GILBERT, ARIZ. – A team in Utah. Growth of its Arizona office to more than 40 employees. A disinfecting service for COVID-19-related mitigation.
Since launching in 2019, CPR Construction Cleaning has experienced tremendous growth the past six months with plans to expand to California and Nevada.
Founded by restoration and facility maintenance professionals Corina Burton and Patrick Maez, co-owners and CEOs, the Gilbert-based firm offers three phases of cleaning: progress/rough cleaning, final cleaning and touch-up cleaning.
CPR’s approach to the disinfecting process has helped it secure clients as the nation wrestles with the COVID-19 pandemic. It is constantly receiving calls from businesses looking for disinfecting services. Maez said April was CPR’s busiest month for work volume. CPR tests all its employees for the virus if they are feeling cold-like symptoms.
“I’m pleasantly surprised by how busy we’ve been,” Burton said. “However, we do want to be mindful about how fast we’ve been growing. Moving into Utah proved to be a great move. It has opened more opportunities and has put us in front of some key players in that state’s construction industry.”
Burton said CPR partners with its general contractor clients “in such a way that we help alleviate additional expense.” With large projects, there are numerous entities involved in so many phases.
“A final build-out can have all the bells and whistles, but once the owner comes and walks the property, he or she are usually upset if the building is not clean,” Burton said. “To ownership, looking nice and clean when they take occupancy is very important.”
CPR has a large contract in Utah for student housing at Utah Valley University in Orem. This project takes up one of CPR’s five teams. Another team is currently working at a 193-suite resort under construction in Fountain Hills. That team, Burton said, is locked in for two months.
“Not all our projects are that long,” she said, adding that some take one or two days or a week to complete. “The resort is very complex with different phases of construction. We have been growing significantly from Day 1. Every job site our teams go on has four to 10 people. As we grow, we continue to create new teams. I feel every month or every other month we are having to grow our team(s).”
Burton said CPR teams have disinfected office buildings, schools and medical office buildings. CPR recently completed a major disinfecting job at St. Luke’s Medical Center.
“Pre-cleaning the space is a very important, first step,” Burton said. “It’s a wipe down of all ‘high-touch point’ and flat surface areas followed by a fogger that produces a liberal spray that ensures a complete and safe sanitization and disinfected space.”
Burton said she expects CPR to be even busier once COVID-19 subsides. Since it’s considered an essential business, construction has remained brisk in the Valley and in the Southwest.
Burton said CPR’s biggest success so far is “having a company that is making a difference in the construction industry. We have had multiple clients provide feedback on how grateful they are in having a specialized cleaning company focused on all of the right aspects of our side of the business.”
CPR’s biggest challenge so far?
“Our biggest challenge has been navigating through all of the growth we are experiencing,” Burton said. “On one hand it has been extremely exciting but on the other hand there are a lot of challenges that come when trying to grow a company too quickly. We never want to get to a point where we are over promising and under delivering. Our number one priority is to ensure our quality of service stays at the highest level at all times.”
For more information, visit cprclean.com.