Proudly serving Lincoln, NE since 1990, ServiceMaster Professional Building Maintenance provides commercial cleaning and janitorial services and is an innovative leader in green cleaning. Their mission is to use their expertise and resources to turn the completion of ordinary tasks into extraordinary service. Jennifer Crowley is the Office Manager for ServiceMaster Professional Building Maintenance.
Tell us a little about your business. – ServiceMaster Professional Building Maintenance is a full service janitorial company that cleans manufacturing, medical, government, financial, and commercial facilities, including restaurants. We also offer carpet, ceiling, and floor cleaning–we’re able to strip, refinish, scrub, recoat, or buff vinyl and VCT flooring as well clean ceramic, porcelain, and other tiled floor types. We take great pride in using Green Cleaning Products that are environmentally friendly. We also offer handy man services.
How did you get started in the business? – I have a strong background in business operations and as a Compliance Analyst in insurance. I love business networking and marketing.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally? – At ServiceMaster every day is different from the last, and while it is challenging I enjoy the spontaneity and creativity that it brings out. After working for 8 years, I had the opportunity to be a stay at home mom and as rewarding as that was, I was really excited to rejoin the work force. I think it is important to lead by example, and I try to be a great role model for my kids and younger sisters.
What has been your most important achievement professionally? – I like to be challenged and I take pride in the fact that I have been able to learn, adapt, and grow in many different roles. I also enjoy contributing to the success of the business and working for a company that puts our community’s best interest as our top priority.
Tell me a little about your family. – I have been married for 12 years and we have two amazing children. My daughter is 4 and my son is 1.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life? – I have spent a lot of time traveling abroad to Indonesia, Bali, and throughout the Caribbean. This has given me more appreciation, a very open mind and a diverse sense of the world and finding beauty in the unexpected.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – I like being outdoors, especially going swimming, hiking, and skiing.
What are you the most proud of? – I am most proud of my values and being able to see the silver lining in most situations. I have the ability to look at people and situations without bias. I also like to consider alternative means, perspectives and outcomes.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – You get what you give. What’s meant to be will be. Be the change you want to see.
If you had a theme song, what would it be? – “Corner Stone” by Bob Marley.
What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life? – I like to dance and write poetry.
If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be? – I would own an interior decorating store and import furniture, art, and jewelry.
What is your favorite local restaurant? – Parthenon, Issara, Billy’s, or Banhwich Café for lunch.