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Jan-Pro of Utah Achieves Prestigious Business Diversity Award - Recognized as an Outstanding Organization with Diverse Workforce

Jan-Pro of Utah Achieves Prestigious Business Diversity Award

Salt Lake City, UT June 21, 2011 — Jan-Pro of Utah, master franchise of Jan-Pro International, Inc. (Jan-Pro), an established global leader in commercial cleaning, today graciously accepted the prestigious Utah Business Diversity Award, saluting the best business inclusion practices throughout the Jan-Pro offices in Utah.

The awards program was developed by the Salt Lake Chamber, the Salt Lake Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management and Utah Diversity Connections. The Diversity Award was created to recognize outstanding organizations that embrace diversity.

Jan-Pro of Utah was selected from a list of 14 Utah-based finalist organizations. At an awards ceremony June 14th, the 2011 Award was presented by Utah Attorney General, Mark Shurtleff, to Carol and Tom Richter, Jan-Pro of Utah master franchise owners.

“When Carol and I started Jan-Pro Cleaning Systems of Utah May of 1999, we made a commitment to be a leader in providing business opportunities for everyone,” said Tom Richter. “The state of Utah has a diverse community, with a deep resource of talent. Today, we are proud to have 27 countries represented in our group of 85 Utah franchise owners.”

The formula seems to work, as the Jan-Pro of Utah franchisee owner operaters have enjoyed a 99.4% account retention rate in the last year.

The Jan-Pro philosophy starts with a strong diverse workbase, and carries forward to Jan-Pro products and services as well. Unique product introductions and a history of firsts have defined the leadership character of the Jan-Pro Brand. One example is the recent launch of Jan-Pro’s exclusive EnviroShield disinfectant system, a system that delivers 100% disinfectant coverage. Well-followed in the international press, EnviroShield has become a high-demand product, one only available from Jan-Pro.

Diversity is embracing and appreciating the characteristics that make individuals unique. It is recognizing a wide array of unique products and services. When it all comes together, it adds up to business success. The type of success that is seen in Jan-Pro of Utah.

“We consider this award very special,” concluded Richter. “It truly represents achievement!”

About Jan-Pro International, Inc.
Jan-Pro was founded in 1991 by Jacques Lapointe in Providence, Rhode Island, with a desire to offer the highest quality cleaning techniques and systems available. Currently, the Jan-Pro team is comprised of business leaders with experience around the world, as well as seasoned cleaning industry executives. Today, company structure is comprised of Master and Unit franchisees. Jan-Pro regularly receives inquiries and accolades from around the world.

To learn more, visit the Jan-Pro website at

Categories: General | Commercial Cleaning

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