sales Carolyn Callahan.

employee tenure

As we celebrate our 45th Anniversary this year, we’d like to recognize the loyal employees below who have grown with us over the years. We appreciate all of our team members, and we have held small ceremonies throughout the year to recognize employees who celebrate milestone anniversaries of 1 year and more.

Employees with 30-40 YEARS of dedicated service are:

  • Ernie Clark, Jr., CBSE
  • Dianna Clark, RBSM

Employees with 20-30 YEARS of dedicated service are:

  • Christy Da Silva, RBSM

Employees with 10-20 YEARS of dedicated service are (in order of length of service):

  • Gloria Zelaya
  • Chad Clark, RBSM
  • Paul Clark
  • Danyelle Clark
  • Alba Bermudez
  • Dianne Tutwiler
  • Lorena Diaz-Escobar
  • Jose Andrade
  • Vanessa Pendergrass
  • John Scott, Jr.
  • John Cox
  • Juana Gil
  • Maria Mejia
  • Yolanda Rathbone
  • Ronald White II
  • Levi Chavez
  • Michael Ford
  • Danilo Ponce
  • Brandon Caison
  • Luis Garcia
  • Craig Dufour
  • Shawn Calhoun
  • Hector De La Luz
  • David Martin, Sr.
  • Tonya Shelton
  • Flor Naranjo
  • Roy Drummonds
  • Julia Benavides
  • Don Lee, Jr.
  • Harold Cruz
  • Adolfo Camberos
  • Martha Contreras
  • Victor Zevallos
  • Raymon Pulido
  • Samuel Johnson
  • William Zimmerman
  • Rhelda Wilson
We appreciate all the hard work and dedication you have shown over the years. We look forward to many more. Thank you!

employee training update

Mister Kleen is committed to continuous regular training of employees to better serve our clients – which we recognize sets us apart.

Training related to COVID-19 has been the priority over the last six months, and we have been holding regular sessions with team members to relay CDC guidelines on protecting yourself and others from COVID-19.

In addition, our managers have been taking supplemental training courses related to working safety and routine disinfection techniques specifically for COVID-19. These managers recently passed Building Service Contractors Association International’s COVID-19 Disinfection & Safety Course and received their certifications:

  • Pam Barnes
  • Lynda Bennett
  • Brandon Caison
  • Craig Dufour
  • Joyce Garner
  • Walter Gesford
  • Margaret Joyner
  • Danilo Ponce
  • Yolanda Rathbone
  • Steve Rowe
Mister Kleen is a leading provider of contract cleaning services to Commercial and High Security facilities since 1976. Our primary service area is the DC Metro region. We also provide a variety of interior and exterior specialty services.