The Bellingham Business Journal
Janelle R. Bruland, president and CEO of Management Services Northwest, has been named as the Washington State Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Seattle District office. Bruland’s focus on positive thinking has allowed her to remain open to opportunities that have created 15 years of growth and success for her company.
Management Services Northwest started in 1995 as a janitorial company with 10 employees providing clean-up services to approximately 10 office buildings in Whatcom County. The company motto of “We’ll take care of it!” created a company culture of positive energy, integrity, a high standard of excellence and a commitment to build long-term satisfied customer relationships.
The company has grown to handle its clients’ needs with services including bundled, proactive maintenance and repair work, vendor management and energy and utility enhancement programs. Services can range from landscaping, janitorial contracting, general repairs, plumbing, electrical, HVAC and tenant improvements.