ServiceMaster Recognizes Outstanding Franchise Owners During International Convention

Joe and Ruth Steffens Awarded the Marion E. Wade Master Award of Honor

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Nov. 20, 2013 // PRNewswire // - ServiceMaster Clean and ServiceMaster Restore, two of the industry's leading cleaning franchises for more than 60 years, announced the recognition of more than 50 outstanding franchise owners at their recent international convention held in St. Louis, Mo. The highest honor of the year was given to franchisees Joe and Ruth Steffens of Denver, Colo., who received the Marion E. Wade Master Award of Honor. More than 1,000 ServiceMaster franchise owners from North America and Canada attended the four-day event.

"Honoring all of our franchisees is the highlight of our annual convention and we are so proud to acknowledge the growth of today's business leaders," said Tom Coba, president of ServiceMaster Clean. "As our company continues to develop, it's so rewarding to see our franchisees continue to deliver the highest caliber of cleaning and restoration services to customers around the world."

Other franchise partners honored with top awards included:

  • Brian and Kelly Greer of Salem, Ore. were presented with the Growth Award for highest revenue increase in 2012
  • Chris and Dan Oxley of Nashville, Tenn. received the Ken Hansen Community Service Award
  • Brent and Tammy Cross of Mt. Airy, Md. were named Rookie of the Year
  • John Roaten of Paris, Tenn. was named Service Partner of the Year

About ServiceMaster Clean

With more than 4,000 franchised and licensed locations around the world, ServiceMaster Clean and ServiceMaster Restore serve customers through a global network of franchises that provide a range of residential and commercial services including cleaning and restoration resulting from damage caused by water or fire, janitorial services, commercial carpet cleaning, hard surface floor care, and residential carpet and upholstery cleaning. ServiceMaster Clean is a subsidiary of the Memphis-based ServiceMaster Company, one of the world's largest residential and commercial service networks. The company's brands include Terminix, TruGreen, American Home Shield, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic and AmeriSpec. Visit and for more information.

About ServiceMaster

With a global network of more than 7,300 company-owned, franchise and licensed locations, Memphis-based ServiceMaster is one of the world's largest residential and commercial service networks. The company's high-profile brands are Terminix, TruGreen, American Home Shield, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic and AmeriSpec. Through approximately 20,000 corporate associates and a franchise network that independently employs an estimated 31,000 additional people, the ServiceMaster family of brands provided services and products to approximately 8 million customers during the last 12 months. The company's market-leading brands provide a range of residential and commercial services including termite and pest control; lawn, tree and shrub care; home warranties and preventative maintenance contracts; furniture repair; home inspections; home cleaning; janitorial services; and disaster restoration. Go to for more information about ServiceMaster or follow the company at or

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