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With over 50 years of industry experience and highly-trained, skilled professionals, SSC is the premium provider of support services for quality-focused educational institutions. We specialize in custodial and campus services, plant operations and maintenance, and grounds management.
Frequently Asked Questions
We provide full-service facility support to K-12 schools, private and independent schools, and colleges and universities in three areas – custodial, grounds management, and plant operations and maintenance. Each program is fully customized based on educational institution’s needs.
We make every effort to retain existing employees and transition them to SSC. We understand the value of people in an organization, especially in close-knit educational environments. Many of the people who work in our educational facilities have long histories there, and we understand that students, staff and parents think of those employees as family. Our commitment is to make sure all associates have new opportunities for growth, as well as new benefits to help improve the quality of their lives and the lives of their families.
First and foremost, our people are the best in the business. Many of our team members started with SSC decades ago and bring exceptional working knowledge of the industry to the table. Likewise, other team members are new to SSC, but are experts in their respective fields. We also focus on training, developing and mentoring our team so we can all continue to be the best we can be. Finally, we offer ongoing and comprehensive corporate support to our team members in the field, ensuring that each site has the resources and people they need to provide excellent service.
Yes. Our programs can be tailored to meet our clients’ exact needs. For example, we can do a facilities condition assessment so that we can recommend and implement deferred maintenance over time. Our grounds program can include athletic field management from certified specialists. We even have certified arborists on staff who can design landscape plans based on your climate zone.
W. Baxter Lee, III starts Commercial Maintenance Inc. (CMI) in Knoxville, TN, with just a mop, a bucket, and a VW Beetle.
Baxter purchases or acquires several other companies, acquires partial ownership in other companies
Baxter Lee purchases Southeast Services Corporation, combines all businesses under the SSC name
Don Williams becomes President and CEO of SSC
Baxter Lee, founder of the company, passes away
Compass Group USA purchases Southeast Service Corporation, changes name to SSC Services for Education
SSC lands contract with Texas A&M University, SSC’s largest account to date
Seth Ferriell becomes President and CEO of SSC
SSC celebrates 50 years in business
SSC operates in 27 states, with 81 K-12 accounts and 56 higher education accounts
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